November 1, 2016
Congratulations to our friend/client, Alpha Delta Stables. Their homebred LEWIS BAY won the G3 Turnback The Alarm @ Belmont on Saturday.
TURNBACK THE ALARM H.-GIII, $200,000, BEL, 10-29, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16m, 1:42.09, ft.
1--LEWIS BAY, 117, f, 3, by Bernardini/Summer Raven (GSW, $168,910)($170,000 RNA Ylg '14 KEESEP). O/B-Alpha Delta Stables, LLC (KY); T-Chad C. Brown; J-Irad Ortiz, Jr. $120,000. Lifetime Record: 9-4-3-1, $755,600.
2--Flora Dora, 115, f, 3, First Dude/Aidan
3--Eskenformoney, 118, f, 4, Eskendereya/But for Money
Margins: 5 1/4, 7 1/4, 3/4. Odds: 0.45, 23.50, 6.70.
Lewis Bay, just on the edges in some big spots against fellow sophomores this season, towered over this field on credentials and ran to her resume. Straight to the front without having to work much for it, Lewis Bay clicked off splits of :23.46, :47.36 and 1:12.55 while well within herself before scampering clear of her competition in a result that never really seemed in doubt from the starting bell. "Today, Irad took a chance and went to the lead and said she relaxed beautifully and that was the best she's really traveled and best she's finished with that setup, so it all worked out." As for future plans for Lewis Bay, Brown offered, "She's had a long season. I'll have to talk to the owner John Clay."