Arrogate's Linda's Gift Dons Cap and Gown at Gulfstream Park


Linda's Gift| Ryan Thompson

5th-Gulfstream, $43,000, Msw, 4-24, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:36.22, fm, 1 length.

LINDA'S GIFT (f, 3, Arrogate–Americana {SP}, by Tapit)'s career debut rally fell 2 1/4 lengths short behind heavy favorite Wonka (Twirling Candy) last out Mar. 27 at this venue, but the kick carried her home here despite slightly less real-estate to do it in. As the only horse in said last-out race to go without Lasix, she went to post with the diuretic today, and broke fairly to set up shop from fifth behind the first flight of runners. The 5-1 shot was roused for a rally going into the far turn, and had made up one spot at the head of the lane while forced to go wide. Chantal Sutherland asked for more, and the filly responded with a furious rally in deep stretch, overtaking the dueling leaders to win by a length on the wire. Therearenorules (Declaration of War) got the best of her shadow for second.

The winner is out of a daughter of MGSW Arena Elvira (Ghostzapper), herself hailing from millionaire, MGISP Two Item Limit (Twining). Linda's Gift is Americana's only registered foal. She is her late sire's 24th winner. Sales history: $105,000 Ylg '20 FTKSEL; $50,000 2yo '21 EASMAY. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $36,400. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

O-Lo- Bo Racing, Fred Nicotra, Vincent Varvaro, John Cronin and Anthony Demarco; B-Calumet Farm (KY); T-George Weaver.

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