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Fast Alex shows his heart in Tenacious H.


Saturday, December 17, 2011 |
Fast Alex dueled his way through the last quarter mile to capture the $75,000 Tenacious H. by a nose Dec. 17 at Fair Grounds Race Course. This is the first career stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Afleet Alex. The Gainesway stallion is a top 5 third-crop sire, with more than $4.2 million in progeny earnings.

Fast Alex was third for most of the 1 1/16 mile Tenacious. Robby Albarado took the eventual winner four wide coming into the stretch, then locked into a stretch-long duel with Gleam of Hope. The pair pulled clear of the rest of the field, with Fast Alex prevailing by the narrowest of margins. The final time was 1:45.31 over a fast track, earning him a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 100.

“Fast Alex is a fighter,” said Albarado after the race. “He never draws away to win easy but he knows where the wire is. He’s a cool horse to ride.”

“He just loves it here,” said winning trainer Greg Geier. “He’s always trained good here and he just does everything good here. It’s amazing.”

With the win, Fast Alex has now earned $150,605 for owner/breeder Jim Tafel. Fast Alex is out of Tafel's mare Unaffordable, a half-sister to Grade 3 winners Hold On Blue and Til Forbid and two-time stakes winner Cinch.