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Bella Sofia best in Belmont’s Bed O’ Roses Stakes

Susie Raisher photo

Michael Imperio, Medallion Racing, Sofia Soares, Vincent S. Scuderi and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Bella Sofia went right to the front at the start of Belmont’s $279,000 Bed O’ Roses Stakes (G2) on Friday, opened daylight in the stretch and held off a late charge to score by half a length. It’s the sixth stakes victory for the 4-year-old grade one stakes winning daughter of Awesome Patriot, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, now 8-6-1-0 with $840,100 in earnings. At the 2020 OBS June Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 and was purchased by Sallusto & Albina, Agent for $20,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment. watch her under tack video