09/11/2016 4:09PM

Conquest Enforcer has no problem winning away from home in Allied Forces

Chelsea Durand/NYRA
Conquest Enforcer, with Javier Castellano up, scores as the odds-on favorite in the six-furlong Allied Forces.

ELMONT, N.Y. -  Conquest Enforcer  proved he doesn’t need the lead, or the familiar surroundings of Woodbine Racetrack, to win stakes races, rallying from off the pace under confident handling by jockey Javier Castellano to register a 1 3/4- length victory over Too Discreet in Sunday’s $100,000 Allied Forces Stakes at Belmont Park.

Conquest Enforcer, who had made all six previous starts at Woodbine, rated just off the early pace set by Too Discreet while well-held by Castellano through the opening half-mile of the six-furlong Allied Forces. Conquest Enforcer readily overtook the leader entering the stretch, edged clear, and then gradually increased his advantage to the wire. Too Discreet quickly sprinted clear to control the pace and while no match for the winner held gamely to win a three-horse photo for second with Front Pocket Money and Don’t Be So Salty.

The victory was the fourth in six starts for Conquest Enforcer, a 3-year-old son of Into Mischief owned by Conquest Stables LLC. He completed the distance in 1:07.76 over the firm course and paid $3.20.

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“He came to us just a few days ago,” said Randi Melton, the Belmont Park assistant to trainer Mark Casse. “The team up in Canada does an amazing job. We just had to saddle him. He was ready. The race set up perfect, Javier rode him perfect. He sat right there and had tons of horse. Mark said this horse doesn’t like being hit with the whip. Javier just showed it to him, and that was all he needed.”