06/26/2016 5:16PM

Cloud Control clear winner of Spectacular Bid


ELMONT, N.Y. - Cloud Control crossed the finish line in front for the first time while scoring his second straight victory on Sunday in the Spectacular Bid division of the New York Stallion Stakes at Belmont Park.

Cloud Control had been placed first by the stewards in his prior start when ’Cloontia was disqualified from first for coming outward and bothering him in a one-mile, state-bred maiden race on turf.

On Sunday, Cloud Control earned a victory on his own. He raced behind the leaders while saving ground early in the seven-furlong turf race. Jockey Angel Arroyo had to wait for room to open in upper stretch, and when it did he moved Cloud Control out a path and engaged Bust Another for the lead from the outside, ultimately getting up to win by a length.

Cloud Control, a son of Freud, was bred by his owners, Chester and Mary Broman, and is trained by John Kimmel. He paid $14.60 to win in the seven-horse field. He was timed in 1:21.85.

"Even though he didn't win last time and was put up, I thought it was a good performance," Kimmel said. "He's moving forward and he was very professional today."

Sudden Surprise set fractions of 23.21 and 46.20 in the Spectacular Bid while being tracked from the outside by Bust Another and Spooked Out. Bust Another took the lead in upper stretch, drew clear while covering six furlongs in 1:09.76, but was outfinished by the winner. Go Go Lucky rallied to finish third, 1 3/4 lengths farther back.

Cloud Control finished ninth in his debut at Belmont on May 4. He earned his maiden victory while finishing second by 1 1/4 lengths to ’Cloontia on May 22.

"He injured a hock at 2 and it's good to see him come back like this," Kimmel said. "He's a big, strong horse and I think he'll be better going longer than this in the future."

Chester and Mary Broman were in good spirits after the win.

"I think the jock did a good job," Chester Broman said. "He showed a lot of patience waiting for a hole to open and just didn't take him out to the middle of the track."