Far From Over captures comeback in Belmont feature
NEW YORK (AP) — Far From Over returned from a lengthy layoff to win the $80,000 allowance feature Friday at Belmont Park.
The ridgling (a horse with an undescended testicle) improved to 3 for 3 with a 1 1/4-length victory over Mills.
Far From Over became a Triple Crown contender for trainer Todd Pletcher when he overcame a stumble to win the Withers Stakes on Feb. 7, 2015. He had been sidelined since then with a hairline fracture of the left hind leg.
He captured the comeback with a rail rally after It’s All Relevant faded after setting a blazing pace.
John Velazquez was aboard as the 4/5 favorite ran the 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.40.
Far From Over paid $3.70, $3.20 and $2.20.
Mills returned $4.10 and $2.60. Three Alarm Fire paid $3.20 to show.