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Salsalida Coasts to Wire-to-Wire Gulfstream Victory

After missing by a neck in her previous start, Salsalida made it clear early that nobody was going to prevent her from breaking her maiden at Gulfstream Park on Thursday. With Aby Medina aboard, the 4-year-old Two Step Salsa filly rushed into the lead racing five furlongs on the grass, opened up a  four-length lead on the turn and continued on to cruise home by 4 1/2, clocked in :56.21, while giving her sire his 17th winner of 2018. Sent off at odds of 2-1, Salsalida posted sizzling fractions of :21.75 and :44.32 to leave the field in her wake, and earning a check of $11,600 for owner/breeder SCF Inc. Two Step Salsa is the fourth-leading active sire in Florida this season with earnings of $425,417.