09/29/2013 5:59PM

Belmont Park: In Trouble beats Corfu in Futurity

Barbara D. Livingston
In Trouble, under jockey Joe Rocco Jr., wins the Grade 2 Futurity by 2 1/4 lengths Sunday.

In Trouble completed a banner day for Maryland-based 2-year-olds Sunday at Belmont Park when rallying from off the pace for a convincing 2 1/4-length decision over 9-5 favorite Corfu in the $200,000 Futurity.

In Trouble, stabled with trainer Tony Dutrow at the Fair Hill Training Center, followed the Bowie-based Miss Behaviour, who captured the Grade 2 Matron earlier on the card.

In Trouble used similar tactics in the Grade 2 Futurity as he had in winning his only previous start at Saratoga seven weeks earlier. Stalking the early pace of Corfu, In Trouble readily overtook the leader near midstretch before drawing off.

Corfu finished second, a length in front of Big Sugar Soda. Financial Mogul and Sound of Freedom rounded out the order of finish. Wired Bryan was scratched earlier in the day.

In Trouble, a son of Tiz Wonderful owned by Team D, covered six furlongs in 1:09.64. His final time was almost a second faster than Miss Behaviour completed the same distance in winning the Matron. He returned $7.

“I was feeling we have a talented horse, and I’m not surprised at what I saw,” Dutrow said. “I just told [jockey Joe Rocco Jr.] that he’s a rough horse in the gate but that we’ve worked with him a lot, and that’s the only thing you’ve got to pay attention to. This showed you a lot. It was the second race of his life, and he was able to relax and give up the lead and finish up against quality horses. I think that’s a big statement for him.”

Dutrow said In Trouble likely will run next in the Grade 2 Nashua at Aqueduct on Nov. 3.