Sharp Azteca. at 13-1. took the lead coming out of the turn and pulled away to win by 2 1/2 lengths over Forevamo in 1:34.37 on the dirt track listed as fast.
Star Hill finished third, followed by Fellowship in the 14-horse field.
Edgard Zayas rode for trainer Jorge Navarro. Gulfstream Park is the home track for both and also is the track where Gelfenstein races most of its horses.
The Pat Day was the first stakes race for Azteca.
Star Hill finished third in this year's Tampa Bay Derby (Grade 2) at Tampa Bay Downs.
The Pat Day Mile was Fellowship's first race for trainer Mark Casse. Early last month Jacks or Better Farm moved Fellowship and all of its other horses from Stan Gold to Casse.
Fellowship was 21st on the Kentucky Derby qualifying points list. But Fred Brei, principal of Jacks or Better, decided not to take the also eligible spot and instead chose to run in the Pat Day.
|6 Sharp Azteca||$28.20||$13.20||$9.60|
|13 Star Hill||.||.||$9.40|
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