Benjamin Gonzalez’ B G Suavecito trailed the field
early but rallied boldly when set down for the drive to win Monday’s
$51,000 allowance optional claiming sprint at Fair Grounds by 3 1/4-lengths as
the longest shot on the board.
Ridden by Eddie Martin Jr. and trained by Isai
Gonzalez, the winner returned mutuels of $26.20, $8.20 and $3.20,
accomplished the six-furlong distance in 1:10.30 and increased his career
earnings to $65,160 with his third win in six lifetime starts.
Dan Lynch, Ken Sentel and Merrill Scherer’s Goodtimehadbyall,
also without speed, commenced a rally near the furlong grounds to gain the
place, paying $5 and $3 while finishing a head to the good of Vinery Stable’s
odds-on favorite Changing the Rules, who pressed the pace and tired from
Gerry Aschinger’s Gonna Tell Mama established early
splits of 21.80 and 45.41 before giving way.