Command Authority Wins First Graded Title in The Canadian Turf

Since coming over to the Nakamura Stables in early September, and making a visit to the vet for the geld, the four year old chestnut has brought home two victories and a runner-up effort, and you can watch for Nak to get him “back” to business next time out.

  • The Canadian Turf ( Gr. III )- Purse $150.000
  • Gulfstream Park- For Four Years old and Up
  • One Mile in distance- Inner Turf course

While personally I thought that Mojave Rattler ( Mo Mentum Farm ) with the return of Gaffilione in the irons was going to be the highlight of this event, Command Authority had it in his sights to prove me wrong and bring home a one length victory as a 16-1 underdog. While Woodbine regular rider Bahen S R was as cool as a cucumber waiting to strike till the turn for home against frontrunner Mojave Rattler, his push aboard Command Authority did not go unnoticed as the likes of Sezhai ( Greeko Holdem ) was full of kick as well down the lane and closed to within a length of the winner as the post time favorite. While Sezhai would earn his first ever triple figure SRF number of 100 in just his first stakes race, Command Authority would walk away with a brilliant 102 SRF for the victory. Both these runners should bring many exciting moments in the months to come on the turf. What a smart five dollar investment by Greeko Holdem in the Auction. As for Nakamura Stables, it was his first of two stakes win on the day here at GP, as Tell It Like It Is walked away with the Davona Dale race and KYO implications at stake there.

Show place in this event was Mb Stables’ Hefner who stalked just off the pace set by the frontrunner, but was unable to make up any ground down the stretch as the two late chargers came to break up the top billing. The final share of purse money went to Plucky Brit ( Gdp Inc ) winning it out in a three-way photo for the placing.

Race #7 14:00 The Canadian Turf – Grade III
1 Mile Inner Turf Stake Purse $150.00 Open 4 Year Olds And Up.
## Horse NameOwner NameJockeyOdds FinTimeSRF 
4 Command AuthorityNakamura StablesBahen S R16.35 111:32.70102 
3 SezhaiGreeko HoldemBeschizza A2.75 21/21:33.07100 
2 HefnerMb StablesTunon M3.30 31/21:33.1899 
7 Plucky BritGdp IncDavis D19.30 4no1:33.3098 
1 Expert EyeTwinTowersRacingFranco M5.30 5no1:33.3198 
5 FardayEstero FarmsBravo J6.60 6hd1:33.3298 
9 Thanks For NothingD J C Racing StablesBejarano R31.50 71/41:33.3598 
8 Mojave RattlerMo Mentum FarmGaffalione T12.20 81/21:33.4397 
6 Cherokee RewardNakamura StablesSaez L5.40 9hd1:33.5497 
10 Snakie AuthorizationJohn HenryVelazquez J R47.35 101:33.5896 

Track: Firm
Time: :23  :461  1:091  1:323

$2 Mutuel Prices:

4 – Command Authority34.7014.208.20
3 – Sezhai 3.702.50
2 – Hefner  3.00

$1 Exacta: 4 – 3 Paid 111.10
$1 Trifecta: 4 – 3 – 2 Paid 563.20

Scratched: None


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