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My Point Exactly Prevails Over Rizwan in $75,000 Bear’s Den; Hernandez Wins First Stakes; Rainbow 6 Over $50,000; Super Hi 5 Over $10,000

Jul 25, 2015

Kiss to Remember Gives Hernandez First Stakes Win in $75,000 Monroe

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Stands at $51,348

Super Hi 5 Carryover $10,010.69 in Sunday’s 11th Race

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – My Point Exactly made a return to turf and the Gulfstream Park winner’s circle Saturday to capture the $75,000 Bear’s Den Handicap.

The Bill Kaplan-trained 3-2 favorite collected his third turf stakes victory in the 1 1/16-mile event for 3-year-olds, but the gelded son of Concord Point had to work to register a head decision over a relentless Rizwan.

Owned by Pinnacle Racing and Norman Racing Stables, My Point Exactly was sent right to the lead by jockey Juan Leyva, but met an instant challenge on his outside by Rizwan, the second betting choice ridden by Jose Caraballo.

After racing as a team around the first turn, along the backstretch and around the far turn, My Point Exactly and Rizwan straightened out for the stretch run with the latter gaining a slight advantage. The Phil Gleaves-trained Rizwan maintained the slightest of leads nearing the wire, but My Point Exactly responded to Leyva’s urging to get to the wire first.

“He's a game son of a gun, because every race he runs on the turf, he wins by no more than a neck, and this one was about a head, so it was a great, great effort,” Kaplan said. “He knows where the wire is, that horse. That's what Juan just told me.”

My Point Exactly ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.20. Rizwan, who had captured the English Channel Stakes over the Gulfstream course in May, finished three-quarters of a length over a late-running Good and Prosper and jockey Edgar Prado.

My Point Exactly was never a factor in the Carry Back (G3) over Gulfstream Park’s main track on July 5 and obviously benefited from the return to turf Saturday. The Florida-bred gelding had registered turf victories in the King Cugat Stakes at Gulfstream in June and the Sunday Silence Stakes at Louisiana Downs last fall.

“We're going to stay on the grass now,” Kaplan said. “There's a race in Indiana ($200,000 Centaur Stakes on Sept. 9) that we're going to look at in about a month.”

Kiss to Remember Gives Hernandez First Stakes Win in $75,000 Monroe

Earlier on Saturday’s program, Miller Racing’s Kiss to Remember ($2.80) overpowered six rivals during a 6 ¾ -length victory in the $75,000 Monroe Handicap, a mile event for 3-year-old fillies. The Marty Wolfson-trained 4-year-old saved ground behind pacesetter Lemon Point along the backstretch before finding room on the turn and drawing off through the stretch to provide Harry Hernandez with his first stakes win.

“I’m really emotional. This is my first stakes win,” the apprentice jockey said. “She’s a really nice filly. I was just waiting for a hole and when I found one, she went right through.”

Kiss to Remember, who ran the mile in 1:37.02, had previously finished third in the Princess Rooney (G2) on July 5 in her first start for Miller Racing and Wolfson.

“We bought her from Maggi Moss. She is a really nice filly,” Wolfson said. “We’ll look around for a [graded stake] for her.”

Lemon Point held second under Eddie Castro, 3 ¼ lengths ahead of the Wolfson-trained Quiet Hour and jockey Jonathan Gonzales.

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Stands at $51,348.74

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the sixth straight racing day at Gulfstream Park Saturday, resulting in a $51,348.74 carryover jackpot pool for Sunday’s 11-race card.

Multiple tickets with the 7-7-1-5-5-5 combination were each worth a $14,971.14 payoff.

The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

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