Sunday, June 10 2012
TRINNIBERG TURNS BACK CURRENCY SWAP TO TAKE WOODY STEPHENS PRESENTED BY VISITNASSAUCOUNTY.COM
ELMONT, N.Y. – A resolute Trinniberg, dogged through the early going by Currency Swap, put away his rival in the Belmont Park stretch and went on to a 1 3/4-length victory in Saturday’s 28th running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Woody Stephens presented by VisitNassauCounty.com.
Sent right to the front by jockey Willie Martinez, Trinniberg zipped through an opening quarter-mile in 22.30 seconds and a half in 44.73 with 9-1 shot Currency Swap right off his flank. Shaking off his challenger’s bid as they straightened for home, Trinniberg quickly put two lengths between himself and Currency Swap and was never threatened as he crossed the wire in 1:22.26 for the seven furlongs.