02/21/2015 7:11PM

Long On Value scores in Canadian Turf

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Barbara D. Livingston
Long On Value, under jockey Joel Rosario, wins the Grade 3 Canadian Turf by 1 3/4 lengths Saturday.

Long On Value surged to the front turning for home before turning back the favored Jack Milton and going on to a 10-1 upset Saturday in the 53rd running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Canadian Turf at Gulfstream Park.

With Joel Rosario riding for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, Long On Value won for the third time in his last four starts when finishing 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Grand Tito, who was up in the final jumps to get second in a three-horse photo. Aripeka was third, while Jack Milton, the 19-10 favorite, had to settle for fourth after making a menacing run toward the lead in the upper stretch.

Long On Value, a 4-year-old Virginia-bred by Value Plus, returned $23.40 after finishing the one-mile distance in 1:34.26 over a firm course. The colt, now a winner of six of 15 starts and more than $500,000, is owned by Wachtel Stable and George Kerr.

Long On Value snapped an eight-race losing streak by winning an ungraded turf stakes at Canterbury Park in September. He followed that with an 11-1 score in the Grade 2 Twilight Derby on the Friday of Breeders’ Cup weekend at Santa Anita.

Ring Weekend and Ghareeb were early scratches, leaving a field of 13 older horses. Ring Weekend is scheduled to enter back in the March 7 Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita.

The $2 exacta (11-2) paid $127.60, the $1 trifecta (11-2-7) returned $576.40, and the 10-cent superfecta (11-2-7-6) was worth $362.16.

Jewel of a Cat wins Ladies Turf Sprint

Earlier Saturday, Jewel of a Cat ($25.20) led throughout under Paco Lopez to win the $75,000 Ladies Turf Sprint, getting five furlongs in 55.14 seconds while finishing well out onto the course.

Good Deed, the even-money favorite in a field of 12, had an awful trip before rallying strongly up the rail to finish second, a half-length behind the winner.

Jewel of a Cat, a 5-year-old Florida-bred mare, is trained by Bennie Perkins Jr. She has five wins and five seconds from 16 lifetime starts.