Sunday, May 27 2012
BOLD MOVE PROVES A WINNING ONE FOR ARUNA IN SHEEPSHEAD BAY (G2)
ELMONT, N.Y. – Aruna employed a bold rush inside the three-eighths pole to sweep to the lead, then held sway in the stretch to win Belmont Park’s Grade 2, $200,000 Sheepshead Bay for turf fillies and mares on Saturday.
Looking to regain winning form, Aruna settled in fourth as Aqsaam opened a double-digit lead through fractions of 47.34 and 1:13.22. When the leader started to come back to the field, Ramon Dominguez gave Aruna her cue, and she blew past the weary pacesetter and was never seriously threatened in the stretch by Hit It Rich, who gave vain chase in second.
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