By Horse Racing Nation
Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet broke running and never looked back, cruising to an easy 2 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) at Gulfstream Park.
The six-furlong Smile Sprint for 3-year-olds and up anchored five stakes, two graded, worth $725,000 in purses on a spectacular 14-race Summit of Speed program highlighted by Stormy Embrace’s 15-1 upset victory in the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2) – a ‘Win and You’re In’ event for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1).
Also on the card were a trio of $75,000 stakes – the Carry Back for 3-year-olds and Azalea for 3-year-old fillies, both seven furlongs on the dirt, and the 5 ½-furlong Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint for 3-year-olds and up.
Favored at 3-5 in a field of eight, X Y Jet ($3.80) hit the wire in 1:09.61 over a fast main track under regular rider Emisael Jaramillo to earn his 10th career victory, seventh stakes win and fourth against graded-stakes competition.
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