Pomeroy, making his fifth start of the season, also made his first start of the year without blinkers. He rated well behind a pace of :22; :44 3/5 an 1:08 2/5, and then held off Florida invader Weigelia to win in 1:20 4/5. The winning time is a stakes record, topping Forestry's 1999 mark of 1:21. The track record is 120 2/5, held by Darby Creek Road (August 8, 1978).
"He's a lovely horse," said winning trainer Patrick Biancone. "Today was the first time he rated in a Grade 1. He produced today the way we expected him to produce. He's going to be a very nice seven-furlong/miler. He may be a very good sprinter next year. We took off the blinkers today, and he was much more relaxed. He had a lot of speed, and he still has the same, but he is a lot more relaxed."