05/28/2010 4:12PM

Belmont: Another hit for R-Rod


  When it comes to horses making their first start for jockey-turned-trainer Rudy Rodriguez, bet first and ask questions later.

  Zip by You (6th, $7.70), who had lost 19 consecutive races dating back to the fall of 2007, and was making her first start since last Oct. 23, won a non-winners-of-three-lifetime claimer on the inner turf first out for Rodriguez. The fractions for the six-furlong dash were officially 22.72, 45.52 and 1:08.47, with the last quarter supposedly going in 22.95 seconds.

  If you're scoring at home, R-Rod is 10 for 17 with new acquisitions.