Making his second career start, Our Braintrust bested a field of seven to win the $150,000 Tremont for juveniles at 5½ furlongs on Friday, June 8 at Belmont Park.
Breaking from the rail at odds of 10-1 and with Javier Castellano aboard, Our Braintrust was in third position behind Mae No Never and Social Fan who set fractions of :22.38 for the opening quarter-mile and :45.73 for the half.
At the quarter-pole, Our Braintrust continued to chase the leaders. Under a full drive at the five-sixteenths pole, he shifted to the rail and held off a late charging Sombeyay to hit the wire three-quarters of a length in front. He completed distance in 1:04.41.
Owned by his trainer Cal Lynch in partnership with Stanton J. Smith Jr., Our Braintrust was purchased by Lynch for $25,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling sale. The dark bay Freud colt, bred by Charles Parker’s Barak Farm, is the third winner, but first stakes performer, for Parker’s winning homebred mare Caller Trust, a daughter of Trust N Luck.
Our Braintrust made his debut at Laurel Park on May 3, his actual second birthday, defeating eight rivals as he won by three-quarters of a length. He has earned $116,640 in his two starts. Read more