Sport Model Finishes Strong In Cupecoy’s Joy Win

by Ryan Martin/NYRA


Reeves Thoroughbred Racing's Sport Model handled a class boost with aplomb, taking command at the top of the stretch and drawing off to a half-length victory in Saturday's $150,000 New York Stallion Stakes Series Cupecoy's Joy division over the Widener turf course at Belmont Park in Elmont, Ny.


Trained by Christophe Clement, the daughter of Freud arrived at the seven-furlong test for eligible New York-sired sophomore fillies off a third-out maiden victory for a $40,000 tag going six furlongs over the Widener on May 7.


Expertly piloted by Luis Saez, Sport Model tracked to the outside, just behind last-out stakes winner Shaker Shack, who produced fractions of :23.22 and :46.15 over the firm turf.