NEW YORK -- Three Coins Up out-dueled favored Phantom Breeze to win the $200,000 Bowling Green Handicap at Belmont Park yesterday.
For 1 1/4 miles around the inner turf course, Phantom Breeze led the 13-horse field with Three Coins Up second, but at the end of the 1 3/8 -mile course, the 3-year-old chestnut colt had pulled ahead by two lengths under the whip of J.D. Bailey.
Beyond the Lake, stable mate to Phantom Breeze, was third by a nose, fighting off a challenge by Dr. Root.
Three Coins Up paid $19.60 for $2 bet to win, and the coupled entry of Phantom Breeze and Beyond the Lake returned $3.60 and $4.60 on a $2 wager to place and show. The exacta paid $83.00.