10/25/2014 5:31PM

Mellow Fellow scores by a nose in Gin Rummy Champ

Lauren King
Mellow Fellow got up for a nose win Saturday in the Gin Rummy Champ at Gulfstream Park West.

Mellow Fellow was up for a nose win over Full Moon’s Back in the $90,000 Gin Rummy Champ at Gulfstream Park West on Saturday. It was another three-quarters of a length back in third to Moonwalker.

Mellow Fellow ($38) raced in eighth for much of the five-furlong turf sprint run on good ground, as Choctaw Chuck set a pressured pace of 21.47 seconds for the opening quarter and 44.92 for the half-mile. Mellow Fellow made up ground on the leaders in the stretch before winning in 57.16 seconds.

Rodney Soodeen was aboard for trainer Tim Richardson.

Mellow Fellow now has won 6 of 26 starts and $198,314. He is a 4-year-old son of The Cliff’s Edge, and he was bred in Kentucky by his owner, Ripplewood Farm.