Leave It Be left Pleasantly Free behind by a neck on the grass at Gulfstream to win a $34,500 allowance race for fillies and mares Tuesday. Tia Juanita, a 35-1 shot, rallied past the 2-1 favorite, Majestic Legend, to take third place.
Ridden by Herson Sanchez, Leave It Be ran a mile and a sixteenth in 1:46 and paid $7, $3.80 and $3.20. Pleasantly Free paid $4.40 and $3.80 and Tia Juanita paid $7.60.
Bangkok Lady started fast and opened a six-length lead midway down the backstretch with Leave It Be in second. But she tired approaching the stretch turn and Leave It Be took the lead in midstretch.
Pleasantly Free came up strong between Tia Juanita and Majestic Legend.