Friday’s Racing Roundup
Undated (AP) _ Java Gold won the $45,000 allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up Friday by six lengths at Belmont Park.
Johns Treasure finished second, 6 1/2 lengths ahead of favored Personal Flag in the three-horse race.
Java Gold, ridden by Pat Day, covered 1 1-16th miles in 1:43 1-5 for his third victory in four starts.
The victory was worth $27,000 for Rokeby Stables.
Java Gold paid $4.20 to win. There was no place or show betting because of the three-horse field.
Mr. Ivygate, with Jeff Radosevich in the irons, won the featured eighth race at Thistledown.
The winner covered the 1 1-16-mile course in 1:47 1-5 and paid $12.60, $5.40 and $3.80.
King of Storyland was second and returned $6.60 and $3.60. Third, Run On Courage paid $4.60 to show.
Centaur Stable’s Ditto Burns scored a front-running five-length victory over favored Social Conduct in the featured $21,200 allowance race at Monmouth Park.
Ridden by Herb McCauley, Ditto Burns covered the six-furlong test for New Jersey-bred fillies and mares in 1:10:4-5. The Anthony Cicalese-trained mare returned $5, $3 and $2.40 in winning for the first time this year and fourth time in 10 career outings.
Social Conduct paid $2.40 and $2.20, while Codey’s Simulcast finished third and was worth $2.80 to show.
Heavily favored Rich Earth, ridden by Chris McCarron, took the lead in the final furlong and won by 1 1/4 lengths in the $40,000 feature race for older horses at Hollywood Park.
Keyala, ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye, finished second four lengths in front of Willingness, ridden by Aaron Gryder, finished third in a field of six older horses, 4 years old and up.
Rich Earth raced 1 1-16 miles over a firm turf course in 1:40 3-5 and earned $22,000 for the victory. The 5-year-old son of Transworld is trained by Ron McAnally.
Sent off the odds-on favorite, Rich Earth paid $3.80, $2.40 and $2.10. Keyala returned $2.60 and $2.40 and Willingness paid $2.40 to show.