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Sunday, January 25, 2009


Hill ‘n’ Dale Filly & Mare Sprint


Estate of Harry Aleo’s 4-year-old Florida-bred filly High Resolve broke on top from the rail in the $300,000 Hill ‘n’ Dale Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint Saturday at Gulfstream Park, and went on to a wire-to-wire to score by 2¼ lengths under Robby Albarado as Northern California-based trainer Greg Gilchrist went two-for-two for the afternoon.

Gilchrist had sent out 5-year-old Florida-bred mare Wild Promises to capture the $500,000 Filly & Mare Turf in the previous race with jockey Aaron Gryder in the saddle on the rich card of stakes for horses bred in Florida or California. A roan/gray daughter of Put It Back, High Resolve was winning for the seventh time in 10 career starts, but paid a generous $13.40 to win.


Martin Racing Stable’s 4-year-old filly Dubai Majesty finished second to High Resolve and three lengths before Michael Bello’s favorite Lovely Isle in the field of 12 fillies and mares. High Resolve was timed the six furlongs in 1:10:55 over the ‘fast’ track.


Winning Jockey Quotes

Robby Albarado:

“She broke really well and put herself in good position from the start. I was a bit worried bunched in (on rail down the backstretch), but she came away from there like only she knows how. She was pretty convincing out there again today.”


Winning Trainer Quote

Greg Gilchrist:

“I was confident. Her last two races at Santa Anita (second in both) are probably better than most people realize. She kept getting hooked on the lead. I knew Bobby (Frankel) would probably try to press me a little more today with Lovely Isle knowing it was a shorter distance. I was hoping it would take away some of her (Lovely Isle’s) late kick, and maybe it did. I don’t have anything planned for her next.”


Fractions:

22:08, 45:22 & 1:10:55


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