09/18/2010 12:47PM

Belmont: Tough start for Bruce Brown


Saturday's early double not a memorable one for trainer Bruce Brown.

In the opener, Brown watched as Yes I'm Clever, unseated rider Cornelio Velasquez in the post parade and ran loose around the training track before cruising through the barn area. Naturally, he was a late scratch. Global Force, making first start for Todd Pletcher, won in gate to wire fashion.

In the second, Brown sent out 2-5 favorite Gerard Loves Beer, who set the pace but got run down late by Here Comes Vinny, who steadied sharply under Alan Garcia when Gerard Loves Beer made it tight on him along the rail but came back to rally along the fence to win. Gerard Loves Beer settled for second.