Sep 23 2017

By Paulick Report

Entering off a victory in the Grade 3 Monmouth Cup and making his first start in New York since finishing second in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap, Ivan Rodriguez’s Sharp Azteca bested a field of six going gate to wire to win Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap on Saturday at Belmont Park.

Breaking alertly as the 1-2 favorite from post 5 with Paco Lopez aboard, Sharp Azteca went straight to the front setting fractions of 23.50 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 46.48 for the half.

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