Reunited with jockey Alan Garcia, who had been aboard for his first two starts, the son of Lemon Drop Kid stayed in the clear as the early fractions went in 22.96, 46.14 and 1:11.25, easily moving up when asked and hitting the wire in 1:35.86 for the mile over a fast track.
Hello Broadway also closed well, edging Royal Vindication by a neck. Following him under the wire were Friesan Fire, Tire Kicker, Prince Charming, and Forty Thieves.
Trained by John Kimmel, Break Water Edison returned $15.40 and earned $71,100 to boost his bankroll to $140,100 with his second win in five starts.
“He took a lot of dirt in his last race (8th in the G1 Champagne) and got very discouraged,” said Kimmel. “I think this was a very good performance. He galloped out super.”
The trainer said Break Water Edison would be taken to Florida for the winter and readied for a 3-year-old campaign.
One race earlier, Puglisi Stable’s and Woodfield Stable’s Livin Lovin kicked clear of front-running favorite Gemswick Park in the stretch for a 4 1/4-length victory in the 33rd edition of the Grade 3, $107,800 Tempted Stakes for 2-year-old fillies.
Gemswick Park broke sharply and was strong under jockey John Velazquez, as she set a pace of 23.59, 47.43 and 1:12.47 on the fast main track. Obsequious pressed from the outside and Livin Lovin held her position on the rail.
In the lane, Gemswick Park seemed to have it her way, but jockey Ramon Dominguez brought Livin Lovin outside and the daughter of 2004 Belmont Stakes winner Birdstone came through to give her pilot his third victory of the afternoon.
“She was a little green through the stretch, but it was only her fourth start and first time over this track,” Dominguez said of Livin Lovin, who covered the mile in 1:36.89. “Overall, she did everything very well. She was pretty full of run at the end.”
Trained by Steve Klesaris, Livin Lovin returned $6 to win as she earned $64,680, extending her bankroll to $134,968..
“Four races, four racetracks and never worse than second!” said Molly Jo Rosen, racing manager for Puglisi Stable. “You can’t go wrong with a filly like that. Obviously, we trust (trainer) Steve (Klesaris) and his judgment. If she’s sound and healthy there is no reason not to think she can’t run again this year.”
Finshing third was Morning Chatter, who in turn was followed by Pull Dancer, Obsequious, and Fools in Love.
Winning trainer John Kimmel on Break Water Edison (No. 6): “Well, that was more like it. In his last race (8th in G1 Champagne) I told the jockey to take him back. He took dirt in the face for six furlongs and got very discouraged. I think today was a very good performance. He galloped out super – the further, the better. We will take him to Florida and bring him back for a 3-year-old campaign.”
Winning jockey Alan Garcia: “He broke good and I let him be in the clear all the time. He was so comfortable on the outside. When I asked him to go, he took off. I thought he was impressive today.”