Florida-bred Secret Chat Second


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL—Magic Stable LLC, Cairoli Racing Stable and Midnight Racing LLC’s Divieto overcame early bumping to return to winning form and upset Florida-bred Secret Chat in Sunday’s $65,000 Aventura at Gulfstream Park.

The Antonio Sano-trained son of Dialed In bounced back from a disappointing effort as the favorite in the $90,000 Proud Man won by Florida-bred Bentornato on Aug 12, registering a front-running victory under Edgard Zayas in the mile stakes for 2-year-olds.

“There wasn’t a lot of speed in the race. I told Zayas to try to send him to the front,” Sano said. “Last time, the horse displaced [his soft palate]. It was a different race today. Very easy.”

Divieto paid $6.60 to win.

Divieto, who graduated at first asking by four-and-a-half lengths at Gulfstream on July 21 prior to the Proud Man disappointment, set fractions of :23.55 and :45.82 for the first half-mile before completing the mile in 1:37.57. Florida-bred Secret Chat, the even-money favorite coming off a sharp debut victory, made a steady stretch rally to finish second, a half-length behind the winner and two-and-a-half lengths ahead of Self Sufficient. Florida-breds Brawn, Jive and Dontbesoogrouchy completed the order of finish.

“He’ll stay right here for his next race,” Sano said. He also said he believed the Kentucky-bred colt has two-turn potential.

Out of the Blame mare Exaggerated, Sano purchased Divieto for $110,000 as yearling at the Keeneland September Sale out of the Taylor Made Sale Agency consignment. Divieto received his early training in Ocala from Nick and Jaqui de Meric at their de Meric Stables and Sales.


Friday’s Rainbow 6 Rainbow 6 Pool Guaranteed at $250,000

The 20¢ Rainbow 6 gross jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $250,000 on Friday’s program at Gulfstream Park. The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for 10 racing days following back-to-back jackpot hits.

Friday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span races three through eight. The seventh-race feature is a second condition, $62,500 optional claiming at five-and-a-half-furlongs on the synthetic course for 3-year-olds and older.

Amador Sanchez-trained Todo Fino (Chi) returns to Gulfstream Park, where he finished third in the Grade 3 Smile Sprint won by Florida-bred Dean Delivers on July1 prior to an off-the-board finish behind winner The Chosen Vron in the Grade 1 Big Crosby at Del Mar.

Todo Fino will be ridden from post four by Marco Meneses.

Expecting to challenge Todo Fino is Florida-bred Capture the Lion, who won a first-level, $25,000 optional claiming at five furlongs on the Gulfstream Park synthetic on Sept. 8.

Capture the Lion is trained by Mark Casse for Gary Barber and was bred in Florida by Sherry R. Mansfield and Kenneth H. Mansfield.

Edwin Gonzalez will ride the son of Uncaptured from post two.

The sequence is wrapped up by a well-stocked maiden special weight race for 2-year-old fillies going a mile-and-70 yards on the all-weather course.

Time Is Magic, a daughter of Not This Time who sold for $210,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Spring Sale from the Hidden Brook consignment, is scheduled to make her debut for trainer Kelly Breen.

The Rainbow 6 jackpot is paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70% of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30% is carried over to the jackpot pool.

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