Paddy O’Prado wins Palm Beach Stakes
Paddy O’Prado picked the perfect time to earn his first career
win Saturday in the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes at Gulfstream
The 3-year-old colt changed his running style to take advantage
of a firm turf course that was favoring speed to win the top grass
race for sophomores in South Florida.
Ridden by Jesus Castanon and trained by Dale Romans, Paddy
O’Prado pulled clear from Dean’s Kitten by 2 1/2 lengths to return
$17.20 in 1:45.40. Favorite Bim Bam failed to match his winning
effort in the Hallandale Beach Stakes Feb. 7 and faded to
Earlier on the card, Khancord Kid went wire-to-wire under jockey
Rajiv Maragh to win the filly half of the featured 3-year-old turf
stakes, the $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes.