Feb 11, 2005
Saint Liam betters Roses in May at Gulfstream
By: SPORTS NETWORK
Hallandale, FL (Sports Network) - Clark Handicap winner Saint Liam made
his first start of the year a winning one with a front-running win in the
Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park.
Roses in May finished second followed by Eddington, Seek Gold, Pies
Prospect and Wishingitwas.
The winning time for the 1 1/8 miles was 1:48.43.
Ridden by Edgar Prado, Saint Liam dueled with the favorite Roses in May
around the clubhouse turn for the lead. Saint Liam took a short lead
midway up the backstretch. Roses in May then pressed the pace from the
inside until the final turn.
At the top of the stretch, Saint Liam had a clear lead over the favorite.
Saint Liam drew clear down the stretch and went on to post a 3 3/4
The five-year-old recorded his sixth career win in 15 starts and adds
$300,000 to his bankroll. Saint Liam, owned by Mr. and Mrs. William
Warren, Jr., went over the $1 million mark for his career. Trained by
Richard Dutrow, Jr., Saint Liam came the closest last year to beating
eventual Horse of the Year Ghostzapper. Ghostzapper caught Saint Liam
in the deep stretch, though, to win the Woodward Handicap by a neck.
Roses in May went off as the 6-5 favorite in the Donn Handicap after
opening at 3-5 in the morning line. The five-year-old finished second
to Ghostzapper in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic.
Saint Liam returned $5.60, $3.00 and $2.20. Roses in May paid $2.60
and $2.10, and Eddington paid $2.20 for show.
<< Back To Newsletter