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‘TDN Rising Star’ Doncho (Mo Town–Sassy Redhead, by Henny Hughes) did not mind a wet surface as the gelding took home his first black-type in the Gold Fever S. during the Belmont at the Big A meet on Sunday afternoon.

The dark bay was sent on his way as the 2-1 choice and he vied for the early lead with longshot Buccherino (Bucchero) up the backstretch. Putting away his rival around the far turn, the chalk turned up the heat entering the lane, kicked for home past the eighth pole and won by two lengths over Maximus Meridius (Maximus Mischief). The final running time was 1:09.77.

Doncho achieved his ‘Rising Star’ badge at second asking against optional claimers when he won by 4 1/2 lengths at Fair Grounds Feb. 13.

GOLD FEVER S., $150,000, Belmont The Big A, 5-5, 3yo, 6f, 1:09.77, gd.
1–DONCHO, 118, g, 3, by Mo Town
                1st Dam: Sassy Redhead, by Henny Hughes
                2nd Dam: Sass Me, by Carson City
                3rd Dam: Sassy Pants, by Saratoga Six
($12,000 RNA Ylg ’22 KEEJAN; $32,000 Ylg ’22 KEESEP; $72,000 2yo ’23 OBSOPN). ‘TDN Rising Star’. 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-JAL Racing; B-Susan Young (KY); T-Michelle Lovell; J-Jaime A. Torres. $82,500. Lifetime Record: 4-3-0-0, $168,000.
2–Maximus Meridius, 118, c, 3, Maximus Mischief–Quiet Virtue, by Quiet American. O-LC Racing LLC, Cash is King LLC and Robert E. Reid, Jr.; B-Westerly Farm (PA); T-Robert E. Reid, Jr. $30,000.
3–Buccherino, 120, c, 3, Bucchero–Bellimbusto, by First Dude. ($75,000 2yo ’23 OBSAPR). 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-Happy Tenth Stable; B-Blue River Bloodstock (FL); T-Alfredo Velazquez. $18,000.
Margins: 2HF, 4, NK. Odds: 2.00, 2.95, 25.00.
Also Ran: Pirate, Billal, Eliminate, Iridescent, Yo Yo Candy.
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DONCHO, the 3YO son of @coolmoreamerica stallion Mo Town, wins the Gold Fever Stakes under @jaimetorresjcky for trainer @_MichelleLovell.

— NYRA () (@TheNYRA) May 5, 2024

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