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Take The Points Wins US Gr1 Jamaica Handicap
The colt Take The Points (Even The Score-Ginger Ginger, by Fred Astaire) notched his 2nd successive Gr1 triumph with victory by a head in the US$300,000 Gr1 Jamaica Handicap (9 furlongs on turf) for 3YOs at Belmont Park. Take The Points (ridden by Edgar Prado for trainer Todd Pletcher) defeated fellow colts Straight Story (Giant's Causeway-Eventail, by Lear Fan) & front-running favourite Courageous Cat (Storm Cat-Tranquility Lake, by Rahy). Kentucky-bred Take The Points (a US$160,000 yearling at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale) now has 4 wins (also including August's Gr1 Secretariat Stakes over 10 furlongs at Arlington Park) & 3 placings (including July's Gr2 Virginia Derby over 10 furlongs at Colonial Downs & February's Gr3 Sham Stakes over 9 furlongs at Santa Anita) from 11 starts for US$614,590 earnings.