Ambassador Jim made an eye-catching move on the Belmont Park grass under Joel Rosario yesterday and gave Treasure Beach his ninth winner of 2017. Patricia Generazio’s colt was off in sixth place in the $75,000 maiden special at six furlongs and Rosario moved him up to fifth entering the turn. They swung wide as they neared the top of the stretch, and through the lane, Ambassador Jim mowed down the leaders with a powerful run, making up about five lengths and drawing off to score by 1 1/2 lengths. He was clocked in 1:10.44 and earned a check of $45,000, raising his total to $82,500, most for Treasure Beach’s nine winners. He sports a record of 1-2-1 in four starts.
Treasure Beach is less than $41,000 away from reaching the half-million mark in progeny earnings, second only to stablemate Poseidon’s Warrior on the Florida freshman sire list.