Winner No. 2 in First Week of Season for Bahamian Squall

    Only five days into the new year, Bahamian Squall already has two winners following the stylish victory of Bahamian Moon in an allowance optional claimer at Tampa Bay Downs yesterday.

    Antonio Gallardo was aboard the 5-year-old mare bred by Good Beginnings Farm, and the veteran rider saw to it she had a good beginning in the race at six furlongs. Bahamian Moon stalked the pace-setters  between horses in the early going, and Gallardo moved her closer to the front coming to the final turn. She caught the leader at the top of the stretch, then  drew off without difficulty, winning by nearly three lengths in 1:12.41.

    Bahamian Moon paid $9.40 and earned a check for $16,350, raising her career total to $81,394 on a record of 4-5-1 in 15 starts.