03/27/2011 6:15PM

Gulfstream Park: All Due Respect rallies for victory in Ocala Stakes

Bob Coglianese
All Due Respect wins the Ocala Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths over Sweet N Sour Nina.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – All Due Respect made her south Florida debut a winning one Sunday, rallying to a popular 1 1/2-length decision over Sweet N Sour Nina in the $60,000 Ocala Stakes for Florida-bred fillies and mares.

Making her first start since being purchased privately by the partnership of Paul Pompa Jr. and the Taylor Brothers Properties following a seventh-place finish in the Sunshine Millions Distaff, All Due Respect stalked the early pace of Golden Mystery while confidently handled by jockey Javier Castellano. All Due Respect, Grade 1 stakes placed a year ago at Santa Anita, readily overtook the leader near midstretch and gradually edged clear.

Sweet N Sour Nina raced near the rear of the pack and also found her best stride late. She outfinished the tiring Golden Mystery by a half-length to be second. Musical Romance, Glotona, and Omega Cat completed the order of finish.

Amazing, runner-up in the Sunshine Millions Distaff, was one of four horses scratched from the race.

All Due Respect, making her first start for trainer Rick Dutrow, covered a mile in 1:36.01 over a fast track and paid $3.60.

“She had a bad experience in the gate in her last start,” Dutrow said. “From what I hear, she banged her head and lost a tooth or two. She’s a nice addition to the barn, and there are a lot of options. She can run on dirt, grass, or synthetic. We’ll look around.”