Brooklyn Stakes 2021 Results: Lone Rock streaks clear to win
- Finish Position/Horse
- Win ($)
- Place ($)
- Show ($)
- 1. Lone Rock
- 2. Tizamagician
- 3. Moretti
The one Grade II in the midst of a slew of Grade I races - the Brooklyn Stakes was a wide open betting contest.
Our in-house handicapper liked two horses with Ajaaweed his top choice, 'The one non-G1 stake on the docket, the G2 Brooklyn still provides a terrific betting race. There are more than a few different ways to go in this race, but I’m most interested in Ajaaweed (#7) as he tries a dirt marathon for the second time in his career.' His second choice was Lone Rock.
For our turf-man, he went elsewhere, 'Speaking of winning, it looks like Tizamagician #8 will garner some support from bettors, and Richard Mandella has this one in a good spot considering his last effort in the Tokyo City (G3). That event at Santa Anita had a short field of 5, but Flavien Prat urged the colt on, and won by a tantalizing 9-lengths. If the MyRacehorse and Spendthrift-owned router can handle the distance once again, she could be enroute to a victory.
I was very luke warm on this race with no strong feelings. Curlin through Dynaformer is a nice line so I was leaning Campaign but no money was coming out of my account pre-race.
Tizamagician broke absolutely shockingly. If we thought Jackie's Warrior had a slow break from the starting gate in the Woody Stephens then that was nothing compared to this. This horse was two to three lengths behind the early leaders within the first five strides. Musical Heart and Ry's the Guy provided the early speed as was expected but as they came around the turn, Tizamagician had pulled himself back in the mix but it was Lone Rock who went clear. Then he went further clear. And further clear. Just absolutely blitzing the field in a quite dominating performance from the Robertino Diodoro trained horse. By far his best win and best run of the six-year-olds career.
He paid out $8.90 for the win with Tizamagican and MorettiCampaign battling it out for second and third but well down on the eventual winner.