Photo courtesy Coglianese Photos/Kenny Martin
By Blood-Horse Staff
Golden Mystery made things look easy in the stretch of the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 10. At 7 years old, the most senior runner in the field, she drew off to win by 3 1/2 lengths.
Sent off as the 5-2 favorite under Luis Saez in the 15th running of the race for fillies and mares, Golden Mystery stayed close to pacesetter R Holiday Mood, who posted fractions of :22.39 and :45.90. Golden Mystery took over in the stretch and completed the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.96. Fantasy of Flight, who raced close to the pace the entire way, got up for second. Nakano, who trailed in last for much of the trip, closed for third. R Holiday Mood weakened and finished sixth.
Starship Truffles and Spectacular Sky were scratched.
Trained by Martin Wolfson for Farnsworth Stables, Golden Mystery (Awesome Again --Mysterious Angel, by Saint Ballado) chalked up her ninth win from 38 starts and upped her earnings to $540,223 with the $90,000 she earned in the Hurricane Bertie. She had begun the year with a score in the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint at Gulfstream Jan. 19.
Golden Mystery paid $7.20, $3.80, and $2.80. Fantasy of Flight was good for $5 and $3.80, and Nakano returned $4.80. The $2 exacta of 6-5 returned $32, the $1 trifecta of 6-5-7 paid $75.90, and the $1 superfecta of 6-5-7-1 was good for $512.
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GOLDEN MYSTERY RETURNS AFTER HER VICTORY FOR THE SECOND TIME IN 2013
Photo courtesy Coglianese Photos/Courtney Heeney