Pleasant Acres stallions earn $172,000 in Gulfstream stakes

Pleasant Acres stallions had four runners competing in the two $400,000 Florida Sire Stakes races at Gulfstream Park yesterday and came away with one second, one third and two fourths, their combined paychecks totaling $172,000.

Tip Sheet, the Brethren colt who lost rider Aby Medina at the break in the Dr. Fager Stakes, was a different horse in the In Reality with Emisael Jaramillo in the irons. Facing 1/9 favorite Soutache, Tip Sheet sat fourth early in the mile and one-sixteenth race, and was the only one able to test Soutache in the stretch, falling short by 1 1/2 lengths. It was 9 1/2 lengths back to the third horse. Tip Sheet earned $80,000 for second and Yeehaw, the son of Anthony’s Cross who came into the race as a maiden and was the longest price on the board, picked up $24,000 for fourth.

In the My Dear Girl Stakes, Awesome Mass was bumped at the start, made a good middle move to take the lead briefly, and wound up third, the daughter of Brethren collecting a check for $44,000. Galileo’s Affair, a Treasure Beach maiden who had finished third in her lone previous start, went off at 18-1 and rallied strongly from 10th place to finish fourth, also earning $24,000.

 

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