In the $150,000 Jaipur, favored Souper Speedy was promoted to
victory in the seven-furlong sprint, which was contested on the main
track after being transferred from
the Widener turf course.
One of three main-track-only starters in the field, Souper
Speedy was kept in the clear by jockey Jose Lezcano as he raced in
fourth on the backstretch. After advancing
into third nearing the half-mile pole and second by the
five-sixteenths, Souper Speedy set his sights on his stablemate,
pacesetter Big Screen.
Souper Speedy steadily drew closer to Big Screen, who drifted
outward. After the tandem brushed in the waning strides, Big Screen hit
the wire a head in front of Souper
The stewards called for an inquiry and disqualified Big Screen,
placing him second and awarding the victory to Souper Speedy, who is
trained by Tom Albertrani for Live
“Both horses were actually in a good spot if the races came off
the turf,” said trainer Albertrani. For me, I couldn’t separate either
one of them before the race. I
knew both of them were going to be very, very tough together. I was
actually hoping for a dead heat in the final strides. Unfortunately,
[Big Screen] got taken down. I had one happy owner for a couple of
minutes, and then vice versa. They both ran well.”
Souper Speedy, a homebred son of Indian Charlie and a
half-brother to Grade 1 winner Brilliant Speed, returned $5.10 for a $2
win wager. The final time for seven furlongs
With the victory, Souper Speedy’s record stands at 3-2-1 in
seven starts. The $90,000 winner’s share of the Jaipur purse lifted his
earnings to $231,634.
Politicallycorrect was third, followed by Reload and Next
Question. Mr. Commons, Beau Choix, Night Officer, Spring to the Sky,
Summer Breezing, Artest, and Joes Blazing
Aaron were scratched.