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12-02-2012, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by MiamiScreamingEagles View Post
That qualifies as a bomb:
SEVENTH RACE: Bombs away! Bill Mott’s 2-year-old filly Rose Petunia, favored at 9-5 stretching out on turf for the first time, shook loose around the clubhouse turn under Junior Alvarado and set the pace down the backside, chased by 10-1 Justoneatheguys and 57-1 Lemon Song, double-bug Kieber Coa up. After Justoneatheguys rushed up to engage Rose Petunia for the lead and then dropped back, it was Lemon Song’s turn, and she made a bold outside run to hook Rose Petunia into the far turn. Those two dueled around the turn and into the stretch, when Rose Petunia called it quits and Lemon Song — a daughter of Lemon Drop Kid going a distance on grass for the first time after she was beaten 26, 20, 22 and 23 lengths sprinting on dirt — took command. Yet another longshot score on turf at this meet for Coa, and just the third winner this year for Leo O’Brien, the trainer of Fourstardave.

$113,000+ Superfecta.
Love that story. Sometimes they hold back setting up for the longer turf race.
I believe Leo O'Brien is John Velazquez father in law. Not positive.

Trainer Mike Maker wins 4 of the $100,000+ starter stakes at Gulfstream. That's what I call a good day at the track.

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