03/31/2016 10:30AM

Peppi the Hunter sticking with turf Saturday in optional claimer


OLDSMAR, Fla. – No one was sure what to expect when Peppi the Hunter tried turf for the first time Feb. 18, but the gelding took to the grass with aplomb, scoring by three-quarters of a length at 13-1 odds in a first-level optional $75,000 claimer. His backers won’t get nearly as good a price when he runs Saturday in another turf race at that level and at the same 1 1/16-mile distance for a purse of $23,000.