07/20/2013 5:02PM

Gulfstream: Backseat Memories, Grand Tito dead-heat for win in Showing Up

Kenny Martin
Backseat Memories (6), with Fernando Jara aboard, and Grand Tito, ridden by Jilver Chamati, are inseparable at the wire of the Showing Up.

Backseat Memories, a six-time winner on turf this season, and last-out maiden winner Grand Tito hit the wire together in Saturday’s $75,000 Showing Up Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

The dead heat remained in doubt, however, until stewards disallowed a claim of foul lodged against Fernando Jara, rider of Backseat Memories, for interference.

Grand Tito ($13), with Jilver Chamati aboard, was overtaken by about a neck in deep stretch, but came again to get on even terms with Backseat Memories ($5) after 1 1/16 miles on turf in 1:46.76.

It was the third win on the eight-race card for Jara and the fourth win in the last five starts for Backseat Memories, a 3-year-old colt trained by Humberto Toledo for Elena Arocha.

Grand Tito, a 3-year-old son of Candy Ride, is now 2 for 4 for trainer Antonio Sano and owner Groupo 7C Racing Stable.

Sr. Quisqueyano tired badly despite setting modest early fractions and finished last as the 8-5 favorite.