Lea shows solid dirt form in GIII Hal’s Hope Stakes win – Results and Replay

Lea - drawing off to a 3 1/4 lengths win in today's GIII Hal's Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park!
Lea – drawing off to a 3 1/4 lengths win in today’s GIII Hal’s Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park!

Lea, showed us today he can be a dirt runner, as well, after he had stalked race fav and early front-runner Csaba (who later faded to 6th), then collaring him coming off the far turn to draw off to an easy looking 3 1/4 length win in today’s $100,000, GIII Hal’s Hope Stakes, for 4yo and up, at 1 mile over a “fast” Gulfstream main today!

Full Results and Replay

Coming 2nd, was the ageless Jackson Bend, who was back that 3 1/4 lengths at the line. 3rd went to Neck ‘n Neck, who was back another 1/2 length further and a “nose” in front of Uncaptured, who filled out today’s super !

Payouts and Winning Time

Age Restriction: Four Year Old and Upward
  Purse: $100,000
  Distance: One Mile On The Dirt
  Track Condition: Fast
  Winning Time:  1:35.30
Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
6. Lea Luis Saez 14.80 7.40 5.80
4. Jackson Bend Javier Castellano   5.60 4.20
7. Neck ‘n Neck Julien R. Leparoux     6.80
Also ran were: 9.  – Uncaptured , 10.  – Purple Egg ,  2.  – Csaba ,  8.  – Goodtimehadbyall ,  1.  – Simmstown ,  3.  – Strike One
Scratched horses: Nikki’s Sandcastle (Trainer)

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