11/28/2014 3:39PM

Belle Gallantey not finished racing

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Barbara D. Livingston
Belle Gallantey might return in the Affectionately on Jan. 1.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Belle Gallantey, the multiple Grade 1 winner who sold for $750,000 at the Fasig-Tipton November auction this month, is back with trainer Rudy Rodriguez and could run again as early as Jan. 1 in the $100,000 Affectionately Stakes at Aqueduct.

Belle Gallantey, claimed for $35,000 by Michael Dubb last December, won the Delaware Handicap and Beldame this year. After finishing ninth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Oct. 31, Belle Gallantey was purchased at auction by S F Bloodstock. However, she was leased back to Dubb for racing purposes. Dubb said he will race her as long as she proves competitive at the stakes level.

“We will run her as long as we feel she can earn money and compete at the right level,” Dubb said.

Dubb had thought about running her in Friday’s Grade 3 Go for Wand at Aqueduct but said the filly lost some weight following the cross-country trip to California, then Kentucky, and back to New York.

On Friday, Belle Gallantey worked five furlongs in 1:04.65 over the Aqueduct main track.