Alpha Delta Stable’s multiple graded-stakes winner Lewis Bay enjoyed a patient stalking trip under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. to win Friday’s Grade 3, $250,000 Bed o’ Roses Invitational by 5 ½ lengths on the second day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at Belmont Park.
The Bed o’ Roses was the first of five stakes on Day 2 of the Festival, which is highlighted by the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, presented by NYRA Bets, on Saturday.
“I got a perfect trip,” Ortiz Jr. said. “She broke good and got good position. I loved my post position. When I talked to [trainer] Chad [Brown] before the race, I told him I love the post because she’s always breaking from the inside. She appreciated the outside post. Everything went perfect.”
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