NEW YORK (AP) _ Jazil came roaring around the final turn and cruised to victory in the $1 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, taking the final leg of the Triple Crown against a lackluster field missing the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners.

Without Derby winner Barbaro and Preakness winner Bernardini, the Belmont was missing its usual appeal but Jazil had the crowd at Belmont Park roaring when he held off Bluegrass Cat at the finish.