Stakes double for Put It Back
Summary:Put It Back got his second stakes winner on Saturday's card at Tampa Bay Downs when Hobbs proved a half-length best in the $75,000 Turf Classic...
Put It Back got his second stakes winner on Saturday's card at Tampa Bay Downs when Hobbs proved a half-length best in the $75,000 Turf Classic. Earlier on the card, Putitinmypocket took the $75,000 Sophomore Fillies.
The two stakes winners gave Put It Back just shy of $1 million in progeny earnings in 2013, third-best on Florida's General Sire list.
Hobbs got a good stalking trip in the 1 1/8-mile Turf Classic, though the 4-year-old was boxed in third most of the way. Jockey Daniel Centeno found a seam in the stretch to spurt between horses for the win. The final time was 1:49.22 on the “good” turf.
Hobbs, winner of the Monseraat S. in November, is now 5-4-1 in 13 starts with earnings of $254,725 for his owner Peter Kelly.