The 4-year-old Bellamy Road colt Toby’s Corner scored his first victory in his comeback with a track record in the $175,000 Mountainview H. [VIDEO] at Penn National on July 28. The multiple graded stakes winner is one of six stakes horses in 2012 for Bellamy Road, a top-15 third-crop sire. His four stakes winners ranks fifth-best among his class.
Toby's Corner got in a measured speed duel with Isn't He Perfect going into the first turn. After six furlongs in 1:11.82, Toby's Corner began to pull away and increased his margin through the stretch to win by 3 3/4-lengths in 1:49.15.
The winner eclipsed the 25-year old track record for a mile and one-eighth of 1:49.80, which had been set by Collection Agent on August 22, 1987.
Coming back from a ten month layoff, Toby's Corner had finished third twice this year, once in the New Orleans H. (G2) and then in the General George H. (G2), prior to the Mountainview. With $898,240 in earnings, the Diane Cotter homebred is the leading lifetime earner for Bellamy Road. Like his sire, Toby's Corner won the Grade 1 Wood Memorial.