James and Ywachetta Driver’s Tanzanite Cat (c, 3, Graeme Hall--Gentle Wave, by Mt. Livermore)
, on or near the lead throughout, put away Walt
(Run Away and Hide) late to score a 1 1/2-length victory in the Smarty Jones S. at Oaklawn Monday. The bay, coming off a maiden-breaking score in an off-the-turfer at Fair Grounds Dec. 8, was on the lead through an opening quarter in :23.17. He ceded his advantage to Walt after a half in :47.37 and those two dueled down the stretch, with Tanzanite Cat going best late as Walt appeared to bump the rail late on. Favored Coastline (Speightstown) was third. The time for the mile was 1:38.69. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-1, $123,000. O-James L & Ywachetta H Driver. B-Charles H Deters & Dr John Peterson (Fl). T-Cody Autrey.
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