Tonalist wins Belmont's Peter Pan Stakes
NEW YORK (AP) Tonalist plowed through the slop to win the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes for 3-year-olds Saturday at Belmont Park.
The victory could be a steppingstone to the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 7.
The Peter Pan is a traditional prep for the 1 1/2-mile Belmont, the final jewel of the Triple Crown. It might be the next stop for Tonalist, a four-length winner in his stakes debut.
Taking charge early with Joel Rosario aboard, Tonalist was comfortably in front all the way as the 6-5 favorite. The time was 1:48.30 for 1 1/8 miles.
Commissioner, sixth in the Arkansas Derby, rebounded to get second and returned $3.70 and $2.40. Irish You Well paid $3.90 to show.