Sunday 22 October 2017

Grey Gatsby fails to sparkle in Belmont

Trainer Dermot Weld. Photo by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile
Trainer Dermot Weld. Photo by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

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Dermot Weld was out of luck with his latest American runner as The Grey Gatsby was well beaten behind Beach Patrol in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park.

The six-year-old has appeared a shadow of his former self since moving to Weld from Kevin Ryan and the trip to America was the latest method to try and spark him back to life.

Ridden by John Velazquez, the 2014 French Derby and Irish Champion Stakes winner never threatened to get involved, beaten over 13 lengths behind Chad Brown's star, who won the Arlington Million on his previous start.

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