Bahamian Squall Starting to Roll

    After getting off to a slow start in 2024, Bahamian Squall has turned up the jets and has had three winners in the last seven days. 

    TAINO HOUSE – The 7-year-old gelding bred by Don Dizney found new energy in a one-turn sprint at Emerald Downs. With Silvie Amador in the saddle, he got caught up in a head-and-head speed duel early, passed the poles in a quick :22.23 and :44.60, then left the pack behind in the final sixteenth to score by 2 1/4 lengths. Taino House paid $15.90 and earned a check for $5,130, raising his total to $62,910 on a record of 6-4-4 in 34 starts. His final clocking of 1:02.57 is less than two seconds off the track record for 5 1/2 furlongs.

    TATOR MADE – After several scratches reduced the field to four, the 4-year-old filly bred by Taylor Smith was the longest price on the board in a $48,000 allowance optional claimer over the Tapeta surface. From the No. 1 post, Skyler Spanabel shot Tator Made into the lead, and behind fractions of :22.57, :46.12 and :58.14, she was never threatened, reporting home by nearly four lengths in 1:04.12 for the 5 1/2 furlongs. For her second victory in her last three starts, Tator Made paid $45,  earning a check for $16,800 and an Equibase ‘E’ speed figure of 78, best of her eight races in which she has earned $54,569.