10/30/2017 2:26PM

Analyze It impresses in debut victory


ELMONT, N.Y. – Analyze It made an auspicious 2-year-old debut for owner William Lawrence and trainer Chad Brown on Saturday at Belmont Park, winning a one-mile race on turf by 6 1/4 lengths.

Analyze It, from the first crop of five-time Grade 1 winner Point of Entry, took the lead soon after the start and was joined and then headed by another rival. When set down for the stretch run by Irad Ortiz Jr., Analyze It took off and left the competition far behind.

Following splits of 47.44 and 1:11.36, Analyze It covered his final quarter in 22.95 seconds for a final time of 1:34.31, earning an 89 Beyer Speed Figure.

In comparison, five races later on the card, the 2-year-old Therapist improved his record to 3 for 3 with a rallying victory in the $100,000 Awad Stakes. The pacesetting Looking Ready set quicker fractions of 46.90 and 1:10.83 before Therapist rallied to victory in 1:35.41, 1.10 seconds slower than Analyze It over the same Widener turf course.

Brown was impressed.

“He had trained well, and I expected him to run well, but you’re never expecting a performance like that the first time,” he said.

With the turf season in New York winding down, Brown said he didn’t have any immediate plans for Analyze It.

“I will talk to Mr. Lawrence about what to do next, but we might just send him south and point to next year,” he said.

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