Friday, January 27 2012
Gulfstream Today: 1.27.12
Boys At Tosconova, a Grade 1 stakes winner at 2, appeared ready to rejoin the stakes ranks Friday with a game triumph in the fourth race by three-quarters of a length.
The 4-year-old son of Officer, who captured the 2010 Hopeful (G1), encountered less-than-ideal conditions in the one-mile optional claiming allowance while racing along the rail, lapped on by pacesetting Groupie Doll, on the backstretch and on the turn into the homestretch. But when a confident Javier Castellano asked him for his run at the top of the stretch, Boys At Tosconova responded to the vigorous hand ride to out-game the stakes-winning filly to the finish line.
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