01/28/2011 3:46PM

GULFSTREAM: Mareina on fire


Trainer Michael Mareina is on fire. Won Great Damsel's easy debut win in the fourth race was his second of the day and second one sided debut winner in as many days following Won Fast Bullet's similarly impressive victory on Thursday.  Neither of the first timers was any secret, both going postward at even money and winning like 1-5 shots.  Mareina did get a little lucky earlier in the day when his Strongly So ran down odds on favorite Indian Wife after the latter blew the final turn and drifted badly through the stretch, ultimately succumbing by a nose despite finishing out near the middle of the racetrack.

    The claim box is always an active spot during this meet but none more so than in the second when four of the seven starters changed barns including Indian Wife in a four way shake. Strongly So, Quippery and Redfoxey Dorothy wewre also claimed for prices ranging from $25 to $30,000.