07/04/2014 6:07PM

Sayaad fires off long layoff in Forbidden Apple


ELMONT, N.Y. - Jose Ortiz and Sayaad both returned off layoffs - the jockey’s quite a bit shorter than the horse’s - in fine fettle Friday at Belmont Park as Ortiz guided Sayaad to a front-running, 2  1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Forbidden Apple Stakes.