Monday, July 6, 2020

Pay Any Price Wins Turf Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream

Pay Any Price and Belle Laura were the winners in Sunday's stakes races at Gulfstream Park.

Pay  Any Price  Wins Turf Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream

Pay Any Price added to his stellar record on the Gulfstream turf course. He won on it for the 16th time in 24 starts--mostly stakes and high-end allowance/optional claiming  races.

The 10-year-old gelding burst out to an early lead, stayed in front and held on to beat Ambassador Luna by a nose in the $75,000 Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint Stakes.

With Edgard Zayas riding, Pay Any Price won the 5-furlong turf race in 56.08 seconds on the course listed as Good.

The son of Wildcat Heir set the course record of 53.61seconds in winning the Silks Run Stakes on March 31, 2017. He won the Bob Umphrey in 2017 and 2018, and did not run in the race last  year.

Georgina  Baxter trains Pay Any Price for owners Matties Racing Stable and Averill Racing.

Cristian Torres rode Ambassador Luna for trainer James Gullick and owner Voodoomon Racing. 

*Belle Laura defeated Great Sister Diane by 
4 1/2 lengths  in the $60,000 In the Breeze Stakes.  The race was one mile on turf for fillies and mares 3-YO and up

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