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Promise Keeper Takes Flight in Peter Pan
Credit: NYRA / Janet Garaguso

Promise Keeper Takes Flight in Peter Pan

ELMONT, NY — Promise Keeper and Luis Saez took the lead turning into the Belmont Park stretch and did not look back in the Peter Pan Stakes (G3).

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“He’s a big mover and Luis was able to do a perfect job putting him in a stalking position and let him take advantage of the rhythmic stride he has,” said Pletcher. “Luis said he had a lot of horse in the end, so that’s encouraging. “I thought tactically that Luis rode a smart race and put him into a good spot and got into a good rhythm. When that horse came to him, he found some more and finished up well,” Pletcher added.

Nova Rags, Overtook, I Am the Law, and Wolfie’s Dynaghost completed the order in the Peter Pan. Morning line favorite Risk Taking was a scratch.

“He’s got a big bouncy, reachy stride and it seems like the further he goes, the better he gets,” Pletcher said of Promise Keeper. “Historically, the Peter Pan has been a good prep for the Belmont. I’ll talk to the connections about it, but that was amongst the discussions leading into this.”

This is the first graded stake win for Promise Keeper as he improves his record to 5-3-0-0. The 3-year-old son of Constitution has now earned $ for owners, Woodford Thoroughbreds LLC, WinStar Farms LLC, and Rock Ridge Racing LLC.

Promise Keeper returned $5.00 to win, $2.90 to place, and $.2.20 to show.

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