Too close: Comfort wins Belmont’s Seattle Slew Stakes
NEW YORK (AP) — Comfort, the odds-on favorite, took the $100,000 Seattle Slew Stakes by a nose Saturday at Belmont Park.
The 2-5 choice ridden by John Velazquez prevailed over Touchofstarquality in the photo finish.
The 4-year-old colt trained by Todd Pletcher has found his best stride this season with three wins and a second in four starts. The lone loss was last month in the Grade 1 Whitney at Saratoga to Frosted, the leading older dirt runner on the East Coast.
Comfort paid $2.90 and $2.10, and Touchofstarquality returned $2.70. There was no show wagering.
The time was 1:41.28 for 1 1/16 miles.