NEW YORK (AP) Mosler split foes in the stretch Wednesday to win the $100,000 Elusive Quality Stakes, the opening day feature at Belmont Park.
The 4-year-old colt trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott beat Plainview by two lengths, his fourth victory in nine starts and first in a stakes.
Joel Rosario was aboard for the seven furlongs in 1:20.63 on the firm turf.
''It looked like we had no where to go, but he was always there,'' Rosario said. ''When I asked him to run, he did it all.''
The 4-1 third choice, Mosler paid $10.80, $6.20 and $4.60.
Plainview returned $14 and $9.40 while Spring to the Sky paid $8.30 to show.