NEW YORK (AP) Dame Dorothy, owned by celebrity chef Bobby Flay and named after his mother, won the $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap for fillies and mares on Saturday at Belmont Park.
The flow of the race changed when expected pacesetter Room for Me started poorly. So jockey Javier Castellano changed tactics, and sent Dame Dorothy to the lead.
She faced a stiff challenge from Street Story turning for home. The 4-year-old trained by Todd Pletcher turned back that bid, prevailing by 1 1/2 lengths. She improved to 3 for 4 this year, including a victory in the Humana Distaff on the Kentucky Derby undercard.
The time was 1:24.19 for the seven furlongs on the fast track as a light rain fell.
Dame Dorothy, the 3/5 favorite, paid $3.50, $2.20 and $2.10. Street Story returned $3.40 and $2.60, while Expression paid $3.20 to show.