Postscript: Belmont 4

Peaceful Talk dominated the field, loving the turf, and pulling away in the stretch impressively!

On paper, signs suggested Peaceful Talk wouldn’t like the turf. Both his trainer and his sire struggle the first time on turf.  It appeared to be a sharpener for a dirt try later on (and very well may have been intended that way.)  He did get some support at the windows and was bet down from the morning line of 15-1 down to 9-1.

Sometimes weird, unanticipated things happen, like Peaceful Talk loving the turf. That’s horse racing!

Corinthian Summer ran well, but got left in the stretch as Peaceful Talk kicked away and eventually finished third. I’ll be interested to see how the speed comes back from this race and whether he improved or not. Ahead of the Curve had a bad start, but wasn’t good enough today anyway.  Romans Paradise threatened on the turn, but wasn’t a factor at the end. In Speight Ofitall didn’t figure.