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Boosting his disposable income, Mo Cash made it rain down purse money for his owners, Marco Thoroughbred Corp and Stuart Zook.
And, ironically enough it was raining at Gulfstream Park.
South Florida was hit by a massive storm and the track was listed as sloppy and sealed. Even though Mo Cash had never run on a wet track, the public made him an early and decisive favorite. With Ricko Maragh taking the reins as trainer, he did not disappoint. The race was basically run in two tiers. Front Loaded lived up to his name and grabbed an early lead. He was quickly hounded into a speed dual by a geared-up Splash Rules.
Jockey Miguel Vasquez smartly had Mo Cash stalking fourth, while keeping the main danger Mr. Jordan covered up on the rail. The horses at the back of the field were never really involved until late in the race for the spoils.
After a quick half of 45.1 the leading four turned for home and the two front runners ran out of gas. Mo Cash pounced into action and poured it on, splashing home to an easy 4 ½ length win.
Mr. Jordan shook loose late finishing second while holding off a late closing Hy Riverside and Sweetontheladies, who took third and fourth.
The son of Adios Charlie took home $60,760, while the remaining purse money was 2nd $19,600, 3rd $9,800, 4th $4,900, 5th $2,940, 6th $1,000, 7th $1,000.
The Florida HBPA would like to thank all who’ve participated in our 2018 Spring/Summer Stakes Series races. Next up will be The Proud Man and Sharp Susan on September 1, both $100,000 + $25,000 Florida-bred Enhanced.