Music Note sounds Breeders' Cup warning
REPORT: USA, Saturday
Belmont Park : Gazelle Stakes (Dirt Fillies' Grade 1) 1m1f 3yo+
TO say Godolphin's Music Note won the Gazelle effortlessly would be an understatement as the 1-20 favourite went to the lead coming to the top of the straight and was never asked for any run as she coasted to an eight and a half-length win over Hamsa.
"It was a brilliant result," said trainer Saeed bin Suroor. "It was an easy, impressive win.
“She's a tough filly, one of the best two or three in the country. She's headed tothe Breeders' Cup."
Music Note, who is behind only Zenyatta in Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic betting, came into this race off a narrow loss to Proud Spell as the 2-5 favourite in the Alabama Stakes at Saratoga last month.
BREEDERS' CUP LADIES' CLASSIC
Coral: 2 Zenyatta, 4 Music Note, 6 Ginger Punch, Hystericalady, 10 Tough Tiz's Sister, 12 Country Star, 14 Wake Up Maggie, 20 bar