Tonalist tops older horses in Jockey Club Gold Cup
Tonalist, ridden by Joel Rosario, pictured, registered a 1 3/4-length victory.
Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) -
Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist, ridden by Joel Rosario, came from far back to capture Saturday's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park.
Trained by Christophe Clement for Robert S. Evans, Tonalist defeated older horses in his initial race against them and put himself in this year's Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita.
The 3-year-old colt, sent off as the 3-1 co-favorite with Wicked Strong in the 11-horse field, came from 10th in the 1 1/4-mile stakes to register a 1 3/4- length victory over 4-1 third pick Zivo.