The colt Sweetontheladies took an early lead and went on to beat the late-running Chatiment by 3 ½ lengths in Friday’s second and feature race at Gulfstream Park.
With Marco Meneses riding, Sweetontheladies ran six furlongs in 1:10.42 in the six-furlong allowance/optional claiming race for two-year-olds.
The race was on the track listed as fast, and the time was good for a two-year-old. Sweetontheladies earned a 91 Equibase speed figure—also good for a two-year-old.
Henry Collazo trains Sweetontheladies, who has won both of his starts. On July 2, he won a five-furlong maiden special weight race at Gulfstream.
Sweetontheladies is a Florida-bred son of Twirling Candy. He is owned by Four Horsemen Racing Stable and Lady Lindsay Racing, two long-time clients of Collazo.
The win by Sweetontheladies was Collazo’s seventh in seventeen starts in the Gulfstream summer meet.
The purse for Friday’s race was $43,000 and the optional claiming price was $75,000.
The field was reduced to four following the morning scratch of Francesco Appeal.
All four starters had won maiden races at Gulfstream.
Sweetontheladies was third choice in the betting at 3-1, behind Chatiment who was 5-2.
Inkspired, the 1-2 favorite, tracked Sweetontheladies through the first half mile. But Inkspired faded in the stretch and finished third, 2 ¾ lengths behind Chatiment.
It was another 12 lengths back to Thanks God, the only entrant in for the tag. He was not claimed.