Markhamian, Outfoxed Capture Stakes in Tampa

Demonstrate speed and tenacity, Markhamian dropped back to third as it approached the stretch after pressing early pace in the $125,000 Pasco Stakes on Jan. 15 at Tampa Bay Downs, only to prove reborn in the lane to defeat the race favorites Provocative and Cattine .

The 3 year old son of Social inclusion responded tenaciously in the final sixteenth of a mile under Marcos Meneses to claim a 2 1/2 length victory over Provocateur, who had taken over from a stalking position by middletretch. 8-5 pick Cattin, winner of the Inaugural Stakes in Tampa last month, was third by a length.

Markhamian ($12.60) covered seven furlongs on a fast track in 1:23.23 after pushing gaps of :22.22 and :44.86 set by an eventual fourth-place finish. Magic Moss .

Juan Carlos Avila trains the winner for the Santa Rosa Racing teams of Sergio Ripamonti. Markhamian won $105,000 on Saturday, pushing his record to 2-1-0 in three starts with earnings of $146,250. He had already won an inaugural race of 6 1/2 furlongs on December 19 by 4 1/2 lengths at Gulfstream Park after a first second there on September 25.

“This horse did everything perfectly today,” Meneses said. “The fractions were a little fast, but I knew I had the horse in the last stage.”

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Raised in Florida by Ripamonti, Markhamian is out of Colonel John big Peruvian Joan . Four of the dam’s five foals raced, including three winners and Markhamian becoming her first stake winner. She has a one year old filly by the big beast and was raised to Goodbye Charlie for 2022.

Markhamian is the first Social Inclusion Stakes winner, who is running this year for a reported fee of $5,000 at Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania.

“I thought he might have finished on the turn, but this horse has a lot of (guts),” Ripamonti said of his colt. “Marcos did a good job pressing him, and he had the heart to do it. It was a brave effort and he pulled out in the end.

“He was coming into the race fantastically; he was in great shape and his color and complexion were good. He was super ready.”

Next up in Tampa’s 3-Year Stakes Series is the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) running 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 12.

Video: Pasco S. (BT)

One Race Later, LNJ Foxwoods Outmoded picked up their third straight win in Florida, this time beating Open Company in the $125,000 Gasparilla Stakes.

the valiant minister filly finished third at Saratoga Racetrack debuted last summer at age 2, then beat her young daughter in the FTBOA Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes before annexing the FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes, both wins at Gulfstream.

The seven furlong Gasparilla marked her debut as a 3-year-old for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, and jockey Samy Camacho placed her fifth at the start of platinum gem opened with a: 22.09 quarter mile on the fast main track. The leader ran the half in 44.65 but began to give way as Camacho called on his mount, the tied favorite.

Outfoxed took out his rivals on the turn, entered the straight four wide and put away strategic bird take the lead in the round of 16. goddess of fire made its own rally from the back but Outfoxed held on to win by three quarter lengths and paid $4.20 to win. The final time was 1:23.37.

“It was a different group of horses at a different racetrack, and I thought it took her about a quarter of a mile to get her legs under her,” said Mott, who watched the race from south of the Florida. “But she managed to prepare enough for the win and was very professional about it.

“The water is going to get deeper from now on, and I think her toughest tests are ahead of her,” added Mott, who said the $150,000 Suncoast Stakes on Feb. 12 at a mile and 40 meters could be an option for Outfoxed’s next start. . “We want to keep the doors open in Tampa and elsewhere.”

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Outfoxed takes the lead in the Gasparilla Stakes long race

Goddess of Fire rallied late to finish second by three quarter lengths to weakening third-placed Strategic Bid in the eight-horse field.

Outfoxed was bred in Florida by Baoma Corp. and is the first colt of the winning stake Kantharos big Win time . The dam has since produced a 2-year-old Tunwoo filly, a yearling Valiant Minister filly, and was bred to Valiant Minister for 2022.

For the first time in the ring, Outfoxed sold for $27,000 to Jesse Hoppel from sending Abbie Road Farm to the October yearling sale of the 2020 Ocala Breeders’ Sales. was then scooped for $360,000 by Solis/Litt’s blood agency partnership from Hoppel’s Coastal Equine consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. After four starts, his earnings stand at $477,000.

Video: Gasparilla S. (BT)

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