August 1, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) - Keep Laughing, running on a wet track for the first time, splashed through the mud Thursday to beat Drift King by 3 lengths in the $49,000 allowance feature at Belmont Park.
The 4-year-old ran the six furlongs in 1:09.97. He paid $8.40, $4.10 and $3.10 in improving to 4-for-8 as the 3-1 second choice. Drift King returned $6.10 and $4.10. Shoptate earned $3.70 to show. Fidelio, the 6-5 favorite, ran fifth.
Keep Laughing was ridden by Alan Garcia and trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, the same team that sends out Charitable Man on Saturday in the Belmont Stakes.
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