NEW YORK (AP) — Mosler split foes in the stretch Wednesday to win the $100,000 Elusive Quality Stakes, the opening day feature at Belmont Park.

The 4-year-old colt trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott beat Plainview by two lengths, his fourth victory in nine starts and first in a stakes.

Joel Rosario was aboard for the seven furlongs in 1:20.63 on the firm turf.

"It looked like we had no where to go, but he was always there," Rosario said. "When I asked him to run, he did it all."

The 4-1 third choice, Mosler paid $10.80, $6.20 and $4.60.

Plainview returned $14 and $9.40 while Spring to the Sky paid $8.30 to show.