07/11/2016 4:37PM

The week that was in racing, July 5-10, 2016

Barbara D. Livingston
Catch a Glimpse wins the Belmont Oaks

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Catch a Glimpse wows in Belmont Oaks

Catch a Glimpse came into the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks undefeated on turf, but she had her share of doubters. Could she get the lead? Was she just getting easy trips? Could she get the 10 furlongs? She put all of those doubts to rest, leading every step of the way, earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 100, and stealing the show on Saturday’s big card at Belmont Park.

Deauville, the “other O’Brien,” holds on in Belmont Derby

Trainer Aidan O’Brien wins races by the bunch in Europe, saddling horses for many of the top owners in the world. When he sends a runner to a Grade 1 turf race in North America, bettors take note. Those bettors made O’Brien’s Long Island Sound the favorite in the Belmont Derby, but it was his other runner, Deauville, who got the money. He disposed of the front-runner at the top of the stretch and held off the late-running Highland Sky.

Effinex repeats in Suburban

Effinex added another chapter to the Jerkens family legacy in the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap on Saturday at Belmont Park, successfully defending his title in the 130-year-old fixture with a hard-fought win. It was the sixth time either Jimmy or his father, Allen Jerkens, have won the prestigious event.

Fish Trappe Road gets first stakes win in Grade 2 Dwyer

The Grade 1 King’s Bishop or Grade 2 Jim Dandy? Those are pretty good options to have for any trainer, and those are the options Bret Calhoun will ponder with Fish Trappe Road following the steadily improving 3-year-old’s 1 1/4-length victory over the 6-5 favorite Economic Model in Saturday’s Dwyer at Belmont Park.

A.P. Indian gets first graded stakes win

A. P. Indian outgamed Marking by a head to take the Grade 2 Belmont Sprint Championship and become a graded stakes winner for the first time.

Masochistic wins in return; Firing Line does not

Two graded stakes winners made returns from long layoffs recently at Santa Anita. On Friday, Masochistic trounced four rivals, earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 107 and throwing himself right into a sprint division that is wide open with champion Runhappy on the sidelines. On Saturday, Firing Line raced for the first time since last year’s Preakness, but only managed to beat one horse in a field of six as the odds-on favorite.

Horses to watch

Santa Anita:
Trainer: Peter Miller
Last race: July 10, 9th
Finish: 9th by 14
Beyer: 67
Eliminated by a slow start from an inside post first off the claim, this N1X/claiming sprinter can be followed at Del Mar. Needs an outside post. Likely to start at high odds.

DRF Plus subscribers can see the rest of Brad Free’s horses to watch from last week by clicking here.

reporting by David Grening, Mike Hogan, Mike Welsch, and Mike Watchmaker