Tapiture , take control of this race midway on the far turn and as he straightened for home turned on the jets to roll to a 4 1/4 length win in today’s $300,000, GIII Southwest Stakes, for 3yo, at 1 1/16 mile over a “fast” Oaklawn Park main track!
Strong Mandate, came 2nd, by those 4 1/4 lengths but did have early traffic tbl’s after a slow start leaving him too much ground to have to make up, 3rd went Ride On Curlin, back another 6 full lengths and a 1/2 length in front of Coastline, who filled out today’s super!
Payouts and Winning Time
|Age Restriction: Three Year Old|
|Distance: One And One Sixteenth Miles On The Dirt|
|Track Condition: Fast|
|Winning Time: 1:44.95|
|2.||Tapiture||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||13.00||4.80||3.20|
|7.||Strong Mandate||Joel Rosario||3.40||2.60|
|8.||Ride On Curlin||Calvin H. Borel||3.80|
|Also ran were: 3. – Coastline , 1. – Tanzanite Cat , 11. – Bourbonize , 6. – Walt , 10. – Fire Starter , 9. – Son of Dixie , 1A. – Paganol , 5. – Kendall’s Boy , 4. – Louies Flower|