Dead last at the top of the stretch,
20-1 longshot Bonifacio unleashed an impressive burst of speed once
straightened away for the run to the wire to win the featured $83,025
Daisycutter Handicap Friday.
With Alonso Quinonez in the saddle,
Bonifacio forged to the front in the final strides to nose out Pasar Silbano,
with Dotsy Jean only a neck farther back in third place in a three-way photo
finish. Reba Is Tops was fourth in the field of seven older fillies and mares.
Bonifacio, a four-year-old daughter of
Even the Score owned by Chandler and Graham and trained by Craig Dollase, sped
the five furlongs over the infield turf course in 56.03 seconds and returned
$42, $13.40 and $5.60 after scoring her fourth victory in seven starts. First
money was $47,925.
Pasar Silbano paid $4.40 and $3.20,
while Dotsy Jean returned $3 to show.
With no perfect tickets in Friday's
Pick Six, Saturday's program will feature a Pick Six carryover of $157,244.
Post time for the first race is 2 p.m.