Bessie's Boy wins Belmont's Tremont Stakes

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bessie's Boy easily beat three rivals on Friday in the $100,000 Tremont Stakes for 2-year-olds at Belmont Park.

Bessie's Boy and jockey John Velazquez set the pace and finished six lengths better than 4-5 favorite Chocolate Wildcat. The winner, trained by Wesley Ward, improved to 2 for 2. The time was 1:03.89 for the 5 1-2 furlongs on the fast track.

The 2-1 second choice, Bessie's Boy paid $6 and $2.60 while Chocolate Wildcat returned $2.30. There was no show wagering.

King Rontos was third with Shrewd Move the trailer.

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