E B Ryder, owned by Miller Racing LLC, earned his first stakes victory in the $70,000 Frances A. Genter Stakes with Jilver Chamafi aboard.
E B Ryder, trained by Martin Wolfson, broke slowly out of the gate and was unhurried in the opening run. Coming out of the first turn, E B Ryder went outside three-wide, where he began rallying to take the lead at the sixteenth pole and broke away down the stretch for the win.
Chamafi received his first win during the Tropical Meet with this stakes victory.
“The race was a little complicated,” said Chamafi. “I began to wait and kept waiting. I took him outside, I moved, and I said, ‘Well, I’ll go all the way outside.’ And I won the race.”
Dreaming of Sophia, the heavy favorite, came up short after a promising early run and settled for third.
E B Ryder returned $23.80, $10.00, and $6.80 for the win. Triple Arch paid $19.80 and $9.60 for second, and Dreaming of Sophia returned $2.80 for third.
Completing the order of finish were She’s Spooky, Puyourdreamsaway, Nicki Starshine, Jade’s Rainbow, Burning Truth, Dreamlicious, Love to Score, Putitinmypocket, and Four Aria.