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 – Alex G. Campbell Jr.’s homebred Ultra Brat was ultra tough in the stretch, fending off all foes to win Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Marshua’s River Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Off well from post 7 under Nik Juarez, Ultra Brat stalked early leader Gianna’s Dream through slow splits of :26.37 and :51.42. Heading into the far turn, Ultra Brat made her move and took command at the top of the stretch. Favored Dream Dancing began making a move to the outside as Ultra Brat lugged in slightly, but the tepid early pace had allowed for Ultra Brat to save up her energy. Repelling her foes, Ultra Brat hit the line first in a final time of 1:45.35 for the 1 1/16-mile turf event.
“That was a perfect trip,” Juarez said. “We got Ultra Brat to relax outside Gianna’s Dream. On the backside, I knew I had a ton of horse. We had her relaxed sitting off Gianna’s Dream, and when I asked her to run, she was much the best.”
Dream Dancing held on well to stay second. King’s Ghost commenced a late rally down the stretch and nipped out stablemate Inside Out at the wire for third. Abbreviate took fifth, while Gianna’s Dream faded to last in the six-horse field.
Ultra Brat’s win was her first graded stakes victory in her second attempt. The 5-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo improved her record to 11-5-1-0 with career earnings of $272,733. Her previous start, the $125,000 Autumn Day Stakes on November 26 at Aqueduct over 6 furlongs, was her first in 11 months, so trainer Graham Motion was happy with her progression off of the long layoff.
“The one thing Nik said was that he just wanted her relaxed because she was pretty keen last time sprinting,” Motion said. “But it set up well today. She likes this track. It obviously suits her. I think this is probably her optimum, a mile, mile and 1/16. I don’t know that she wants to go much further than that. This was a good spot for her.”
Ultra Brat returned $10.80 to win, $4.60 to place, and $3.40 to show. Dream Dancing brought back $3.20 to place and $2.60 to show, while King’s Ghost paid $5 to show.
Be sure to check the Results page for details on every thoroughbred and quarter horse race in North America, including how our PREMIUM PICKS performed!
The Magic Mike Show guys discuss the latest updates for… Read More
The Racing Dudes take a look at the potential field… Read More
The Magic Mike Show guys preview & give their tickets… Read More
Aaron and Papa Dude preview the NBA and NHL finals,… Read More
Aaron and Papa Dude get serious this week, exploring and… Read More
Get the Racing Dudes’ 2023 Belmont Stakes Betting Bible, featuring the EXACT race-by-race… Read More
Aaron previews the 2023 Belmont Stakes (G1) from Belmont Park,… Read More
Aaron previews the 2023 New York Stakes (G1) from Belmont… Read More
Magic discusses Arcangelo’s quest to become the first horse since… Read More
The Racing Dudes team goes LIVE at 11:30 AM Eastern… 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!