07/31/2016 7:33AM

Abounding Legacy takes Trinniberg Stakes by a neck

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The 4-year-old Abounding Legacy earns his first stakes victory under Luca Panici in the Trinniberg.

Abounding Legacy notched his first stakes victory Saturday when he bounded clear in midstretch before holding off an oncharging Hy Riverside by a neck in the $75,000 Trinniberg Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Ridden by Luca Panici, Abounding Legacy returned $6.40 as the favorite in a field of 10 older horses after finishing the seven-furlong distance in 1:22.03 over a fast track. Wildcat Wish was another 2 1/4 lengths back in third.

Owned by PHS Racing and Run Hard Stables and trained by Ralph Nicks, Abounding Legacy now has won 5 of 15 career starts, with the Trinniberg being his fourth try in a stakes. The 4-year-old Florida-bred Abounding Legacy now has three wins and one second from four starts at seven furlongs.

“He's a one-turn horse,” said Nicks. “We've tried him around two turns a couple times, and it doesn't work. He's showing a little more speed [early] than I want him to, but he's going good.”

Panici, a 42-year-old native of Italy, is third in wins behind Tyler Gaffalione and Emisael Jaramillo at a Gulfstream summer meet that started July 1.

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