07/09/2010 12:44PM

Belmont: Arch exacta


  Lauren Byrd (2nd, $3.30) and Arch Support, a pair of 2-year-old fillies by Arch, finished heads apart for a $25.20 exacta in a six-furlong maiden sprint on the inner turf.

  Coupled with fourth-place finisher Saucy Jade, Lauren Byrd was Todd Pletcher's meet-leading 22nd winner. Gary Contessa is second with 19 wins, and would've cut the lead to one had the photo gone the other way, but he now trails by three. Contessa still has two horses left on the card, though, and Pletcher's afternoon is complete.