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Mar 16, 2012

Swale Stakes belongs to Trinniberg


Hallandale Beach, FL (Sports Network) - Trinniberg took the lead out of the gate and never looked back to win Saturday's $150,000 Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Sent off at 7-1, the colt covered the seven-furlongs in 1:21.69 on a fast track.

Trinniberg was the 5-1 morning-line third pick for the 10-horse field. Starting from post two the colt went right to the lead from the start and was never challenged.

Ridden by Willie Martinez, Trinniberg posted a six-length win over 45-1 longshot Hello Prince. Ever So Lucky, the 13-10 favorite, was third followed by Silver Menace, Good Morning Diva, Bahamian Squall, Quick Wit, Motor City, Seve and Musical Flair.

"Unexpectedly, we were out there without much pressure," Martinez said. "We knew the five-horse (Hello Prince) had tactical speed. This horse was a speed ball last year which is why they took the blinkers off. He's going to be a horse to watch this year. He'll definitely be able to stretch out. I don't know how far he'll be able to go, but he'll get there quickly."

Trinniberg is trained by Bisnath Parboo whose father Shivananda Parbhoo manages his family's horses. The colt added $90,000 to his winnings. With two wins in six starts he has earned $191,300.

Trinniberg won in his initial start last July. He tired to finish fifth in the Saratoga Special behind Union Rags and then posted back-to-back seconds in the Hopeful and Nashua Stakes. Trinniberg was seventh behind Secret Circle in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint at Churchill Downs.

"We sent him to the farm and gave him time off. We've been planning for some time to take the blinkers off and I think it made a big difference," said Shivananda Parbhoo. "He was really relaxed out there. At some point we'll probably try him going longer, but I really don't have anything planned for him right now."

Trinniberg paid $17.20, $9.60 and $6.40. Hello Prince returned $38.60 and $12.80, and Ever So Lucky paid $2.80 to show.

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