04/04/2010 4:21PM

GULFSTREAM: More Paco for Easter


Jockey Paco Lopez continues to wield the hot hand and widen his lead in the jockey standings. Posted his second victory of the day when guiding the 3-5 Sweetbriar Academy to a hard fought victory over the pacesetting Fire Water on a grass course that continues to favor horses on or near the lead. Lopez also guided the favored Arrow's Flight to an easy victory in the fifth race, the fifth win in a row for one of the kings of the starter allowance set.

The main track, which favored speed and rail runners on Friday and Saturday, seemed to change this afternoon with outside stalkers and closing dominating the five races decided this afternoon on dirt. The final two races on the card will be run on the grass, completing the popular all turf pick-4 that began with Formidable's near wire to wire victory in his inner course bow in the afternoon's main event.