01/08/2011 5:16PM

Gulfstream: Determinato upsets Spec Bid


Calder based Determinato upset the Spectacular Bid, wearing down the 8-5 Gangsterontherun before holding off the late running Leave of Absence.  The winner had been training extremely well for his 3yo debut over his home track and got a perfect trip under Eibar Coa.

  Speed has not held up all that well today and the rail does appear the deeper part of the track although Fort Larned did slip up the fence to outgame Pletcher's Fairview Heights in the sixth race.

Back to the turf for race eight, a very wide open third level optional claiming and allowance event. Sleepless Knight is the 5-2 favorite as the field leaves the paddock.