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Giant Run, Harmonize Take Saturday's Turf Stakes

Mar 26, 2016
Mott, Alvarado Team to Win Three 

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - A 3-year-old colt and filly were impressive winners in a pair of mile turf stakes Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
Palm Beach Stakes (G3) runner-up Giant Run, trained by Tom Albertrani and ridden by Joe Bravo, took the lead around the first turn before drawing off to an impressive 1 1/4-length victory in Saturday's $75,000 Cutler Bay. 

A 3-year-old son of Giant's Causeway owned by Robert Baker and William Mack, Giant Run covered a firm mile course in 1:34.74. Highland Sky, making his first start for trainer Barclay Tagg since a troubled sixth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), was second while Abbot checked in third.

In the $75,000 Sanibel Island, Harmonize, making her first start finishing seventh in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), got up inside the final sixteenth to win by three-quarters of a length. Rontos Lily, who finished second at 25-1, was disqualified and placed seventh for interfering with Sky My Sky down the stretch. Shake Down Baby, who finished third, was placed second.

Harmonize covered the mile course in 1:34.68. 

Harmonize, a daughter of Scat Daddy owned by Larkin Armstrong, gave trainer Bill Mott and jockey Junior Alvarado their third win of the day. Alvarado, who will ride undefeated Mohaymen in Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby, won aboard Mighty Mo ($8.60) in the seventh and Bibbo ($18.80) in the 10th. Mott also won the Santa Ana at Santa Anita with Tuttipaesi.

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