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Orientate's Night Maneuver wins $100K Bongard S. at Belmont


Saturday, October 22, 2011 |
Night Maneuver took over less than half-way through the seven-furlong $100,000 Bertram F. Bongard S. en route to a measured 1 1/2-length win against a full field of 13 two-year-olds on Belmont Park's main track.

Night Maneuver was in the mix right out of the gate, no more than a length off the lead at any time. He poked his head in front with a half-mile to run, then opened up a length and a half at the top of the stretch and maintained that margin to the wire. He completed the distance in 1:23.56.

"He keeps getting better, he surprises me," winning trainer Carlos Martin said of Night Maneuver. "The more you do with him, the better he is. Today, he broke running and (rider Ryan Curatolo) let him get out there and didn’t fight him. It seems like he’s push-button. We’ll take him to Aqueduct and look at some better races as long as he keeps improving. I don’t see any reason why he wouldn’t stretch out."

The son of Orientate ran his record to a perfect three-for-three and has picked up $99,600 for his owner Flying Zee Stable. The New York bred chestnut broke his maiden at the end of August at Saratoga then won an allowance race at Belmont on Oct. 5.