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Two Step Time Awarded Second in $100,000 Soldier's Dancer


Get Away Farm's Two Step Time overcame a greatly-troubled trip to finish a fast-closing third in the $100,000 Soldier's Dancer Stakes at Gulfstream Park yesterday, then was moved up to second by disqualification after a series of crowding incidents marred the run through the stretch. The 4-year-old son of Two Step Salsa earned the runner-up check of $19,200, boosting his career bank account to $181,565 on a record of 3-4-2 in 17 starts. The stakes-winning colt purchased by Get Away for $27,000 as a weanling has now finished in the top four in seven stakes. With talented Emisael Jaramillo aboard, Two Step Time was away quickly from the outside in the mile and one-sixteenth race on the grass, but was carried five wide by several drifting rivals going to the first turn. He was unable to get to the inside and continued to be pushed wide down the backstretch and into the final turn, where it appeared he would have too much to do in the stretch to make the board. But Jaramillo never gave up on the colt, and Two Step Time barreled down the outside, making up about five lengths to get up for third, just one length behind the winner, and he was going fastest of all nearing the wire.