If there was any debate about who should own the title as Michigan’s top three-year-old Arabian, Get R Done silenced it with authority, following a 23 length victory in Sunday’s $7,600 Michigan Arabian Juvenile Stakes at Mount Pleasant Meadows.
The Virgule Al Maury gelding broke well and watched from second as Triple Play SA shot to the lead on the outside. Triple Play SA stretched out her lead as the field passed the grandstand for the first time and led by about three lengths as she headed into the clubhouse turn. Get R Done and Wicked Breeze were the nearest trailers, about a length apart. The leader’s advantage was quickly narrowed in the turn by Get R Done, who was briefly neck and neck with Triple Play SA before leaving his rival behind.
That confrontation was the last time Get R Done would be near a rival until the gallop-out. He stretched out his lead across the backstretch and entered the turn about eight lengths ahead of Triple Play SA and First Kiss HLF. The margin continued to expand throughout the final turn, and Get R Done entered the stretch 20 lengths better than his nearest foe. He continued to pad his lead throughout the stretch and crossed the wire under an easy hand ride from jockey Juan Delgado. Get R Done checked in 23 lengths ahead of the second place finisher, stablemate First Kiss HLF. The runner-up earned his spot by an impressive margin of his own, 11 1/4 lengths in front of Pipers Prime Time.
Get R Done completed the five furlong race with a time of 1:10.86 over a fast dirt surface. He was part of a three-horse entry, along with runner-up First Kiss HLF and fourth place Hot Lava, that left the gates as the post time favorite at 0.90-to-one.
Get R Done was homebred in Michigan by Tom Fritz and trained by Mario Fritz. His lifetime record is now a perfect two-for-two with earnings of $5,150. the Michigan Arabian Juvenile was also Get R Done’s first stakes victory.
For an Equibase chart of the race, click here.
1A – Get R Done (Juan Delgado) 3.80
1 – First Kiss HLF (Jose Beltran) 3.80
3 – Pipers Prime Time (Oscar Delgado)