Paco Wins the $75,000 “U Can Do It” Stakes at Calder

Marina Ballerina overcame a nightmarish trip winning the “Cool Air Stakes” when she returned to South Florida two weeks ago. But she encountered no such problems in the $75,000 “U Can Do It” Stakes. Leading nearly every step of the six furlong race under confident handling from jockey Paco Lopez (his third winner of the day) to post a one and three-quarter length triumph over “Jessica Is Back” in a prep for the Grade 1 “Princess Rooney Handicap”. B R’S Girl finished third.

Marina Ballerina, a daughter of Outflanker was transferred to trainer Kirk Ziadie’s barn by owner Robert Pastor earlier this season. The win was her third in as many starts at Calder. The running time was 110:4.

by Mike Welsch-Daily Racing Form

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