10/14/2007 11:00PM

Genuine Devotion wires Xtra Heat

EmailGenuine Devotion, the only 3-year-old in the field of five fillies and mares, used her brilliant speed to become a stakes winner Sunday, going gate to wire to win the $105,700 Xtra Heat Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths at Belmont Park.

Trouble Maker rallied from last to be second by 1 3/4 lengths over Stormy Kiss. Society Hostess, making her first start since New Year's Day, finished fourth as the 8-5 favorite. G City Gal was last.

Under Alan Garcia, Genuine Devotion, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, easily made the lead through fractions of 22.47 seconds and 45.13 for a half-mile. She opened up a five-length lead in midstretch and cruised home an easy winner while covering six furlongs in 1:08.65 over a good Widener turf course.

Genuine Devotion, a 3-year-old by Rock of Gibraltar, is now 2 for 3 on turf and 3 for 6 overall for owner James Barry.