War Pass Claims Victory at Belmont
This past weekend proved yet again that predicting the outcome of a race has a lot to do with luck. The sport of horse racing has always been a game of hopes, dreams and hot horse racing tips, but at Belmont Park victory was to be enjoyed by War Pass and not the race favorites. Winning the Grade 1 Champagne is not only a wonderful achievement for the racehorse, jockey, owner and trainer, but it means that War Pass has automatically secured a place in the Breeders Cup Juvenile.
War Pass will definitely be watched very carefully in the future, as he is a racehorse that is beginning to carve a spectacular career and become a direct threat to other horses. He was sired by well-known race winner Cherokee Run, and is owned by Robert La Penta. Trainer, Nick Zito, celebrated his fifth victory of the Champagne when War Pass comfortably soldiered his way across the finish. This Wall of Fame trainer stood in the same winners circle in 1998 when The Groom is Red won the race again in 1999 with Greenwood Lake, together with A P Valentine in the year 2000 and with Birdstone winning in 2003. Now, all Nick Zito can hope for is a win at the Breeders Cup.
As race day got under way at Belmont Park the race favorites were Ready’s Image and Majestic Warrior. But as the gates swung open War Pass blasted his way into the leading position by over a length. He remained ahead for the entire race. War Pass won the race in a time of 1:36:12, with Pyro finishing second and Z Humor in third place. Fourth place was taken by Lantana Mob, fifth was Silver Edition, Majestic Warrior came in sixth, Anakim in seventh and Ready’s Image in eighth place.
The Breeders Cup will be held on 27 October 2007 at Monmouth Park. Any good horse racing tips for this race day will definitely be not to underestimate War Pass, and to keep a close eye on Indian Blessing. Cornelio Velasquez, War Pass’ jockey, can confidently mount this amazing racehorse that already has the entire two-year old racing division talking. War Pass seems to be on a warpath to victory, and it is hoped that this magnificent horse will be seen in many more winners’ circles.