06/27/2004 11:00PM

Belmont: Broadway Gold captures Astoria


ELMONT, N.Y. - Her pedigree suggests that Broadway Gold will excel going a route of ground. If that holds true, her connections will have plenty to look forward to the remainder of the year.

Broadway Gold, a daughter of Seeking the Gold, made it 2 for 2 on Sunday, blowing past the previously unbeaten Chocolate Brown turning for home en route to a three-length victory in the $107,700 Astoria Stakes for juvenile fillies. Lady Glade rallied from last to be second, 2 1/4 lengths ahead of the maiden Comacina.

Broadway Gold, owned by Joyce Robsham and trained by Stanley Hough, was making her first start since winning her maiden by 11 lengths on May 12.

A $600,000 yearling purchase, Broadway Gold ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.41 and returned $4.50 as the 6-5 favorite.

Chocolate Brown, who won her first two starts easily, suffered a fractured sesamoid in her left foreleg, an injury that is not life-threatening but is likely to end her career, trainer Jason Servis said.

* Second Performance ($23) made it two straight wins on turf, stalking El Prado Rob then drawing clear to a 2 1/4-length score over Good Reward in the $61,700 Mac Diarmida Stakes for 3-year-olds.

Second Performance, trained by David Donk and ridden by John Velazquez, covered 1 1/8 miles over good turf in 1:48.76.