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Breeders Cup 2015
2017 Queen's Plate

Vamo a Galupiar Ready for Buena Vista

Joe Talamo finds it easier to ride Vamo a Galupiar than he does to pronounce her name. He’s got a lot of company. Freely translated, it means “Let’s go gallop.”

 

But be that as it may, the 22-year-old rider expects another solid effort from the Chilean-bred mare when he rides her in the Grade II, $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap for older fillies and mares at one mile turf on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 20.

 

Talamo guided the 5-year-old chestnut to a last-to-first victory in the ungraded Megahertz Stakes on Jan. 21, winning the one-mile grass race by 3 ¼ lengths at 11-1 for Neil Drysdale, who trains the daughter of Proud Citizen for owner Robert Evans of Stamford, Conn.

 

“What I love about her, she has a turn of foot that’s out of this world,” Talamo said. “I was supposed to ride her in the Wilshire (Handicap at Hollywood Park last April; she finished seventh under David Flores), but I had a previous call on another horse that we couldn’t get off of—I forget who it was—but I worked her before the Wilshire and she always did have that real nice turn of foot.

 

“She actually outworked Bourbon Bay the work before she won the Megahertz (six furlongs on Santa Anita’s turf course in 1:17 on Jan. 14). It was slow time but she came home in like 22 and three. She’s got a tremendous turn of foot, which helps her out a lot.

 

“She’ll be tough in the Buena Vista. Neil’s done a great job with her, slowly bringing her along so that she’s developed into a real nice mare.”

Probable for the Buena Vista: Andina, no rider; Cambina, no rider; City to City, Corey Nakatani; So Belle, no rider; Strawberrydaiquiri, Joel Rosario; Up In Time, no rider; Vamo a Galupiar, Talamo; and Wild Mia, no rider

 

 

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