Akilina wins Belmont feature

Jul 23, 2009 - 9:56 PM NEW YORK(AP) -- Akilina found an opening on the rail Thursday, slipping through to beat Acquired Cat by 3 lengths in the $45,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares on the turf at Belmont Park.

Rajiv Maragh was aboard the 12-1 shot for trainer Christophe Clement. The 3-year-old got her third win in eight starts, running the seven furlongs on the firm course in 1:23.16.

Akilina paid $27.80, $12.40 and $8.70. Acquired Cat, the 5-2 favorite, returned $4.40 and $3.20. Southside Babe paid $3.90 to show.

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