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Our Last Buck Stays Hot In Say Florida Sandy
Credit: NYRA / Joe Labozzetta

Our Last Buck Stays Hot In Say Florida Sandy

OZONE PARK, NY – J and N Stables’ Our Last Buck stayed hot with his third win in 4 starts (and first at the stakes level) in Saturday’s $100,000 Say Florida Sandy for New York-breds at Aqueduct.

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Our Last Buck settled well off the early pace but exploded in the stretch, drawing off to win the 7-furlong dirt sprint by 3 3/4 lengths. Kendrick Carmouche was aboard the Michelle Nevin trainee, who was the 6/1 third choice in the field of five.

“I was a winner when I left the gate. My horse broke sharp,” Carmouche said. “I just wanted to make sure I stayed close to the favorite and he had me in a stalking position the whole time. Michelle didn’t give me any instructions, she just said, ‘Do what’s best.’ The horse ran his race. I’m just very pleased with him at the age of 7, competing against these young boys. He showed that he can still do it. He’s a consistent horse, so I just had to ride him to his ability.”

Funny Guy, the 4/5 bettors’ choice was third over the pacesetting Runningwscissors, the 9/5 second choice My Boy Tate, and a never-involved Celtic Chaos.

Our Last Buck is a 7-year-old Courageous Cat gelding who was making his stakes debut. His record now stands at 18-6-3-2 with $273,990 earned.

“It might be a process of age and him settling down,” Nevin said. “When we first got him, he was a very silly and nervous type of horse, but steadily over time, he just has become more manageable and more relaxed. I think that’s really what’s helping him today.”

Our Last Buck returned $14.20 to win and $4.80 to place, while Funny Guy paid $2.30 to place. There was no show betting.

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