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 Xpressbet.com 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.