01/26/2011 5:05PM

GULFSTREAM: Another big payoff for Biancone


Nine days after sending out Introvert to a $56.00 surprise in the Jan. 17 finale, trainer Patrick Biancone and jockey Ryan Curatolo came back and combined again with another big priced first time starter Veloce Canzone in the seventh race. Veloce Canzone, a well bred Songandaprayer filly, got up in time along the rail despite being steadied along behind the leaders in early stretch.  Priceless Design, who was pounded to even money for her debut, finished second after gaining the lead into the stretch.

Not sure what took so long to scratch Claire's Song as there were reports earlier in the afternoon that the filly was going to come out of the seventh race. Unfortunately  those who hooked her up with losers in earlier multiple wagers had to suffer the consequences and tear up those tickets since the official announcements that Claire's Song would not start did not come until shortly after wagering opened for the seventh.