Honor in War Keeps Bridgmohan Winning
Updated: Sunday, January 8, 2006 7:11 PM
Posted: Sunday, January 8, 2006 6:45 PM
Photo: Equi-Photo/Bill Denver
Honor In War, left, and jockey Shaun Bridgmohan hold off Hotstuffanthensome to win the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
With a late burst, Honor in War got up in time to win the $75,000 Ft. Lauderdale on the Gulfstream Park turf Sunday, enabling jockey Shaun Bridgmohan to complete a sweep of the four stakes held at the South Florida track on its 2006 opening weekend.
The 7-year-old millionaire Honor in War altered course for running room on the outside in the stretch and swept by Old Dodge and Hotstufanthensome in the final strides to win by a neck.
Hotstufanthensome, ridden by Rajiv Maragh, was a neck in front of Old Dodge and Cornelio Velasquez for second. The final time for the 1 1/8-mile test on firm going was 1:40.13.
The Lord at War horse, winner of Churchill's Turf Classic (gr. IT) in 2003, posted his second straight score after capturing an allowance race in Louisville last November. Trained by Paul McGee for owner 3rd Turn Stables LLC, Honor in War won his 10th race in 31 starts and improved his earnings to $1,123,878.
Honor in War paid $9.40, $5.40, and $3.40. Hotstufanthensome returned $8.80 and $6.60. The Brazilian-bred Old Dodge was $11.60 to show.
Favored Saint Stephen was kept wide throughout after checking on the first turn and lacked the needed late response, finishing fifth.
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