Dickinson dominates Belmont feature with 2 1/2-length win

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NEW YORK (AP) Dickinson powered to a 2 1/2-length victory Thursday in the $90,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares on the turf at Belmont Park.

The 4-year-old was prominent throughout, closely tracking the pace set by 33-1 shot Mah Jong Madness. Dickinson and jockey John Velazquez took charge at the top of the stretch and quickly sprinted clear.

Excilly, the 3-2 favorite, picked up the chase but settled for second after failing to meaningfully trim the winner’s margin.

Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Dickinson raced to her second straight win and fourth victory in 10 career starts.

The time for the mile was 1:33.55.

Dickinson paid $6.10, $3.20 and $2.60. Excilly returned $3.50 and $2.50, and My Cara Mia paid $2.50 to show.