Barbadian trainer Saffie Joseph completed a one-two when favorite Mischievous Alex snatched the day’s richest prize at Gulfstream Park ln South Florida on Sunday in the US$52 000 optional claiming in race 10.
Going off as the hot favorite, Mischievous Alex produced a storming stretch run from off the pace to beat the four-year-olds and upward by 3-3/4 lengths in a time of one minute, 09.67 seconds.
Four-to-one chance Yodel E. A. Who, the stablemate of Mischievous Alex, ran second to give Joseph more success, while Admiral Lynch came home third.
The results pushed Joseph to his 17th win of the season, one behind Michael Maker in second and eight off leader Todd Pletcher.
All three have sent out 89 horses for the winter campaign at the South Florida racing oval and are the only ones to reach double figures.
Joseph, who arrived in South Florida from Barbados just under a decade ago, has posted winnings of $556,635.