Jeff Metz would like nothing better than for BCZ Middleton to repeat last year’s game winning performance in Saturday’s $30,000 Princess of Palms Stakes at Turf Paradise. The Princess of Palms, to be run at six furlongs attracted a field of nine fillies and mares. First of eight races is at 12:55 pm. Metz may have to re-think BCZ Middleton’s front-running tactics that resulted in last year’s Princess win since five of the nine entrants have a similar running style. BCZ Middleton parlayed her Princess victory into a runner-up effort in her next start, the City of Phoenix Handicap...
Heavy 3-5 favorite Shrewd Move delivered for his backers by winning the $30,000 Bienvenidos Stakes Saturday as Turf Paradise opened its 132-day race meet. Meanwhile, leading trainer Robertino Diodoro signaled his intent to go after his fifth consecutive title by winning four of opening day’s nine races. Shrewd Move ($3.20) handled by Leslie Mawing, was immediately engaged by last year’s Bienvenidos winner Kaabraaj. The two matched-race clear of the field until Kaabraaj tied to finish fourth and Shrewd Move drew clear to win by 2 ½ lengths.
A full field of 12 horses is entered for opening day’s $30,000 Bienvenidos Stakes as Turf Paradise Race Course kicks off its 62nd season this Saturday (Oct. 14). The 6 ½ furlong Bienvenidos will go as the eighth race on the nine race program. First race is 12:55 pm. A 132-day meet will run from October 14 thru May 6, 2018. Racing will be conducted primarily on a five-day a week basis, Saturday thru Wednesday.
Trainer Diodoro Eyes Fifth Consecutive Title as Turf Paradise Opens New Meet
Robertino Diodoro certainly knows his way to the winner’s circle at Turf Paradise. The Canadian-born trainer will be looking to return often to that familiar enclosure as he goes after his fifth consecutive title when the track opens this month for its 62nd season. A 132-day meet will run from October 14 thru May 6, 2018. Racing will be conducted primarily on five-day a week basis, Saturday thru Wednesday with a first race post of 12:55 pm. Read More
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