Twelve-volt man shocks 10-1 by claiming crown jewel
Stable Magic Cap Man Twelve Volts carried out a late charge along the rail to record an upset victory in the Dec. 4 claim $ 125,000 Crown Jewel starting wagers at Gulfstream Park.
The Jewel, a 1 1/8 mile race for kids ages 3 and up who raced for a Claim Prize of $ 35,000 or less, topped nine starting stakes in the Claiming Crown , an annual event that celebrates the blue-necked horses who support the daily programs at racetracks across the country.
Twelve Volt Man ($ 23.60) gifted coach Saffie Joseph Jr. his third win of the day with the claiming Crown. Joseph also visited the winner’s circle with Face of victory ($ 11) in the $ 75,000 Express in race 5 and Fix Sugar ($ 8.40) in the Tiara to $ 95,000 in Race 6.
âIt’s an amazing day. You go into these races and you can have thirds and fourths and come home without a win. After we got the first one I was grateful. Then the second one came. got the third, “Joseph said.” All the horses came. “
Joseph-formed Girolamo attack , who was chasing his third straight Jewel victory, was more popular than Twelve Volt Man but was not a factor.
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âGirolamo’s attack was beaten. He doesn’t like to be behind horses and dirt,â Joseph said.
Twelve Volt Man, who won his first two career starts before finishing far in two subsequent Stakes starts, became eligible for the Jewel while winning an optional claiming allowance on October 14 while running for a claim tag of $ 35,000. He prepared for the Jewel with a fourth place finish in the Show Up Stakes on the Tapeta synthetic course in Gulfstream on November 6th.
Twelve Volt Man ran between horses on Saturday while keeping pace along the backstretch a few lengths behind Houdini from Hanalei , which was sent after the first count Mo hawk in the far turn before taking the lead while running extremely wide entering the stretch. Edwin Gonzalez sent Twelve Volt Man inside Hanalei’s Houdini at the top of the stretch, and the two horses fought each other throughout the stretch while drifting steadily inward.
Twelve Volt Man won the battle near the wire to win by three-quarters length.
âI had a really good trip. I gained some ground around the first two corners. He’s a really big horse. After the first time I rode the horse when he broke his maiden, I told Saffie this horse wanted to go a long time, âGonzalez said. âAt the half mile (mast) I followed the horse that finished second. At the quarter pole, when Paco moved, I moved with him. He drifted with me then I brought my horse back to inside and I think it won the race. When it got a little tight my horse got aggressive again. He’s a good horse. I feel good. “
Twelve Volt Man, a 3 year old gelding son Violence , ran 1 1/8 miles in 1: 49.92 to beat Hanalei’s Houdini. Mo hawk held for the third.
âThe weather was really good,â Joseph said. “Now he’s going to have to face some real older horses.”
Other day-included Crown claim winners Mid-day image in the $ 95,000 emerald, Payntdembluesaway in the $ 90,000 Distaff Dash, Bad beat brian in the Canterbury Tom Metzen Memorial at $ 90,000, Miles ahead in rapid transit of $ 85,000, Sweet Willemina in the $ 80,000 glass slipper, and Blue steel in the Iron Horse Kent Sterling Memorial for $ 75,000.
Jockey Paco Lopez rode four Claiming Crown winners and five total winners in the afternoon.