05/10/2012 5:45PM

Belmont: Brilliant Speed will go in Manhattan

Barbara D. Livingston
Brilliant Speed was beaten by a loose-on-the-lead Little Mike in the Woodford Reserve.

ELMONT, N.Y. - Brilliant Speed, third in the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve on Kentucky Derby Day, will make his next start in the Grade 1 Manhattan on Belmont Stakes Day, according to trainer Tom Albertrani.

Brilliant Speed was beaten three lengths by Little Mike, who surprisingly got loose on the lead in the Woodford Reserve.

“He ran very, very well,” Albertrani said. “He got bottled up at the three-eighths pole, and Johnny [Velazquez] thought it cost him second place. I think the mile and a half of the Manhattan should be to his liking.”

chuckles m More than 1 year ago
Isn't the Manhatten 1 1/4 miles?
RickMarciniak More than 1 year ago
Correct. Albetrani misquoted. This could be a great spot for Brilliant Speed.
Roy Sankar More than 1 year ago
i smell another second place finish
Mike Lee More than 1 year ago
I love the Manhattan!...the undercard on belmont stakes day rocks!