So many horses start on the dirt and make the change to turf if needed. Star Pearl did the opposite today. She had been running in England on the grass and in the US on the synthetic surfaces but she tried the dirt today at Parx and won! She had actually run on the dirt (off the turf at Laurel) in her very first start over here; it didn’t work too well but she is now well-acclimated to racing over here. She went off at a fancied 3/5 favorite and she certainly ran up to her favoritism. Hand and heels only! Congratulations to Pearl Bloodstock.