Favored Csaba ran his stakes winning streak to four and likely stamped his ticket to next month's Donn Handicap (gr. I) with his victory in the $100,000 Hal's Hope (gr. III) Jan. 13 at Gulfstream Park. Angled deftly to the rail mid-stretch by Luis Saez, 9-5 shot Csaba rallied to get the lead in the final strides of the one-turn mile event for older horses, holding off the strong-closing Pool Play for a neck victory. The final time was 1:35.69 over a fast track.