Saturday, Calder Race Course SMILE SPRINT H.-GII
, $350,000, CRC, 7-6, 3yo/up, 6f, 1:10 1/5, ft.
1--@BAHAMIAN SQUALL, 118, c, 4, by Gone West 1st Dam: Midway Squall, by Storm Bird 2nd Dam: Oh So Precious, by Best Turn 3rd Dam: Amathea, by Iron Ruler
O/B-Donald R Dizney (FL); T-David Fawkes; J-Luis
Saez. $201,810. Lifetime Record: 12-4-4-1,
$411,980. *1/2 to Squall City (Carson City), SW,
$173,190; British Attitude (Broad Brush), MSP,
$183,583; Acadia Breeze (Royal Academy), SP,
$152,066; 3/4 to Apriority (Grand Slam), GSW &
GISP, $471,933. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 123, c, 4, Teuflesberg--Bella Dorato, by
Goldminers Gold. ($1,500 yrl '10 FTKOCT; $21,000
2yo ‘11 OBSAPR). O-Sherry Parbhoo; B-J M Stables
Inc (KY); T-Bisnath Parboo. $65,100.
, 120, h, 6, Hear No Evil
Stockings, by Tabasco Cat. O-Jacks or Better Farm
Inc & Robert LaPenta; B-Jacks or Better Farm Inc
(FL); T-Stanley I Gold. $32,550.
Margins: 1 3/4, NO, NK. Odds: 7.30, 2.30, 10.30.
Also Ran: Justin Phillip, Trickmeister, Close It Out, Black Diamond Cat, Fort Loudon, Artefacto, Apriority, Cajun Breeze, Off the Jak-DNF. Scratched: Grande Shores, On Appeal, Swagger Jack. Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO.
A neck second to Close It Out (Closing Argument) in the Jack Dudley Sprint H. over this track and distance Nov. 10, Bahamian Squall defeated that rival into third, with Fort Loudon (Awesome of Course) second, in Gulfstream’s Sunshine State S. Dec. 2. The Dizney homebred managed a career-best 102 Beyer in the Sunshine Millions Sprint in Hallandale Jan. 19, but was forced to settle for second behind Off the Jak (With Distinction) and followed that with a close third to Fort Loudon in the GIII Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship Feb. 9. Spelled for four months thereafter, Bahamian Squall resumed in the June 8 Ponche H. on Summit preview day and led most of the way before tiring to fourth behind Black Diamond Cat (Wildcat Heir). One of eight Florida-breds in this field and drawn alongside his 3/4-brother Apriority (Grand Slam), Bahamian Squall settled about midfield early on, as longshots Cajun Breeze (Congrats) and Artefacto (Officer) relegated GI Breeders’ Cup Sprint hero Trinniberg to a stalking third. Bahamian Squall rolled up outside of Justin Phillip (First Samurai) nearing the stretch, leaving Trinniberg in a pocket, and engaged Artefacto at the three-sixteenths. Trinniberg plugged away gamely past a tiring Cajun Breeze to make it a three-way go entering the final furlong, but Bahamian Squall kept finding to win comfortably in the end. Jackson Bend rallied to just miss second. The win secures Bahamian Squall a spot in the field for the GI Breeders’ Cup Sprint this November. “[Jockey] Luis [Saez] did a great job,” said Fawkes, who won the 2010 Smile and Breeders’ Cup Sprint with Big Drama (Montbrook). “He took him back a little today and just sat there; he doesn’t want to be moved too early. No fault of the last rider [jockey Juan Leyva in the Ponche Handicap]--I gave him instructions to be closer and he wants to sit just off the pace.”
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