Thursday, January 20, 2011

Baltimore Wins The Bob in Gulfstream Feature

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Baltimore Bob received a ground-saving trip Thursday at Gulfstream Park to earn a narrow victory in the featured $57,000 allowance race.

Jockey Julien Leparoux never left the inside rail with the 6-year-old son of Malibu Moon ($9.60) in the one-mile turf race, edging persistent pacesetter Calimonco by a neck in a four-horse photo finish. Calimonco, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, held second money by a head over Bangalore Gold and jockey Alan Garcia. Sr. Henry finished another head back under John Velazquez.

Making his first start for trainer Gerry Carwood in his 2011 debut, Baltimore Bob settled nicely behind the early pace before being asked for some run leaving the turn into the homestretch. The Maryland-bred turf runner responded to slip inside Carimonco at the top of the stretch and continue on to get the better of the stubborn pacesetter. In winning his ninth race in 28 career starts, Baltimore Bob ran a mile in 1:35 4/5.

Carwood, a former assistant to trainer Eddie Kenneally, had previously visited the Gulfstream winner’s circle following Friday’s first race, won by Love in Bloom ($7), who was also making her first start for her trainer.

Leparoux came back to complete the late daily double ($46.40) aboard Deputy Darling ($6.20).

Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows

Friday’s 10-cent Rainbow 6 pool will include a carryover pool of $134,366, after multiple tickets with the winners of the last six races on Thursday’s card cashed for $3,301.06. The Rainbow 6 jackpot will be hit when a bettor is the only one to hold a ticket with all six winners.

The 50-cent Pick 5 paid $5,713.35 Thursday to ticket-holders with all five winners.

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