10/11/2008 11:00PM

Zada Belle draws clear


The drop from graded stakes company was all Zada Belle needed to regain her best form.

Facing softer competition after chasing Indian Blessing in the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom last time out, Zada Belle ($2.80) outdueled Shananie's Song and pulled away to a 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday night's $65,000 Seton Hall University Stakes at the Meadowlands.

Ridden by Stewart Elliott for trainer Saeed bin Suroor, Zada Belle won for the fifth time in eight lifetime starts while covering six furlongs in 1:09.12.