NEW YORK (AP) Manipulated and Saratoga Snacks won the stakes for New York breds on Saturday at Belmont Park.
It was an impressive debut for Manipulated in the $125,000 Rockville Center for 2-year-olds.
Racing like a seasoned pro, the colt trained by Jimmy Jerkens rallied to beat Lucky Lure by four lengths as the even-money favorite. Luis Saez was aboard for six furlongs in 1:12.67. He paid $4 to win.
Saratoga Snacks took the $98,000 Saginaw by three quarters of a length over Empire Dreams. The 6-year-old owned and trained by Gary Sciacca and ridden by John Velazquez improved to 9 for 21. He paid $3.80 to win as the 4-5 favorite. The time was 1:43.98 for 1 1/16 miles.