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Smiling Tiger Laughs At Count Fleet Foes

Heavy favorite Smiling Tiger lived up to his top billing with a sharp off the pace tally in Thursday's 38th running of the Grade 3 Count Fleet Handicap at Oaklawn Park.

Second betting choice Chief of Affairs and longshot Silver Magnus battled through strong early fractions of :22.29 and :44.74. Smiling Tiger was away awkwardly and began to advance while racing wide around the turn.

The talented winner was full of run in deep stretch and won going away by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:08.63. The Jeff Bonde trainee paid $3.20 under Joel Rosario.

Silver Magnus went off at more than 31-1 and outfinished Chief of Affairs for the place. Native Ruler crossed the line in 4th and was followed by Riley Tucker and Holyfield.

 

 

What the Nation is saying about Smiling Tiger Laughs At Count Fleet Foes...

Well, he's already been to Arkansas ... ba-dump bump!
I believe this horse is going places this year... very talented runner, lots of options.

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