04/06/2007 11:00PM

Go Between ($2.60) comes through


OLDSMAR, Fla. - Go Between bid three wide into the stretch, then ran down a stubborn Therecomesatiger to post a 1 1/2-length win in the $85,000 Cherokee River Stakes on Florida Cup Day at Tampa Bay Downs. The Florida Cup comprised six stakes worth a total of $440,000.

Under confident handling by Carlos Montalvo, Go Between was content to lay just outside pacesetter Jet Propulsion for seven furlongs, then bid three wide into the stretch to collar Therecomesatiger. Therecomesatiger had been in tight quarters and hit the inner rail in the second turn. He slipped through inside to gain a clear lead into the stretch and finished 4 1/4 lengths in front of the third-place finisher, Proud and Bold. Trained by Bill Mott, Go Between returned $2.60 and earned $47,000 for the victory. He covered the nine furlongs over a firm turf course in 1:48.06.

* In the $50,000 Ocala Breeders' Sales Stakes, Whiskey Lit rallied along the inside into the stretch under Rajiv Maragh, put away several challengers leaving the furlong marker, and drew off to post a mild upset. Trained by Jane Cibelli, Whiskey Lit covered the seven furlongs over a fast but somewhat dull racing strip in 1:25.07 to post his second win from five lifetime starts. He paid $17.80.

Steelix, who led into the final furlong, held on well to save the place by a half-length over Chief Thief, with Captain Cameron closing ground late to be fourth in the 3-year-old sprint. Favored All I Can Get finished eighth after jumping a shadow shortly after the start.

* Soldier's Dancer ($3.20) captured the $85,000 Dayton Andrews Dodge Stakes by three-quarters of a length over A Bit of Madness. Fair Weather Stan finished third, a neck farther back. Time for the 1 1/16 miles on the turf was 1:42.71.

* Roman Candles ($13) ran down pacesetter Lookinforthesecret to post a mild upset in the $50,000 Hilton Garden Inn Sprint Stakes. Ridden by Jose Martinez Jr. and trained by Lynne Scace, Roman Candle covered the six furlongs in 1:10.61 for his fourth win over the track this season, and earned $30,000. Weigelia finished third, a 1 1/2 lengths farther back.

* Mott and Montalvo scored their second stakes win of the afternoon when they teamed up with Quite a Bride, who pulled away late to win the $85,000 L and D Farm Turf Distaff by 2 1/4 lengths. Prop Me Up finished second and A Different Tune third. Quite a Bride returned $3.20 as the strong choice in the field of 11 fillies and mares and covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.30.

* Trainee rallied to win the $85,000 Stonehedge Farm South Sophomore Fillies Stakes by a length over Suaveness. Trainee, ridden by Jose Lezcano and trained by Tom Proctor, returned $6.40 as the favorite and covered the seven furlongs in 1:25.71.