Check out all the latest podcasts including Blinkers Off and The Magic Mike Show
Check out all the big upcoming stakes races
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – John Minchello’s Competitive Speed was all that and then some as she strode home to a 9/1 upset score in Saturday’s $75,000 Glitter Woman Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Breaking from post 3 under regular rider Leonel Reyes, Competitive Speed settled into a three-wide position stalking behind Dial to Win, who chased the pacesetting Shop Girl through opening fractions of :22.49 and :45.49.
Ranging up to make her bid in the far turn, Competitive Speed met Shop Girl’s throat latch near the top of the stretch and drew off once straightened for home.
Competitive Speed gave trainer Javier Gonzalez his first US win as she crossed 3 lengths clear, completing the 6 1/2-furlong fast dirt sprint in 1:17.08.
“It’s my first stakes here,” said Gonzalez, who conditioned multiple graded stakes winners in Puerto Rico. “We started the year on the right step. It seems to me that we will have some good things happen this year.”
Shop Girl saved second by 6 1/2 lengths over a three-way photo for third that went to Gone to Cabo by a head and a 1/2-length over Hit the Woah (the 3/5 favorite who blew the start) and Dial to Win, respectively.
Lucifers Lair completed the order of finish.
Dancing Crane was scratched from the race restricted to 3-year-old fillies.
Competitive Speed’s win was her third straight following a maiden-breaking effort at the $25k claiming level and a starter-allowance trouncing last time out. The Competitive Edge filly’s record now stands at 4-3-0-0 with $76,995 earned.
Competitive Speed returned $20 to win, $7.60 to place, and $5.60 to show. Shop Girl brought back $7 to place and $5 to show, while Gone to Cabo paid $7.80 to show.
The Racing Dudes preview and give picks for Saturday’s four… Read More
The Magic Mike Show guys preview and give their tickets… Read More
Aaron and Papa Dude are back at it giving out… Read More
With Magic out, Mike, Aaron, and special guest Chris Griffin… Read More
The Magic Mike Show guys recap the weekend’s exciting horse… Read More
It’s time for another great weekend of racing! For the… Read More
Aaron previews the 2022 John Hettinger Stakes at Belmont at… Read More
Mike previews the 2022 Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont at… Read More
Looking to cash in big?
Sign up for exclusive 10% discount on orders, plus be the first to access our daily free and premium horse racing picks, articles, podcasts, and more!