03/13/2011 7:12PM

Gulfstream: Dynamic Holiday earns vacation by dominating Herecomesthebride

Adam Coglianese
Dynamic Holiday, under Ramon Dominguez, captures her fourth straight race in the Grade 3 Herecomesthebride.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -   Dynamic Holiday stretched her winning streak to four and did so impressively on Sunday, rallying from off the pace to a decisive two-length victory over Mystical Star in the Grade 3, $150,000 Herecomesthebrideat Gulfstream Park.

The Herecomesthebride was the third stakes win this season over as many tracks for Dynamic Holiday, a 3-year-old daughter of Harlan’s Holiday who earlier this winter won Calder’s Tropical Park Oaks and the Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs.

Dynamic Holiday ($10.20) raced within easy striking distance of the early pace set by War Prospector, angled out at the top of the stretch under jockey Ramon Dominguez to commence her rally, then readily ran past the leaders to win going away. Mystical Star also finished strong from between horses to finish second, a half-length in front of the 5-2 favorite Excited.

Trainer Graham Motion, who watched the race from his home at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland, said he was worried about the turf course favoring speed.

“For that reason Ramon got her in gear earlier than she normally would,” Motion said. “I think this was her most impressive victory yet. She won for fun really. Distance is not an issue for her at all but she also  has enough turn of foot to run even shorter. But a mile and one eighth  really hits her on the head.”                                                                                                     

Motion said he will now give Dynamic Holiday a break and point her for the second half of the season.

“This was her third race of the year already and the best races for 3-year-old fillies are from Saratoga on,” said Motion, who trains Dynamic Holiday for George Strawbridge’s Augustin Stable. “And I want her to be around for those big races in the summer and fall. If she keeps going, eventually it’s going to catch up with her. I’m not going to kick her out completely but I will back off her for a month or so.”