09/17/2010 1:11PM

Belmont: Lubash lights up the toteboard


  Jose Lezcano may have gotten off to a 0-for-25 start, but he is now showing a $2 flat bet profit for the meet after the New York-bred Lubash (1st, $72.50) wired the Fifth Marine overnight stakes as the longest shot in a field of eight 3-year-old turfers. He was coming off a front-running win in a division of the N.Y. Stallion for trainer Jim Ryerson.

  Meanwhile, the first two betting choices were absolutely dreadful. Nordic Truce stalked in second position to the quarter pole and came up totally empty at 7-5; and Radiohead, a Group 2 winner at Royal Ascot last year, was finished before reaching the quarter pole at 2-1.

  The Fifth Marine was the only turf race to remain on the grass today.