Jockey Joe Bravo’s crafty handling of 8-1 shot Inventor’s Gate made the difference in the 11th race at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 27, which was named the JockeyTalk360 Ride of the Week. In a 14 horse field, Bravo broke from the seven post and found a good spot on the rail in the first turn. The veteran rider was able to relax his mount in ninth place on the backside. On the stretch turn, he continued his progress on the rail. At the head of the lane, Bravo made the race winning decision to go to the inside as the horse next to him went to the outside and the leader started to drift out. With steady handling throughout the stretch, Bravo and Inventor’s Gate were able to prevail by a neck.
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