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Nov 11
Runners bred by Northwest Stud, and by Northwest stallions, enjoyed a bang-up two days at racetracks from Florida to Puerto Rico to West Virginia . . . At Gulfstream West, Talento became winner No. 43 for Gone Astray in 2016 with a sharp victory in a $50,000 claiming event at six furlongs. The 2-year-old colt, also owned by Northwest, was off last in the seven-horse field, made a monster move on the rail coming to the head of the stretch, swept into the lead and drew off to score with authority by 2 1/4 lengths in a time of 1:11.63. Talento had finished third in his debut and the $17,200 check brought his earnings for the two races to $20,250; and Northwest lost him in a claim for the $50,000 . . . At Camarero Race Track, Enterate went wire-to-wire racing seven furlongs over a sloppy track, opening up a two-length lead soon after the break and holding it all the way to the wire. The 2-year-old filly by Flashstorm broke her maiden in her third start, previously having posted a second and a third, and was favored at odds of 1/2 . . . At Charles Town, Flash Tips overcame a bumping incident at the break, fought gamely on or near the lead the rest of the way, and was 2 1/2 lengths the best at the wire after 5 1/2 furlongs in :53.51. It was the fifth career victory for the mare, who was running over the track for the first time after shipping in from New York . . . Gone Astray also gained a graded stakes-placed runner earlier at Camarero when Noble Quest finished second in the Gr. II Angel T. Cordero Jr. Stakes at seven furlongs. The 2-year-old colt, who had won his first two starts, led all the way until nearing the wire where he was caught by the 1/5 favorite.