10/27/2013 4:45PM

Belmont Park: Storming Inti, Recepta, Tea Time win closing-day stakes

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Storming Inti, under jockey Javier Castellano, wins the Awad Stakes on Sunday at Belmont Park.

Putting an exclamation point on Belmont’s fall meet for leading trainer Chad Brown and leading rider Javier Castellano, Storming Inti ($6.30) stalked 17-1 longshot Tuscan Getaway into the stretch and edged past that stubborn rival to win Sunday’s Awad Stakes – the third $100,000 overnight stakes on an all-2-year-old program on getaway day.

Coming off a maiden win, Storming Inti wore down Tuscan Getaway to win by three-quarters of a length. He ran one mile on a firm Widener turf course in 1:35.47.

Storming Inti improved to 2 wins from 3 starts for Brown, who notched his 26th victory of the 37-day stand. It was the 55th win for Castellano, who added the fall riding crown to titles at Belmont’s spring-summer session and at Saratoga.

Mansion House, who was bet down to 3-2 favoritism for his U.S. debut, encountered traffic at the quarter pole and rallied belatedly for third.

Over the same real estate two races earlier, Recepta announced herself as the next terrific grass filly for Phipps Racing and trainer Jimmy Toner, rallying through the stretch to win the Chelsea Flower by better than three lengths under Junior Alvarado.

Rebounding from an off-the-board finish in the Frizette Stakes, Recepta ($11.80) raced wide throughout after breaking from post 12 but outkicked 17-1 runner-up A Little Bit Sassy to score in 1:35.63 seconds.

A Little Bit Sassy, who drifted in slightly in midstretch, survived an objection by Paco Lopez on fifth-place finisher Miss Frost.

In stakes action on the main track, Tea Time ($7) grabbed a clear lead through dawdling early fractions of 24.41 and 47.84 seconds beneath Luis Saez and had enough left to turn back 7-10 favorite Miss Behaviour in the Sharp Cat Stakes.

The Michael Matz-trained Tea Time, who set the pace in the Frizette before fading late, ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.09 and won for the second time in four starts.

Miss Behaviour, the winner of the Grade 2 Matron four weeks earlier, suffered her first defeat from four starts overall.

Alpaca Fina and Storm Swept completed the order of finish.

Kiaran McLaughlin saddled three maiden winners on the card for Darley Stable. The winning trio of Penwith ($10.40), Macaroon ($10.20), and Fingers Crossed ($8.40) vaulted Darley into a tie for the meet-leading owner with Drawing Away Stable and David Jacobson, each with nine wins.