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Banner Day for Drill at Gulfstream Park


Thursday was a banner day for Drill in several respects. First, he had a pair of impressive winners at Gulfstream Park. Second, he became just the third Florida stallion to have a 2-year-old winner this year. Third, he moved into second place on two Florida lists - leading 2-year-old sires and leading second-crop sires. 

Drill's first winner came in the third race, a maiden special for fillies with a purse of $66,400. Marching In, who had finished fourth in her debut, went wire-to-wire under Leonel Reyes, opening up by 3 1/2 lengths in the stretch and coasting to the wire to score by 1 3/4. She was clocked in :52.26 for the 4 1/2 furlongs and the $38,000 winner's check increased her earnings to $40,000. Marching In was the only filly in the race who had started, and she paid $13. 

Sweet Kayden became Drill's second winner, in the seventh race. The 3-year-old colt bred by Golden Legacy Stable proved to be much the best in an 8 1/4-length romp, while racing a flat mile in 1:36.92. Victor Lebron was aboard the colt, who is 2-4-1 in 10 starts and became the 13th winner for Drill since Jan. 1.