King Kranz rules the slop, wins Belmont's Gold Fever Stakes
NEW YORK (AP) King Kranz made a strong inside move in the slop to win the $100,000 Gold Fever Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters on Friday at Belmont Park.
The colt split rivals in the lane and rallied to beat Tale of S'avall by three-quarters of a length.
''The horse ran a very good race,'' winning jockey Kendrick Carmouche said. ''I was in a stalking position and a couple of horses came back to us, and a couple of horses never sprinted home. So that made me a winner.''
It was the second straight strong effort on a wet track for King Kranz. He finished second in the Bay Shore Stakes contested in the mud on the Wood Memorial undercard at Aqueduct.
King Kranz, trained by John Terranova II, is owned by Zayat Stables.
The time was 1:11.45 for the six furlongs.
King Kranz, the 3/2 favorite, paid $5.10, $2.90 and $2.60.
Tale of S'avall returned $3.60 and $2.90.
Condo King paid $5.20 to show after setting the pace.