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St. Thomas’ Master Deposit Goes Wire to Wire in 'Budhoe Classic'

St. Thomas' Master Deposit at the wire in "Budhoe Classic."Master Deposit exploded out of the starting gates in the eighth race Sunday, sprinting away to an eight-length lead before holding off a late charging Creation Rebel to win “The Budhoe Classic“ in wire-to-wire fashion at the Randall “Doc” James racetrack.

The bay 3-year old filly negotiated the one mile race for native thoroughbreds in a sharp 1:41 that left a buzz in the stands.

Running this strong at 3 means that, if she stays sound, St. Thomas will be finally able to add “champion native” to their list of thoroughbred racing accomplishments.

St. Croix has dominated the native-bred races for years, but this filly looks like she can and will change that in a hurry.

Finishing third behind Creation Rebel was former champ Prince Crystal, who had been reigning strong for several years now. Cruzan Emerald was a distant fourth.

In “The Independence Day Classic,” the ninth race on the card for imported thoroughbreds, newcomer Gato Paso made a grand entrance into Virgin Islands racing by crushing the field by some seven lengths in a time of 1:44.1 for the 1-1/16 miles. Gato Paso wins debut in "Independence Day Classic."

Puerto Rico’s Emblem rallied well to earn second, while San Viron got up for third. Eire’s Run was fourth and the pacing-setting Berberis was a distant fifth.

The rest of the day’s results:

Race1 7 F Classes N-6, Jockey
Time: 1:31.3
1. Diamond Colony, S. Powell
2. Hilary Boss, J.A. Hernandez
3. King Yabo, E. Barnes

Race2 7 ½ F Classes N-4-5, Jockey
Time: 1:37
1. Hanna Boss, S. Ortiz
2. Midnight Indictment, A. Claudio
3. Miss Kosi, M. Sanchez

Race3 1M Class I-5, (C/G) Jockey
Time: 1:39.1
1. Turn to Win, W. Hurst
2. Ala Cat, M. Rivera
3. Game Winner, S. Diaz

Race4 6 F Class I-3& I-4, (M/F) Jockey
Time: 1:12
1. Dance Mistress, J.A. Hernandez
2. Destiny’s Arrival, C. Perez
3. Rasta Queen, W. Hurst

Race5 7 ½ F Class I-3 & I-4, Jockey
Time: 1:31.2
1. What’s Poppin, W. Hurst
2. According To Jesus, J.A. Hernandez
3. Full house Project. S. Ortiz

Race6 1M Class I-1-2-3 (M/F), Jockey
Time: 1:39.2
1. Whoshotthesheriff, C. Perez
2. Leggy Blonde, J.A. Hernandez
3. Watch Your Back, S. Ortiz

Race7 1M Class I-2 & I-3, Jockey
Time: 1:37.3
1. Twisted Dream (STT), M. Sanchez
2. Political Reporter, J.A. Hernandez
3. Beantown, J. Guadalupe

Race10 7 ½ F Class I-5(M/F) & I-6, Jockey
Time: 1:33.4
1. Neerly Nasty, S. Ortiz
2. Robadorable, A. Claudio
3. I Confess, C. Soto Jr.

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