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Saturday, June 14
Iron Deputy wins Belmont's Brooklyn



NEW YORK -- Iron Deputy led from start to finish and easily won the Grade II $250,000 Brooklyn Handicap at Belmont Park by 2 1/2 lengths Saturday.

Iron Deputy, carrying 114 pounds and Richard Migliore, covered 1 1-8 miles on the sloppy surface in 1:47 4-5 to earn $150,000 for Susan and John Moore. The win was the fifth in eight career starts for the 4-year-old colt by Silver Deputy who was sidelined for nearly nine months after stumbling and falling in last year's Jim Dandy stakes at Saratoga.

Iron Deputy, which won by 11 1/4 lengths over allowance rivals in his prior start at Aqueduct on May 4, returned $15.20, $8.20 and $3.60. Volponi paid $4.80 and $3.10, and Saarland was $2.80.

Happy Trails came from off the pace to score a 1 1/4 -length victory in the co-featured $113,100 Hill Prince stakes.

Traffic Chief was second, four lengths ahead of Chilly Rooster, in the field reduced from 12 to six by a spate of late scratches which ensued when the race was moved to the main track from the turf. The change of venue also resulted in the race losing its graded stakes status.

Happy Trails carried 120 and Shaun Bridgmohan 1 1-8 miles in 1:50 to return $24.20, $7 and $4.20. Traffic Chief paid $3.60 and $2.80, and Chilly Rooster returned $3.

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