Updated on 09/17/2011 10:51AM

Tampa Bay Downs: Ebony Breeze defies post


Ebony Breeze overcame the outside post position in the 11-filly $50,000 Gasparilla Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

Stretching out to seven furlongs in the Gasparilla for trainer Bill Mott, Ebony Breeze paid $3.60 as the favorite, winning by 1 3/4 lengths after a stretch battle with the second-place finisher, Crimson and Roses. Splasha was third, another 1 3/4 lengths back.

The final time was 1:25.01 over a fast track.