Sunday, September 16 2012
G3 NOBLE DAMSEL GOES TO NAPLES BAY
ELMONT, N.Y. – Naples Bay posted a 13-1 upset to earn the first stakes victory of her career on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park, edging away to take the 22nd running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Noble Damsel by 1 ½ lengths.
As Silver Screamer opened up three lengths on the field through a quarter-mile in 23.41 and then widened her lead to five through a half-mile in 46.18, Naples Bay settled in third behind her stablemate, Federation. Three wide at the quarter pole, Naples Bay accelerated swiftly through the lane to collar the pacesetter with a sixteenth of a mile to go and draw clear under Jose Lezcano for the victory.
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