The Big Beast filly Smokes ’em at Gulfstream

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10th at GP , Opt.-Clm, 46000 (6f)Winner: Up in Smoke, f, 3 by The Big Beast

Up In Smoke | Lauren King

10th-Gulfstream, $46,000, Alw (NW1$X)/Opt. Clm ($25,000), 4-5, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f, 1:11.37, ft.
UP IN SMOKE (f, 3, The Big Beast–Therese, by Exchange Rate) came from off the pace in her debut to score against fellow Florida breds Feb. 8 before adding another to the win column as the 4-5 choice in an optional claimer at the Hallandale oval Mar. 5. Sent off the even-money choice to remain undefeated here, she was unhurried early as Midtown Rose (Gary D) carved out opening fractions of :22.48 and :45.54. Asked for more by Luis Saez approaching the quarter pole, Up In Smoke swung out six wide turning for home, was inching closer to the battling duo of Midtown Rose and R Prerogative (Drill) through the lane and drove past them late, scoring by a widening three-length margin over R Prerogative. Midtown Rose held third. The winner’s dam Therese is a half-sister to GI Champagne winner Proud Accolade (Yes It’s True). Sales history: $45,000 Ylg ’18 OBSOCT; $230,000 2yo ’19 EASMAY. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, $80,500. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Black Type Thoroughbreds & R. A. Hill Stable; B-John D Rio & Carole A Rio (FL); T-George Weaver.

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