Sunday, September 3, 2017

Soutache and Starship Bonita Win in Sire Stakes

Soutache set a stakes record  Saturday with a late run that resulted in him beating   World of Trouble by a half length in the $200,000 Affirmed  Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
 In the co-feature. Starship Bonita took the lead entering the stretch and then held off Dessert Honeys to win by a nose in the  $200,000 Susan's Girl Stakes. 

Both races were seven  furlongs on dirt  and were the second legs in the  divisions  of  the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series.

Soutache won the  Affirmed, for males, in 1:22.46.  That broke the stakes  record  of  1:23.89, set last year  by Three Rules.

Eric Cancel rode Soutache for trainer Ralph Nicks and owner  GoldMark Farm.

Starship Bonita won the Susan's Girl, for fillies, in 1:25.43. 
Starship Bonita came into  the Susan's  Girl as  a maiden, after finishing second and fourth in her first two starts.  She won the Susan's Girl at 14-1.
Carlos Monmtalvo rode Starship Bonita for trainer Steve Dwoskin and owner Starship  Stables.

Pjantom Ro finished third in the Affirmed and Go Astray  finished third in the Susan's Girl.

On Aug. 5 at Gulfstream, Pantom Ro won the

$100,000 Dr.  Fager and Go Astray won the $100,000 Desert Vixen.

Those  opening leg  Sire Stakes  races were six furlongs on dirt/

The annual series  will conclude at Gulfstream on Sept. 30--with  the $400,000 In Reality for males and the $400,000 My Dear Girl for  fillies.  Both races are 1 1/16  miles on dirt.
--Jim Freer 

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