By Christine Oser
Debut winner Newspaperofrecord ran away with the Grade 2, $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes at Belmont Park Sunday, the same race that propelled Lady Eli and New Money Honey to wins in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Newspaperofrecord broke sharp under Irad Ortiz Jr. and set fractions of 23.44, 48.26, and 1:12.76 up front. Other continued to wind up behind her, but the Irish-bred daughter of Lope de Vega was no match. She continued to open up, finishing the 1 1/16 miles on turf in 1:42.11.
Newspaperofrecord is now a perfect two for Klaravich Stables. Varenka, Stellar Agent and stablemate Dogtag finished far behind.