Indiano Turns the Tables in the Mr. Prospector
Saturday, Gulfstream ParkMR. PROSPECTOR S.-GIII
, $98,000, GPX, 12-29, 3yo/up, 6f, 1:10 1/5, ft.
1--INDIANO, 118, c, 4, by Indian Charlie1st Dam: Separata (Chi) (G1SW-Chi, MSW & GSP-US, $175,471), by Sam M.2nd Dam: Data (Chi), by Domineau3rd Dam: Michimavida (Chi), by Mr. Long
($25,000 yrl '09 KEESEP). O-Stud El Aguila; B-Diamond A Racing Corp (KY); T-Martin D Wolfson; J-Luis Saez. $60,000. Lifetime Record: Ch. Imp. 2yo & 3yo Colt-Pan, MSW-Pan, 17-10-4-2, $487,196. *1/2 to Separate Forest (Forestry), GSW, $206,525. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--Off the Jak
, 118, g, 4, With Distinction
--Quiet Lake, by Quiet American. ($70,000 yrl '09 FTKJUL). O-Shivananda Racing; B-Big C Farm (FL); T-Shivananda Parbhoo. $20,000.
, 120, g, 5, Gators n Bears--Love Me Twice, by Not for Love. ($15,000 HRA ‘10 FTMDEC). O-Robert Gerczak; B-Carol Kaye-Garcia (MD); T-Carlos A Garcia. $10,000.
Margins: 3/4, 3/4, 1. Odds: 1.70, 17.30, 1.40.
Also Ran: Bull Dozer, Dreaming of Neno. Scratched: Partyallnightlong.
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Sent off the second choice in a compact field of five, Indiano successfully turned the tables on favored Action Andy with a solid victory in the GIII Mr. Prospector S.
Winner of the GIII Carry Back S. during a productive sophomore campaign in 2011, the Panamanian champion signed off on the season with a rallying third, beaten a half-length to Apriority (Grand Slam), in this event last New Year’s Eve. Given the first half of this year off, Indiano resumed with a solid runner-up effort to Gantry (Pulpit) in Calder’s GII Smile Sprint H. July 7 ahead of a popular score in the Giant Ryan S. at that venue Aug. 4. The bay turned in a useful prep for this last time out, coming from next to last to round out the exacta underneath DeFrancis Dash hero Action Andy in the Pelican S. at Tampa Dec. 8.
The favorite was best out of the stalls, but was eased back into a stalking third as longshots Dreaming of Neno (Exclusive Quality) and Off the Jak pressed on to scrimmage for the lead. Indiano and Luis Saez were happy to bide their time from fourth while four deep on the track. Off the Jak edged to the front at the five-sixteenths as Dreaming of Neno hoisted the white flag, but Action Andy went on the attack and drew on near even terms at the head of the lane. Indiano was finding his best stride, made it a line of three entering the final furlong and outsprinted his rivals to the money. Off the Jak stayed on gamely for the place.
"He’s a better horse than Action Andy," suggested winning trainer Marty Wolfson. "I knew that last time, but that horse was fresh and had been training at Tampa. My horse just got up there that day. I wasn’t worried about Action Andy today. I just thought my horse would win and he got a pretty good trip, too."
Wolfson said the son of Indian Charlie will likely run next at Gulfstream later in the meeting.
"I’ve got to space his races now," said Wolfson.