Gala Award, did what most winning turf horses do best, “come late in the stretch” and that is just what he did in today’s $150,000 GIII Palm Beach Stakes, for 3yo turfers, at 1 1/8 mile over a “firm” Gulfstream Park turf course, winning by a 1/2 length!
Mr Speaker, was also closing fast on the outside came from way back only to come up that 1/2 length short, for 2nd. Storming Inti, held for 3rd, off just a neck, after being the controling speed for most of this race with Pleuven , filling out the super back 1/2 length more!
Payouts and Winning Time
|Age Restriction: Three Year Old|
|Distance: One And One Eighth Miles On The Turf|
|Track Condition: Firm|
|Winning Time: 1:46.19|
|9.||Gala Award||John R. Velazquez||18.00||8.00||4.60|
|10.||Mr Speaker||Jose Lezcano||5.20||3.20|
|1.||Storming Inti||Javier Castellano||2.80|
|Also ran were: 4. – Pleuven (FR) , 11. – Can’thelpbelieving (IRE) , 3. – My Storm Trooper , 12. – Cabo Cat , 6. – Morning Calm , 5. – So Lonesome , 2. – Patent , 7. – Smart Cover , 8. – Two Jacks Wild|
|Scratched horse: Ring Weekend (MTO)|