Gidu returns in style at Belmont Park

Posted to: Gidu (IRE) Friday, June 7, 2019
Gidu wins his 2019 debut June 7 at Belmont Park - NYRA photo
Zayat Stables' multiple stakes-winning colt Gidu returned from his winter break with a game victory in a $100,000 turf allowance June 7 at Belmont Park (VIDEO).

Winner of the Paradise Creek S. and Columbia S. as well as placing in the Dania Beach S. (G3) in 2018, Irish-bred Gidu is now 4-2-0 in 12 starts and has earned $254,372.

Eager to run right out of the gate, Gidu was tough to handle in the early going and opened up a half-dozen length lead in the first half-mile. Relaxing somewhat on the turn, Gidu's lead shrank as the field closed in. The gray colt re-broke in mid-stretch though, and then held off favorite Annals of Time to win by a nearly a length in 1:32.68 for the mile on the firm turf.

The win earned Gidu a lifetime-best Beyer Speed Figure and set up the son of champion Frankel (GB) for a stakes race in his next outing.