Graydar broke alertly from the gate and went straight to the lead tracked by Souper Speedy through good fractions, repelled a bid from Brujo de Olleros (BRZ) in deep stretch en route to winning the Grade 2 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park. Brujo de Olleros finished second while Hymn Book rounded out the trifecta.
Graydar is a four-year-old colt by Unbridled's Song out of a Dehere mare (Sweetest Smile), trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Edgar Prado. Graydar has never had an issue winning races - he's now five for six in his career - but he's struggled to stay fit and healthy. He probably wasn't at his best in the Kelso but even a less than 100% Graydar was too much for his rivals to handle.
The Kelso is a "Win and You're In" race for the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.
Below are the payouts for the Kelso:
|6-Brujo de Olleros (BRZ)||$7.80||$5.20|
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