Tamarind Hall - 2011 Bed o' Roses (G3)

Longshot Tamarind Hall pulled off a dramatic upset Sunday afternoon at Belmont Park, splitting horses on the turn and galloping on to a 5 ¼-length victory in the Grade 3, $150000 Bed o' Roses Handicap. After breaking on top in the field of seven fillies and mares, Tamarind Hall was taken back shortly after the start as jockey David Cohen allowed Curlina through on the rail to lead the field through opening fractions of 22.62 and 45.55, closely pursued by 1-4 favorite Hilda's Passion. Advancing around the turn, Tamarind Hall shot through a narrow opening between the pacesetter and the favorite and on to the lead, and steadily widened her advantage through the stretch. Tamarind Hall completed seven furlongs in 1:23.82 and she returned $33.80, $13.80 and $53.00 to her backers in the Sunday crowd of 4964. Of the $290567.54 in the show pool, $268788.81 was wagered on Hilda's Passion, who finished sixth, triggering considerable show payouts on the top three finishers. Runner-up Kid Kate, who paid $17.00 to place, returned $53.50 to show. Third-place finisher Spa City Princess paid $64.50. The upset helped trigger a $45866.70 carryover into Monday's Independence Day card at Belmont Park.

 

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