Nakano places third in the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl Stakes
Thoroughbred Futures Racing’s Nakano finished in the money for the 7th consecutive time, closing determinedly with jockey Javier Castellano in the irons, to finish 3rd Saturday in the 6-furlong Grade 3 Sugar Swirl Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Marty Wolfson charge has hit the board in her last seven starts. The daughter of Grade 1 winner First Samurai was broken and trained by Tim and Cary Frommer.
Marty Wolfson conditions the bay 4-year-old filly, who earlier this year won the 5-furlong Connie Ann Stakes. Nakano placed third in her last start the 6 1/2-furlong Mike Sherman Memorial Stakes. It was the 14th start of Nakano’s career, and the consistent filly has won or placed in every race during her 4-year-old campaign. Nakano has 3 wins, 4 seconds and 4 thirds, increasing her lifetime bankroll to $163,652.