06/08/2012 7:31PM

Belmont Park: Redeemed romps by 10 lengths in Brooklyn Handicap

Tom Keyser
Ramon Dominguez guides Redeemed to an easy victory in the Brooklyn Handicap on Friday at Belmont Park.

ELMONT, N.Y. - Redeemed opened up a new door for his connections by cruising to a 10-length victory under Ramon Dominguez in Friday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Brooklyn Handicap at Belmont Park.

Eldaafer, the 2009 Brooklyn winner, finished second by two lengths over Arthur’s Tale.

The victory was the seventh from 11 starts for Redeemed, a 4-year-old son of Include owned by Samantha Siegel’s Jay Em Ess Stable and trained by Richard Dutrow Jr.

Dutrow entered Redeemed in the Brooklyn, at a mile and a half, in part because he didn’t think the horse could be competitive with the upper echelon of handicap horses at distances up to 1 1/8 miles.

But now Redeemed may have put himself into contention for a race like the Breeders’ Cup Marathon later this year with his dominant score.

“I’ll have a talk with Ramon and see if he wants to go this far all the time,” Dutrow said. “We’ll get the numbers, check things out, but we have a live horse, that’s for sure.”

Breaking from post 10, Redeemed made the lead soon after the start, running an opening quarter in 23.94 seconds. Redeemed may have been helped by the fact that Birdrun, last year’s Brooklyn winner and a horse with good early speed, stumbled at the start.

Redeemed continued uncontested through a half-mile in 48.12, six furlongs in 1:12.42, and a mile in 1:37.18.

Eldaafer, under Paco Lopez, moved into contention around the far turn, but Redeemed kicked away turning for home and ran away from him inside the final three-sixteenths.

Redeemed covered the 1 1-2 miles in 2:28.89 and returned $6.50 as the 2-1 favorite. Redeemed added the Brooklyn to victories in the Grade 3 Discovery and Oklahoma Derby last year.

“He relaxed beautifully for me, and when it was time to go turning for home he responded beautifully and galloped out strong,” Dominguez said. “I wasn’t overly confident because you don’t know about the distance with any of them. We don’t run these distances daily, but I couldn’t be any happier with how well he relaxed for me.”

Following Arthur’s Tale, the order of finish was Not Abroad, Hailstone, Praetereo, Boxeur des Rues, Golden Gulch, Birdrun, Eye On Jacob and Kentucky Reign.

Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
they need a detention barn for this clown too,and i dont mean for the horses.
Douglas Rutherford More than 1 year ago
Ha Ha Haaaaaaaaa yeah huh ! You may not like tomorrow then at all in the 7th race TRUE NORTH HANDICAP ................... 1 Pacific Ocean ! Has been looking the best in the mornings from this group thru-out the last week . Very eye-catching ! I normally am not in the Trainers favor - but its all about te horse . I believe Easily a " W / P " outing here . Then maybe todetention barn huh
YYZGUY1 More than 1 year ago
Yeah Babe, no stakes detention barn for these horses. Racing gets slimed again.
Mike Bilinskas More than 1 year ago
Wonderful another Dutrow horse wins. and they say cheaters never win
Douglas Rutherford More than 1 year ago
I was HALF right huh ! In my comment post the other day I said that this race was going to play out alot like the Belmont Stakes ! REDEEMED should WIN by 7 going away . UNION RAGS should WIN by 7 going away ! I had posted a $200 wager on the BROOKLYN HANDICAP : 1 TRI WHEEL ( 10 / ALL / ALL ) $72 ........................ 1 TRI ( 10 / 1 / ALL ) $8 ............................... 1 TRI ( 10 / ALL / 1 ) $8 .................................. 1 SUP ( 10 / 1 / ALL / 3 , 4 ) $14 ............................. 1 SUP ( 10 / ALL / 1 / 3 , 4 ) $14 ............................ $84 BROOKLYN / BELMONT DD ( 10 - 3 ) .................. Today : was an Awesome Day Wager wise , BUT a very sad day for the Fans , Trainers , Owners , Jockey , and the O'Neill racing stable , as well for the Sport . My Picks were post afew day ago - and at my ( drutherford24@hotmail.com ) email sight attachment ! A Fabulous Day
Dave Penkala Jr More than 1 year ago
damnnn buddy u hit nice today good job
Douglas Rutherford More than 1 year ago
Thanks Dave Penkala Jr : I have my days ! My problem when I wager is : I hardly ever back myself up . Which I have been known to do years ago . I wouls normally use ( Two Horses ) to Win on Top and just ( FLIP - FLOP ) my main horse with my Key horse . Like a ( 1 / 10 / all ) ( 1 / all / 10 ) " Like That " ! But when I normally really really like a horse for the Win by many legnths - then I go with only ONE . " Well Today I Got Lucky " .................... many times my race IF I MISS will come in backwards - which im sure You know Exactly what im talking about huh . One of those WOULDA - SHOULDA-DIDA-NOTA type situations . GOOD LUCK in the Belmont Stakes ! REMEMBER - ALWAYS GO WITH YOUR ( MAIN PICK )
Carson Wiest More than 1 year ago
nice super hit. That first TRI WHEEL you hit payed pretty nice. Ive never done it like that but im definatley doing that from now on haha congrats Douglas
Douglas Rutherford More than 1 year ago
Wowwwwww for real ! You have never wager a bet this way . My best is just W / P ............... But when I really like a race - I Always play a Safe bet first - with my horse 1st , with an all / all Trifecta ! Then I look for whom I believe has the best 2nd chance with my pick , and I play that horse 2nd and 3rd with an all . Its actually a cheap bet - WIN or LOSE . Every body has their own way . My way just wirks good for what I look for . WIN some - LOSE some . But over - all It Works great for my way for viewing horses . Thanks for reply . my Belmont Stakes PLAYS will be posted on my sight drutherford24@hotmail.com by 10am Saturday morning . If ya just want to view it .
Marc May More than 1 year ago
A good hit is a good hit. Yet weren't there 11 betting interests in the Brooklyn? The total amounts for the bets you listed are only for 10.
Douglas Rutherford More than 1 year ago
Marc May : Yes there was 11 post potitions ( 1 thru 11 ) with the 1a I believed scratched . The other day when I was making my comment of my picks out for this race - I had already said the 1 Tri Wheel was $72 for a ( 10 / all / all ) to where the amount was actually to be $90 for that 1 Tri Wheel . Then one the TRI - had to add 1 dollar for like the ( 10 / 1 / all ) and so forth ! This really wasnt a big deal . Some of my friends caught the mistake of amount when they went to play it . So , the point was - they were Happy ! I dont claim to do things Perfectly , and my worst problem is - I dont PROOF READ before sending . I make my point - and move on . MARC - SORRY IF YOU GOT THE WRONG OPINION . My wagers were posted 2 days ago on the drf sight and drutherford24@hotmail.com ............................... some-times I get ahead of my brain - well whats there anyways ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaa . I should have caught that it was an 11 post field , but my mind was thinking of the scratch , and I wasnt thinking about the 1a because I didnt care for that one . Just an honest mistake - which TRUST ME - I make them time to time with $ , but people know my numbers . Again , sorry
Marc May More than 1 year ago
No worries. Thanks for the horse observations. 'Rags doesn't look as obvious to me as Redeemed. Could you clarify more why you are so high on him? Thanks.