02/12/2011 2:12PM

Gulfstream: Big surprise to start the day

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Trainer Bisnath Parboo had been kind of a dead item here over the first five weeks of the meet after winning at almost a 60 per cent rate during the final month of the Tropical session but he was anything but dead in the opener, sending out Louisiana Warrior to a $111.40 shocker. The win was the second straight for the NEw York bred who withstood early pace pressure but was still good enough to hand on over Brooks Lass and the 3-5 Champ Dimare who struggled and appeared to try and get out a bit through the final furlong. 

General Maximus has opened at 6-5 over Joey P. with the field getting ready to leave the paddock for the second race.