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2012 Donn Handicap Result: Hymn Book Runs By Mission Impazible

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Hymn Book used a late rally down the center of the Gulfstream Park track to edge by Mission Impazible to win the Grade 1 Donn Handicap on Saturday afternoon. Overnight and early morning rain soaked the Gulfstream main track, leaving the surface rated as "GOOD" by the post time for the Donn. Hymn Book, a horse that came into the Donn with a 4-3-0-1 lifetime record on "off" tracks, sat mid-pack while Trickmeister and Shackleford carved out solid fractions in the early stages. At the top of the stretch, Mission Impazible slipped through on the rail and appeared to be in position to take command of the race but he lost momentum inside the final furlong when he shifted out. Redeemed and Hymn Book commenced late runs down the middle of the track, with Hymn Book sustaining his run to the wire.

Hymn Book is a six-year-old gelding sired by Arch out of a Known Fact mare (Vespers) trained by Shug McGaughey and ridden by John Velazquez. This is his first win in a graded stakes race. In his last race he finished 2nd behind To Honor And Serve in the G1-Cigar Mile at Aqueduct.

Donn Video Replay (via Gulfstream Park's YouTube page)

Result Chart (via

Full Order of Finish:
1. Hymn Book
2. Mission Impazible
3. Redeemed
4. Where's Sterling
5. Flat Out
6. Trickmeister
7. Shackleford
8. Ruler On Ice
9. Sangaree
10. Al Khali
11. Soaring Empire

More on the Donn, and all of today's racing action, later on. Payout and fractions can be found below the jump.

WIN: 10-Hymn Book ($15.00, $7.80, $5.60)
PLACE: 2-Mission Impazible ($9.20, $5.80)
SHOW: 4-Redeemed ($4.60)

$1.00 EXACTA: $69.40
$0.50 TRIFECTA: $324.00
$0.10 SUPER: $398.16
$1.00 DOUBLE: $36.20
$1.00 PICK 3: $86.10

1/4: 23.46
1/2: 47.05
3/4: 1:11.06
Mile: 1:36.06
Finish: 1:49.46

Internal Splits
1/4: 23.46
1/2: 23.59
3/4: 24.01
Mile: 25.06
Finish: 13.34