07/19/2017 12:16PM

Faith N Hope looks to move up in optional claimer

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Faith N Hope paid a generous $10.80 when she won a $12,500 optional-claiming race for Florida-bred fillies and mares June 25 at Gulfstream Park. Generous, because she was coming off a runner-up finish in the $48,000 Liza Jane Handicap behind R Angel Katelyn, a five-time stakes winner with $316,820 in earnings. Faith N Hope is stepping up in class in Friday’s feature at Gulfstream, but with an impressive win in her last start she should be favored in the $25,000 optional-claiming race for fillies and mares that drew eight horses going six furlongs.

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