Sunday, June 19, 2016

Rich Daddy Edges Wildcat Wish in GP Feature

Rich Daddy beat Wildcat Wish by a nose following a lengthy and bump-filled stretch duel in Sunday's third and feature race at Gulfstream Park.

Rich Daddy, ridden by Emisael Jaramillo, won the one-mile allowance/optional claiming race in 1:37.67 on the  dirt track listed as fast. The purse was $44,000, and none of the six starters were in for the claiming price of $62,500.

Eddie Castro, rider of Wildcat Wish, lodged a claim of foul against Rich Daddy for alleged interference.  But stewards ruled that there was bumping by both Rich Daddy, on the inside, and by Wildcat Wish.  Thus, they let the results stand--with even-money favorite Rich Daddy on top.

The win was Rich Daddy's fourth in five starts this year--all on dirt at Gulfstream.  Three of the wins were optional  claimers at one mile.  The other was the Rough and Ready starters stake/allowance on Feb. 15.

Rich Daddy, a 5-year-old gelding, is trained by Victor Barboza and owned by Winds of Change Racing.

6     Rich  Daddy         $4.20    $2.80 $2.40
3     Wildcat Wish .    $3.80        $2.40
1     Hy Kodiak Warrior . . $2.80  
 -- Jim Freer

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