Brown Points Pennine Ridge Winner Kalik To Belmont Derby - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Brown Points Pennine Ridge Winner Kalik To Belmont Derby

Kalik, trained by Chad Brown

Robert LaPenta, eFive Racing Thoroughbreds, and Madaket Stables' Canadian-bred Kalik was an impressive gate-to-wire victor of the Pennine Ridge (G2), a nine-furlong turf test for sophomores Saturday at Belmont in which he bested the late-closing Far Bridge by one length with race favorite Silver Knott in third.

The Pennine Ridge provided the top-three finishers an automatic invitation to the $750,000 Belmont Derby Invitational (G1) on July 8.

Brown said the $200,000 Keeneland September yearling sale purchase has earned another step up with the 10-furlong turf test for 3-year-olds under consideration along with the $1-million King's Plate, a 10-furlong Tapeta test which is restricted to Canadian-bred sophomores on August 20 at Woodbine.

“He's doing super and we'll point to the Belmont Derby,” Brown said. “We have an eye on the King's Plate later in the year with him.”

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