J P’s Gusto back on track with Red Legend stakes victory

by | 06.19.2011 | 7:51am

J P's Gusto's win in the $400,000 Red Legend Stakes at Charles Town Saturday may have provided his ticket to the Grade 1 King's Bishop at Saratoga in August, writes Tom LaMarra in the Blood-Horse.

“We knew what kind of horse he is,” (trainer Mike Hushion's assistant Juan) Vazquez said. “He has got speed, and we knew he could handle it on this racetrack.”

J P's Gusto, on the Triple Crown trail after a series of strong efforts in California as a 2-year-old, finished second in the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park but failed to make an impact in subsequent races.

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