05/19/2011 2:20PM

Belmont: Hymn Book gets Revenge


  Making his second start back from a layoff of nearly a year for Shug McGaughey, Hymn Book (3rd, $10.80) wore down 3-5 pacesetter I Want Revenge in deep stretch to win the off-the-turf Three Coins Up overnight stakes under John Velazquez.

  I Want Revenge, racing with blinkers on, set a blistering pace of 45.99 and 1:09.72 with Ramon Dominguez, remained in front through midstretch after a mile in 1:34.23, but could not hold off Hymn Book in his first start since finishing off the board in the Godolphin Mile on Mar. 26.

  Hymn Book ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.16 over a drying-out main track that had just been upgraded from muddy to good.

  Ron the Greek rallied for third. Thomas Got Even and Arson Squad completed the order of finish.