Wednesday, November 11, 2015

GP West: XY Jet Romps to Near Track Record Win

XY Jet, owned by Gelfenstein Farm, came within two-fifths of a second of a long-standing Calder track record when he romped to  a wire-to-wire win in Wednesday's feature race at the Gulfstream Park West meet,

XY Jet beat Weekend Hideawy by more than  five  lengths and ran six furlongs  in 1:09.33 over the  Calder dirt track  that was  listed as fast.

The Calder track record is 1:08.95. Forty One Carats set it on Oct. 7, 2000 in the Smile Sprint Handicap.

The race had a $40,000 purse and was a $62,500 optional claimer.
Not  surprisingly,  XY Jet was not in for a  tag.

Jorge Navarro trains and Emisael Jaramillo rode XY Jet, a  3-year-old gelded son of Kantharos.  

The win was the eleventh of the GP West meet for Navarro, who is back  in  a tie with  Antonio Sano in the  trainers' race.

Following today's 10-race card, we'll have more about XY Jet along with other news and developments at  GP West.
--Jim Freer

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