07/07/2016 12:40PM

Belmont Derby distance suits Highland Sky


ELMONT, N.Y. – Distance may be a question for many of the 13 3-year-olds who will contest the 1 1/4 miles of Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Belmont Derby over the inner turf course. It shouldn’t be an issue for Highland Sky, who ran the equivalent of 1 1/4 miles – if not farther – when he was beaten a neck in the Grade 3 Pennine Ridge Stakes last month at Belmont Park.