Sunday, January 29 2012
Soaring Stocks Surges to First Stakes Win
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – E. Paul Robsham Stables LLC’s Soaring Stocks cruised around the final turn and surged down the stretch to pass frontrunner Royal Currier in the final strides of the $150,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Sprint and score his first stakes victory.
In his first stakes attempt, the 4-year-old colt broke last after bumping with Madman Diaries at the start, but jockey John Velazquez quickly moved Soaring Stocks into third, racing off the pace of second choice Royal Currier, who set fractional times of 22.02, 44.19, and 56.24, with Madman Diaries sitting in second. Velazquez made his move going into the final turn to pass the fading Madman Diaries and overtake Royal Currier down the stretch. Cajun Breeze and jockey Juan Leyva closed down the stretch and slipped between Soaring Stocks and Royal Currier near the wire, calling for a photo that showed Cajun Breeze up for second and Royal Currier hanging on for third. The final time was 1:09.49.
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