Classy galloper Appealing Tale (5g Tale of the Cat x Appealing Bride, by Unbridled’s Song) has been in top form this year and claimed another feature win in the $400,000 Grade II Kelso Handicap at Belmont on Saturday.
The Peter Miller trained gelding found the front and kept right on running to take the one mile contest by a dominant length and three-quarters.
“He broke slow, and kind of had to rush up,” said Peter Miller.
“It wasn’t what I was hoping for, but once he established himself on the lead he really just ran a great race. Really a super ride from Joe [Talamo] and this win is a credit to our whole team.
“Stephanie Quarter, my assistant over there, did a great job deputizing. We are all elated. [It’s] on to the Breeders’ Cup next. We’ll cross enter in the [GI] Breeders’ Cup Sprint and [GI] Breeders’ Cup [Dirt] Mile but we’ll probably lean more on entering in the [Dirt] Mile.”
With an overall record of six wins and 12 placings from 24 starts with prizemoney topping $770,000, Appealing Tale is in career best form.
Appealing Tale is a half-brother to stakes-winner Colerful Bride from Appealing Bride.