Red Cardinal Wins Belmont Gold Cup Invitational at Belmont Park
The $400,000 G3 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational was run Friday, June 9 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Horses four years old an upward were featured in this marathon when they took to Belmont Park's turf track and raced 2 miles. Australian Bloodstock's tepid 5-2 morning line favorite Red Cardinal utilized a strong stretch run and won his second straight race at this distance - by just a neck over a game 5-1 third choice St Michel. 8-1 shot Now We Can was third two lengths back behind in the field of 12 while 7-2 second choice Wicklow Brave was fourth and, Hunter O'Riley, Bullards Alley, Farz, Wall of Fire, Taghleeb, Clondaw Warrior, Roman Approval and Renown completed the order of finish. Wayward Kitten scratched.