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Second place finisher Elope
Second place finisher Elope in the paddock before the 2008 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park
© Vanessa Ng
3-1 second choice Elope was reserved back in third on the outside under jockey Ramon Dominguez, came three wide into the stretch while passing the tiring Zada Belle, and finished well to hold second beaten 6 1/4 lengths. The Bruce Levine trainee improved her record to 2 wins and 1 second in 3 career starts, earning $83,930 for owner-breeder Peter E. Blum Racing LLC.