09/17/2010 2:14PM

Belmont: Mine Over Matter wins Salute Me Sir


  Notching his first-ever win past six furlongs, Mine Over Matter (3rd, $21.40) stalked a snail's pace set by even-money favorite Manteca, swung out turning for home and drew away from even-money second choice Giant Moon to win the Salute Me Sir overnight stakes.

  Trained by Ramon "Mike" Hernandez and ridden by Javier Castellano, Mine Over Matter ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.51 over a harrowed and "good" main track. Giant Moon held second over Naughty New Yorker, and Manteca faded readily to wind up fourth despite getting away with soft splits of 24.61, ,49.08 and 1:13.38.