06/13/2016 1:46PM

New York-breds perform well during Belmont week

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Barbara D. Livingston
Silver Mission easily won the Tremont Stakes on Friday.

New York-breds fared well against open company during Belmont Park’s extravaganza of stakes, led by a rising star in the 2-year-old Silver Mission.

Silver Mission, by New York freshman sire Mission Impazible, rolled by 6 1/4 lengths to best a short field in the Tremont Stakes on Friday. The diminutive colt remained unbeaten in two starts.

“He’s pretty quick for a little guy,” jockey John Velazquez said. “He’s also pretty talented for as little as he is.”

New York-bred multiple graded stakes winner Upstart turned in a creditable performance when third in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap. Later in the evening, Governor Malibu finished fourth in the Belmont Stakes despite traffic trouble.

Also on Saturday’s card, Fish Trappe Road finished second in the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes, and Disco Partner, by the late New York stallion Disco Rico, was second by a neck in the Grade 3 Jaipur Stakes.

Rounding out the stakes placings for New York-breds, Rumble Doll finished second in the Intercontinental Stakes on Thursday.