Saturday, July 28 2012
STREET LIFE EARNS TRIP TO TRAVERS WITH CURLIN VICTORY
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Street Life punched his ticket for the Grade 1 Travers at Saratoga Race Course on Friday afternoon as he swept widest of all on the turn and on to a 1 ¾-length victory over Five Sixteen in the $100,000 Curlin for 3-year-olds.
Making his first start since a fourth-place finish in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes on June 9, Street Life settled in sixth as Love to Run took the field through an opening quarter-mile in 23.64 seconds, with favored Easter Gift ranging up to get a head in front as the half went in 47.68. Given his cue by jockey Jose Lezcano on the far turn, Street Life moved up quickly to engage the leaders, and after being floated four-wide on the turn, barreled down the sloppy stretch to take command approaching the eighth pole and galloped unchallenged under the wire.
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