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Burmilla runs to her 3/5 odds at Belmont


Darley Stable's 3-year-old Burmilla easily won her first condition allowance race at Belmont Park on Wednesday after winning her debut impressively at Gulfstream Park in January. The chestnut filly, going off at odds of 3/5, broke alertly and immediately assumed the lead. She was never threatened throughout the six-furlong race and effortlessly widened her winning margin to six lengths under jockey Garrett Gomez.

Trainer Eoin Harty said, "She ran a very professional race in her second start. She has a bright future."

A daughter of Storm Cat, Burmilla was bred in Kentucky by ClassicStar and was purchased for $850,000 at Keeneland's 2004 September Yearling Sale. She is out of the Valid Appeal mare Nannerl.

Assistant trainer Brian Ange said the filly had been thriving since her arrival at Belmont Park in May. "Her coat has gotten super shiny and she has been eating well," he said. "When she's acting really stupid, we know she's doing well. It's the Storm Cat coming out in her."

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