The $200,000, GII Forward Gal Stakes, for 3yo Fillies, at 7f’s, over the Gulfstream main is the other big 3yo graded race on this Saturday’s Gulfstream card as a field of “6” fillies will go postward in this dash for the cash and “10” points towards a GI Kentucky Oaks berth later this spring, too!
Onlyforyou , at 7/5, by Malibu Moon, won a $75k 1x 6f Oc here at Gulfstream last out clocking a nice 1:10.3 for that 6f dash. She sat a nice stalking trip then collar the leader in the stretch to draw off to a 3 1/4 lengths win at the line! This one’s Todd Pletcher trained and gets an “Eclipse Award” winning ride from jockey Javier Castellano! This one stalks and pounces thus far!
Aurelia’s Belle , at 3/1, by Lemon Drop Kid, was 3rd last out here in the GIII Old Hat Stakes but was 7 1/2 lengths back at the line! She tends to come late, so don’t look for her to be in the early vanguard here!
Stately Defence , at 6/1, by First Defence, was 4th in the $100k Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes here at Gulfstream 3 back, then was 7th and then a 3rd in 2 consecutive $75k Alw tussles here at a mile in on and off the grass races! First Defence was a tremendous sprinter in his day so maybe the blood’s been passed along here but the pp’s show a checkered 5-race resume for this one!
Resistivity , at 4/1, by Student Council out of a Seattle Slew mare is trained by Woodbine’s Mark Casse and has but a Mdn win at a mile over this surface going wire to wire in 1:39 flat winning by 1 1/4 length on her 3 race resume! You might find her on the early engine here this Saturday!
Flash Encounter , at 8/1, by Flatter, as this one has a stalker’s PP’s and does have the obligatory Mdn and 1x Alw wins on her racing resume for a berth at this level. We aren’t sure though that this is the best place for her to enter the stakes level race but it is a fairly green field with just 6 runners in a $200,000 race, where even a 4th could bring in some fresh and sizeable green for her!
My Dear Regina , at 8/1, by Stevie Wonderboy, has but a lone Mdn win on her short resume, winning a Churchill Mdn test at a mile by just a head last out clocking an Ok 1:38.2 winning time as she has closed late in both her lifetime starts!
So, the 2014 GII Forward Gal Stakes does offer six runners to ponder, all looking to toss their bonnets into the 3yo filly conversation here on Saturday as the graded season rolls on here at Gulfstream Park this weekend with this 3yo fillies 7f shootout!
Race #7 – Post Time – 3:34 pm Est
|1.||Resistivity||J R Leparoux||116||M E Casse||4/1|
|2.||Aurelia’s Belle||J R Velazquez||116||W M Catalano||3/1|
|3.||Onlyforyou||J Castellano||116||T A Pletcher||7/5|
|4.||Stately Defence||J J Gonzales||116||D Fawkes||6/1|
|5.||My Dear Regina||J Rosario||116||E Caramori||8/1|
|6.||Flash Encounter||H Sanchez||116||M Yates||8/1|
Picks are – 1,2,3,4 exacta box, with the 5 or 6 at the back-end of a super play!