Saturday, February 6, 2021
LAUREL, MD – There were three winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $43,099.
The Stronach 5 featured three turf sprints, races from Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, and an industry-low 12-percent takeout.
Friday’s sequence began with Gulfstream’s seventh race and Putman ($14) winning the five-furlong turf event. The second leg, Laurel’s ninth race of the afternoon, was won by Extra Medium ($6), providing leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez his fourth winner on the program.
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Things turned a bit more interesting when the Stronach 5 headed west. The third leg of the sequence, Santa Anita’s third race, was won by Sensemaker ($24.20), who drew in off the also-eligible list and then withstood a steward’s inquiry, The fourth leg of the sequence, Golden Gate’s third race also produced a double-digit winner in Jimmy Blue Jeans ($20.40).
The Stronach 5 wrapped up with Gulfstream’s ninth race and 5-2 shot Mai Ty One On ($7.80) upsetting 6-5 favorite Yes I Am Free.