White Abarrio earns Road Trip with Gulfstream Romp

October 30, 2021

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HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – C2 Racing Stable LLC and La Milagrosa Stable LLC’s White Abarrio rolled to an impressive four-length victory Friday at Gulfstream Park, earning a run next in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs.

The Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained White Abarrio ($2.60) was privately purchased by his current connections following an extremely impressive debut victory at Gulfstream Sept. 24, when he closed from off the pace to win going away by 6 ¾ lengths in a 6 ½-furlong maiden special weight race for 2-year-olds.

“We were trying to use this race to get to the Jockey Club in Kentucky next. That’s the plan now,” Joseph said. “Obviously, they have a good series here in the winter. Hopefully, we can use Churchill as a building block of races here in the winter.”

White Abarrio was allowed to set a leisurely pace before kicking in through the stretch to cover the mile in 1:36.74 and galloping out strongly under Edgard Zayas.

“He was very impressive first time out. Stretching out to a mile, he was equally as impressive today,” Joseph said. “You couldn’t ask a horse to win as easily as he did today.”

The son of Race Day, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tapit who registered an allowance win at Gulfstream before finishing third in the 2015 Fred W. Hooper (G3), was purchased at the OBS March sale for $40,000 by his former connections.

“He’s been classy from Day 1. The people we bought him from told us he’s a pretty uncomplicated horse, and that’s how he is,” Joseph said. “Working him the first time was easy. The second time it was a quicker work, and we realized how good he was then. Today, the pace was easy and he relaxed so good. That was a good attribute to see, and when Edgard asked him, he finished off in a flash.”

Joseph saddled three winners on Friday’s program, including debuting Tapit to the Wire ($7), a 3-year-old son of Tapiture overcame traffic to win a six-furlong maiden special weight race going away by three lengths under J. C. Diaz Jr.

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Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 5-10, including the $60,000 Brethren Juvenile Fillies, a mile-and-70-yard stakes on Tapeta for Florida-breds, in Race 6 and the $60,000 Ocala Stud Juvenile Sprint, a seven-furlong race for Florida-breds, in Race 8.

Hall of Famer Mark Casse-trained Lemieux, the 7-5 morning-line favorite, will make her debut on an all-weather track following an off-the-board finish in the Pocahontas (G3) at Churchill.

Kelly Breen-trained Just Leo, a full brother to multiple graded-stakes winner Firenze Fire, is rated as the 3-1 morning-line favorite who won his last two starts at Monmouth. Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained Make It Big will be making his stakes debut after scoring an 8 ½-length romp in his recent debut at Gulfstream Park.

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