Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Susan Magnier’s Gala Award (c, 3, Bernardini--Wilshewed, by Carson City)
, a $1.55-million Keeneland September yearling, fought back late to graduate by one length at Gulfstream Park Monday. The strapping bay colt, sent off the even-money favorite, pressed the pace through fractions of :24.07 and :47.87. He took over after three-quarters in 1:11.94, but was headed by Loves Last Chance
(Not for Love) at midstretch before finding another gear in the final strides and surging clear. Dylan Ward
(Artie Schiller) edged Loves Last Chance for second. The time for the 1 1/16 miles was 1:42.64. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $36,180. VIDEO
O-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Susan Magnier. B-William Currin (Ky). T-Todd Pletcher.
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