Homebred Critical Value turned in arguably her best performance to date today when taking the Bouwerie at Belmont by a geared down 4 1/2 lengths.

Away from the races since a 4th place effort in the G2 Demoiselle in December, Critical Value positioned herself just off the speed of the race while getting a good ground saving trip from her rail post position. Full of run approaching the top of the lane, Critical Value was angled into the four path by jockey Junior Alvarado before running past her competition with ease shortly thereafter under mild urging.


The win took her record to three wins from five starts and earnings of $266,000.