Breaking sharp and dueling for the lead, the WITH DISTINCTION gelding led racing two abreast and was under a hard drive to prove best winning the 6F Allowance optional claiming race at Parx Racing.
Contending for the lead around the first turn, the WITH DISTINCTION gelding angled in for the run up the backstretch. Widened on the far turn, as fully extended through the lane, challenged inside but dug in gamely to hold sway winning the 1M 70 Yd Race at Calder by 2 ¾ L.
Classy and Serene
THE GREEN MONKEY filly was pinned along the rail and in behind the pace, dropped back leaving the back stretch, switched out and wide entering the far turn, was put to a drive late on that bend, gained steadily and slowly through the lane and took over the inside the final sixteenth winning the 1 M Race at Calder.
Stalking the leaders, the CITY PLACE gelding rallied four wide into the stretch and kicked clear under urging winning, the 5 ½ F Race at Tampa Bay Downs by 4 ½ L.
Vying between rivals, the CITY PLACE gelding dueled on the turn and edged away in mid-stretch driving home winning the 6 ½ F Race at Tampa Bay Downs by 2 ¼ L.
Away alertly, the WITH DISTINCTION filly set the pace in the two path, responded when asked and drew off winning the 5F Race at Tampa Bay Downs by 7 ¼ L. Cheri Cogburn
Stalking the outside, the WITH DISTINCTION gelding bid three wide midway on the turn and drew clear winning the 7F Race at Tampa Bay Downs by 3 ¾ L.
Moving to the lead soon after the start, the WITH DISTINCTION gelding set the pace and was under strong handing to hold off the challenger the final furlong winning the 6F Starter Allowance Race at Parx.
Rating off the pace, the WITH DISTINCTION filly eased three wide for room on the turn then rallied to be just up at the wire wining the 7F Race at Gulfstream.
Spare me the Drama
Moving to the fore along the inside, the CITY PLACE gelding narrowed margin in the opening half dueling for command inside a rival on the far turn into the upper stretch winning the 1 1/16 M at Hawthorne.