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Better Talk Now Wins US Gr1 Man O' War
Bushwood Stable's 6YO gelding & last year's US Gr1 Breeders' Cup Turf winner Better Talk Now (Talkin Man-Bendita, by Baldski) came from the tail of the field & "made up more than 17-lengths to get up by a neck" & win the US$500,000 Gr1 Man O' War Stakes (11 furlongs on turf) at Belmont Park, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Better Talk Now (ridden by Ramon Dominguez for trainer Graham Motion) defeated Gr1-winning 5YO gelding King's Drama (King's Theatre-Last Drama, by Last Tycoon) & 4YO entire Relaxed Gesture (Indian Ridge-Token Gesture, by Alzao). Better Talk Now has won 4 Gr1 races (also including the Gr1 United Nations Handicap at Monmouth Park on July 2) & earned US$2,622,077.