09/21/2008 11:00PM

Trinity Magic, Sneakin Up score


Trinity Magic remained unbeaten while Sneakin Up won her first race as the two captured stakes races for New York-breds Sunday at Belmont Park.

In the $107,400 Betram F. Bongard for colts and geldings, Trinity Magic, under Shaun Bridgmohan, stalked Rereadthefootnotes until the three-furlong pole, then ran with that one until just outside the eighth pole before taking charge en route to a 1 1/2-length victory. Tall Poppi got up for second by a neck over Uncle T Seven.

Trinity Magic, a son of Performing Magic, owned by James and Treasa Donnan and trained by Steve Asmusssen, covered seven furlongs in 1:23.90 and returned $4 as the even-money choice. Trinity Magic is now 2 for 2.

"He rated really nice for me, and when I asked him to finish on up, he did,'' Bridgmohan said.

In the $111,900 Joseph A. Gimma Stakes for juvenile fillies, Sneakin Up was last after a half-mile under Carlos Marquez Jr., swung out widest of all turning for home and finished strongly down the center of the track to win by three-quarters of a length over Ouchy Night. It was 1 1-4 lengths back to Seek On in third.

Sneakin Up, a daughter of Hook and Ladder, won for the first time in six starts for owner Henry Lindh and owner/trainer Joe Pierce. Sneakin Up ran six furlongs in 1:25.27 and returned $13.20 fourth choice in a field of 10.

* In the $79,200 Statuette Stakes, Miss Challenge ($13.20) rallied from last to edge Forest Trail by a neck. It was a head back to favored Zee Zee in third. Miss Challenge, a daughter of More Than Ready, ran a mile in 1:34.74 over firm turf.