Turn East stalked pace-setting Miss Turlington into the stretch, took the lead passing the eighth pole and went on to win Friday's Belmont Park feature by a half-length.
Carrying 110 pounds, including Robbie Davis, Turn East earned $17,100 for Adele L. Rand with her first win in six starts. The 3-year-old daughter of Far Out East-Underbidder covered 1 1/4 miles on a firm turf course in 2:02 3/5 , returning $6, $3.40 and $2.40. Jicarilla paid $7.60 and $4. Miss Turlington returned $3.
Meanwhile, Belmont spokesmen said trainer Dominick Galluscio will serve a 60-day suspension because a post-race test disclosed Ryan's Groomsmen raced at Aqueduct on April 3 with two prohibited substances in his system. The suspension will run from June 7 through Aug. 5.
Ryan's Groomsmen, who finished fourth in a seven-horse field in the second race at Aqueduct, was ordered disqualified and placed last.
The drugs found present in Ryan's Groomsmen's system were Mepivacaine, a local anesthetic, and a metabolite of Mepivacaine, Hydroxylated.
Presidential Ball is Meadowlands favorite
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Presidential Ball ended last year as the top pacer in his division and apparently nothing has changed now that the colt is a year older. The 3-year-old son of Cam Fella has won two of three starts this year and is expected to be the overwhelming favorite tonight when he faces nine 3-year-old colts and geldings in the $500,000 New Jersey Classic at the Meadowlands.