Silverbulletday put on a show, and show bettors were delighted -- and relieved.
So sure were bettors that the 1-5 favorite would finish at least third in the Gazelle Handicap at Belmont Park on Saturday that out of the show pool of $1,014,359, $976,257 was bet on Silverbulletday.
With Jerry Bailey up, Silverbulletday took the lead with about a quarter-mile left and won by 1 3/4 lengths over Queen's Word. She paid $2.50 ($202,270 was bet on her to win), $2.20 and $2.10. There was a minus show pool of $180,107.52.