3 Year-Old Northern Afleet Gelding Comes From Last To First To Notch Maiden Win!
Dare To Dream Stable’s Thunder Afleet notched his maiden win on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Gulfstream Park in race #11 and he did it the hard way! Trailing the field by over 20 lengths through the opening half mile and not even visible on the simulcast feed, Jockey Martin Ramirez finally got the gelded son of Northern Afleet into gear. He unleashed a powerful move to pass several horses in the large field of 12 and get back into contention near the 1/8th pole in this 1 turn mile contest. He was 5th and within 7 lengths of the leader and still rolling at that point while the jock had lost his whip. Ramirez kept giving Thunder Afleet reminders with some slaps on the neck and shoulder and he kept on responding, getting up on the wire with a widening 1/2 length to spare in a very game effort.
Thunder Afleet is trained for Dare To Dream Stable by David Kassen. He now has an overall record of 8-1-0-2.
In other DTD stable action this weekend, Heart Stopper finished 2nd by a 1/2 length at Arlington Park on Friday. On Saturday, She’s Fine Tuned ran a nice 2nd in her maiden special weight debut at Arlington Park and Fashion Hill ran 3rd later in the day. Congrats to our partners on a nice weekend with a win and every other horse running 2nd or 3rd!
For further information on how you can get in on the action, click here.