- Associated Press - Friday, September 5, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Golden Ticket rallied from last to edge Pants On Fire by a neck Friday in the $100,000 Left Bank Stakes, the opening day feature at Belmont Park.

The distant trailer for most of the mile in the five-horse field, Golden Ticket closed with a four-wide surge in the lane for his sixth win in 28 starts.

The 5-year-old trained by Ken McPeek and ridden by Joel Rosario snapped a nine-race losing streak dating back to his victory in the 2013 Prairie Meadows Handicap. His most memorable career moment was the dead-heat victory in the 2012 Travers Stakes with Alpha, who finished last in the Left Bank.

The time was 1:35 on the fast track.

Golden Ticket, the 5-2 second choice, paid $7.30, $3.20 and $2.30. Pants On Fire, the 7-5 choice, returned $3 and $2.10, and Integrity paid $2.90 to show.

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