5th-GPX, $47,850, Alw, Opt. Clm. ($75,000), NW1X, 3yo, f, 1m, 1:36 3/5, ft.MARACUYA (f, 3, Big Brown--Jealous and Jaded, by Jade Hunter)
, a half-sister to Payton d’Oro (Medaglia d’Oro), GSW & MGISP, $573,035, was backed down to 3-1 here from a 10-1 morning line and soon showed why. The chestnut was coming off a local one-length debut tally going six panels as 2-1 chalk Mar. 6. Tugging her way to the front early, the chestnut carved out honest fractions of :22.96, :46.25 and 1:10.95. Her pursuers lined up to challenge at the top of the lane, but a glance back from pilot John Velazquez hinted that Maracuya had more in the tank, and she kept finding to strike the wire 1 1/4 lengths clear. Longshot Street Girl (Street Hero) ran on for second. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $53,910. Click for the brisnet.com chart or VIDEO.
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