Yes, race fans, this week’s graded action is mighty thin on this pre-xmas weekend as only the 2y0 boys are coming out to play in the $100,000, GIII Dania Beach Stakes, at 1 mile around the Gulfstream Park turf course this Saturday!
Free Past Performances, Brisnet
“9” 2yo turfers will go to the post here on Saturday to start that long journey towards 3yo turfing excellence in those warmer months of the 2014, 3yo turfing season!
Bon Accord , is a name you might remember from last month’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf tussle where he finished 4th back some 5 1/2 lengths. 2 back he finished 3rd in the GIII Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland behind Bashart and Poker Player. So he is bringing some top graded experiences to this GIII turf tussle and gets a Joel Rosario ride, as well.
Pleuven , a French Bred, makes his U.S. debut coming off a pair of turf sprint type wins over in France this summer. He’ll also be stretching to the mile here for the first time here on Saturday!
Yes I’m Lucky , is out of the Eddie Plesa barn and was 2nd in the GIII Sapling at Monmouth Park 3 back, then won the Laurel Futurity 2 back then came 3rd in a very sloppy $100k Pulpit Stakes here at Gulfstream on Nov 30th last out and was 3 1/4 lengths off that off the turf winner!
Imaginethatmom , 4th in that same sloppy track $100k Pulpit Stakes here at Gulfstream lastout in a race that was moved from the turf to the main! Look for him and Yes I’m Lucky , to probably fare much better over a more accommodating turf course here at Gulfstream this weekend!
Here’s Johnny , owns a pair of 2nd’s on his career resume in the $150k Kentucky Downs Juvenile and again in the $100k Juvenile Turf here at Gulfstream last out. He might finally be due for a win here on Saturday!
Hesinfront, Request , Cabo Cat and Mr Speaker, are all coming in here with just Mdn wins under their belts but this is a 2yo race where anyone can and probably will pop up out of relative nowhere to spring a big upset win. So feel free to use any of them at the back end of a super play at the very least, especially at big prices!
So this Saturday, Gulfstream Park hosts the final 2yo graded turfer of the 2013 season in the $100,000, GIII Dania Beach Stakes at mile over the Gulfstream green!
Post Time – 4:33 pm ET
|A Jaen||116||M Yates||20/1|
|2.||Pleuven||A Garcia||116||C C Brown||5/2|
|3.||Request||J Castellano||116||C C Brown||8/1|
|4.||Cabo Cat||J Bravo||116||M A Hennig||15/1|
|5.||Yes I’m Lucky||P Lopez||118||E Plesa, Jr.||4/1|
|6.||Bon Accord||J Rosario||116||A Sano||3/1|
|7.||Mr Speaker||J Lezcano||116||C R McGaughey III||8/1|
|8.||Here’s Johnny||K J Desormeaux||116||W A Ward||6/1|
|9.||Hesinfront||J L Castanon||116||D L Romans||12/1|
Picks are – 2,5,6,8 exacta box with the 1 or 7 in that final super slot!