Saturday, December 15 2012

Gulfstream Today 12-14-12

Lead: Repole Stable’s 3-year-old filly Stopshoppingmaria was sent off the 8-to-5 favorite in Friday’s $54,000 allowance feature at Gulfstream Park going five furlongs on turf, and burst through a seam in upper stretch to score by 1 ¼ lengths under jockey John Velazquez.

Trained by Todd Pletcher, Stopshoppingmaria was easily the most accomplished runner in the field of 12 fillies and mares as the runner-up in the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Churchill Downs, but had made only two starts this year, most recently finishing fifth as the odds-on choice in a Saratoga turf allowance sprint in early August.

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