Blind Spot Handles Tapeta and Two Turns
Sunday, September 18, 2022
    HALLANDALE BEACH - C2 Racing Stables LLC and Stefania Farms LLC’s Blind Spot was expected by the bettors to handle both Tapeta and two turns for the first time in Saturday’s $65,000 Our Dear Peggy, and they were right.

    The Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained 8-5 favorite in a field of 10 juvenile fillies, who was coming off an impressive 2 ½-length front-running maiden-breaking victory on dirt, was the beneficiary of a well-judged ride by Edgard Zayas to prevail by three-quarters of a length.

    “Two turns or Tapeta, she’d never done either. She worked on Ocala on synthetic but that doesn’t meet she’s going to like it. They were unknown circumstances and she handled them well,” Joseph said. “Thank God, we were able to win a stake for Stefania and C2 Racing. They’ve been good to us.”

    Blind Spot raced a few lengths behind a contested pace by around the first turn and on the backstretch, where Vai Via showed the way under Sonny Leon while closely pursued by Stephanie’s Charm and Blind Spot. Stefanie’s Charm, who was coming off an impressive maiden score around two turns on the all-weather surface, was six-wide on the first turn and was rank along the backstretch but was still able to take the lead into the stretch. However, Blind Spot loomed boldly to her outside after advancing on the turn into the homestretch and would prove too much for Stefanie’s Charm and jockey Inoel Beato.

    “I think that Stefanie’s Charm is a decent horse. I think today’s her best race for Blind Spot,” Joseph said.

    Blind Spot, a $125,000 daughter of Cross Traffic, ran a mile and 70 yards in 1:43.21 after stalking fractions of :24.73 and :49.69 seconds for the first half-mile. Stefanie’s Charm finished a half-length ahead of Vai Via.

    While Blind Spot handled Tapeta Saturday, her future may be on turf.

    “Definitely turf will be coming into consideration. She has a sibling that’s pretty good on the turf,” Joseph said. “I think from here, we’ll go to the turf, most likely.”

Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed 

    The 20-cent Rainbow 6 gross jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $450,000 on today’s program at. First-race post time is set for 12:25 p.m.

    The multi-race wager has gone unsolved for the 15 days following an Aug. 13 mandatory payout.
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