Beth's Dream Wire-to-Wire for Jaramillo
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

    HALLANDALE BEACH - Four days after coming up a little short of earning a trip to the winner’s enclosure at Royal Ascot, jockey Emisael Jaramillo found the winner’s circle at Gulfstream Park Sunday after guiding Beth’s Dream to a dominating front-running victory in the $95,000 Powder Break.

   Jaramillo showed the way aboard Gabaldon in Wednesday’s Windsor Castle Stakes during Great Britain’s most prestigious meeting, before Gulfstream’s Royal Palm Juvenile winner came up just short to finish second behind Ain’t Nobody.

   There would be no catching Beth’s Dream, the 3-5 favorite in a field of seven fillies and mares assembled for the mile overnight handicap. The 6-year-old daughter of Jess’s Dream, who received one pound from 124-pound high-weight Maryquitecontrary, went right to the lead to set fractions of :24.62 and :47.28 for the first half mile. The Victor Barboza Jr.-trained Florida-bred mare was never threatened thereafter while drawing away to win by 2 ¾ lengths. The second and third finishers are by First Dude. 

    “It was pretty easy. The filly was so good. She broke, and that was it,” said Jaramillo, who admitted to still having a touch of jetlag from his adventure to Royal Ascot.

    Beth’s Dream, who won her eighth race from 15 career starts, ran a mile in 1:36.35 without need of encouragement from Jaramillo. Charlies Wish finished second, while Maryquitecontrary, the 2-1 second choice ridden by Edgard Zayas, finishedthird, another 4 ½ lengths back, while never posing a serious threat.

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