Saturday, May 23, 2015
Wolfson-Millers Have Three of Five in GP Feature
By HorseracingFLA Staff
Saturday, May 23 --Today’s $60,000 Alachua Handicap at Gulfstream Park is shaping up as another race in the Miller Racing-Marty Wolfson show.
It is 1 1/16 miles on dirt for fillies and mares 3-years-old and upward and is the eighth of ten races with scheduled post of 4:30 p.m.
Two of the Alachua’s seven entrants, B L’s Wagon and Nice Number, were scratched by their trainers this morning.
Three of the remaining five will be sent out by the formidable team of trainer Wolfson and owners Rob and Myron Miller,
They are Quiet Hour, Phaniebdancing and Onna Bugeisha.
Sweet Basil, trained by Ralph Nicks, and Imposing Grace, trained by Lars Becdelamotte, also are in the race.
Imposing Grace is the only horse in the field with a stakes victory this year. On April xx she rallied from seventh and last place to catch Flutterby (not in today’s race) by a neck. Onna Geisha finished third, a length behind Imposing Grace, after racing in second most of the way.
Onna Geisha has the outside post today and could be the controlling speed. Imposing Grace is to her immediate inside.
Manoel Cruz retains the mount on imposing Grace.
Edgard Zayas, who rode Onna Geisha in the Sand Dollar, is sidelined with a knee injury. His replacement is Tyler Gaffalione, the leader in wins for Gulfstream’s spring/summer meet.
Since late last year Best Behavior, Swinger’s Party and My Pal Chrissie are among horses that have won distaff stakes at Gulfstream for the Millers and Wolfson.