The $100,000, GIII Sugar Swirl Stakes, at 6f’s over the Gulfstream main will send out “6” fleet-footed ladies at 3yo and up for this Saturday featured race at Gulfstream Park as the Graded winter season here in South Florida kicks into high gear!
R Free Roll , at 2/1, is the morning line favorite comes in off a 6f win in the $50k Bold World Hcp at Calder last out, clicking a very nice 1:10.1 winning time over that oval! She did come 2nd to So Many Ways in the $400k Charlestown Oaks 2 back by just 2 3/4 lengths. This daughter of Rockport Harbor loves it up front early, so look for her to be on the early lead on Saturday as she’ll try and run this field off its feet in the opening stanzas!
Heart Stealer , at 3/1, was 2nd by just a length in that same $50k Bold World Hcp at Calder last out as she was grinding up slowly but not in time to take that 50k sprint. She too tends go out early, so look for daughter of Speightstown to keep R Free Roll, company on the early going hoping to stay in contact with R Free Roll, in the stretch this time and not have to make up a lot of ground!
Crazy About Me , at 4/1, slipped off a 5 race winning streak last out in the $100k Kept Safely Stakes at Laurel Park by finishing a tired looking 3rd back 1 3/4 length in that 7f sprint after dueling up front only to weaken in the stretch. 6f’s might be this daughter of Lawyer Ron best distance but her front running ways might be more of a disadvantage here in this group of front running speedsters!
Classic Point , also at 4/1, was the last out runner-up by a neck in the Punkin Pie Stakes at Belmont Park at 7f’s where she got nailed at the line by Galloping Giraffe. She’s another one that like it in the fast lane early on and like Crazy About Me , might find the early pace here a real challenge.
Munnings Sister , at 6/1, was a double stakes winner earlier this season at 6f’s but has run into trouble in her past 2 graded outings with zero board hits. She is more of a stalker type and with a patience ride here on Saturday could pick up a piece here in what looks like an upcoming pace collapse with all the early speed in this race!
Twice Told Tale , at 8/1, who has a pair wins over this strip already but in graded company has found the company a bit too fast for her. She does have the advantage of not being an early front-runner, so any closer here on Saturday is a good superfecta thought as we believe she”ll be too good to pass up at double digits to 1 post time super play worthy shot!
So, if you love early speed duels in 6f shootouts, tune in to Gulfstream Park this Saturday as the 6f action will be fast and furious in the 2013 GIII Sugar Swirl Stakes.
Post Time – 4:33 pm ET
|1.||Crazy About Me||K Carmouche||114||J Navarro||4/1|
|2.||Twice Told Tale||C J Lanerie||114||R E Nicks||8/1|
|3.||Heart Stealer||J Castellano||114||M D Wolfson||3/1|
|4.||Munnings Sister||L Saez||117||B Tagg||6/1|
|5.||R Free Roll||P Lopez||114||R Ziadie||2/1|
|6.||Classic Point||A O Solis||117||H A Jerkens||4/1|
Pick are – 1,3,5,6 exacta box with the 2 or 4 in the final super spot!