J Stables LLC's Swaggy George ($21.40) drew into Friday's off-the-turf maiden special weight race for 2-year-olds and drew away to an impressive four-length debut victory at Gulfstream Park.
The Antonio Sano-trained colt was the second juvenile winner in two days for freshman stallion Not This Time, a son of Giant's Causeway who finished second in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) before his racing career was halted by injury.
Swaggy George rated well off a moderate pace under Edgard Zayas, advanced inside of horses along the backstretch and on the far turn before making an eye-catching three-wide sweep to the lead on the turn into the homestretch. The Kentucky-bred colt drew away to win Race 2 comfortably over favored Congrats Again. The Sano-trained Espia closed from last in the nine-horse to finish third after a troubled start, a length behind Congrats Again.
Hopeful Princess, a debuting daughter of Not This Time, won at Churchill Downs Thursday.
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