The 2-year-old colt Three Rules was an impressive winner in his career debut at Gulfstream Park on Friday, beating Gunnevera by 3 ½ lengths in a five-furlong maiden special weight race on dirt.
Three Rules, the even-money favorite in a field of seven, won in 58.54 seconds on a sloppy and sealed track. It was the seventh race, with a $55,000 purse.
The son of Gone Astray pressed the early pace before soaring to the lead leaving the turn into the homestretch and drawing off under a motionless Cornelio Velasquez.
Trainer Jose Pinchin said the goal for the Florida-bred Three Rules is the Florida Sire Stakes series for juveniles sired by nominated stallions standing in Florida.
The series is scheduled to get under way Aug. 6 with the $200,000 Dr. Fager for males and the $200,000 Desert Vixen Division for fillies. Both races are six furlongs on dirt.
Shade Tree Thoroughbreds owns Three Rules whose time was the fastest among three races at five furlongs for 2-year-olds at Gulfstream on Friday.
Brenda Tabraue’s Cinderela El Crome also stamped himself as a prime candidate for the Florida Sire Stakes series with a fourth-length debut triumph under Eddie Castro in the third race.
Trained by Marcial Navarro, the son of Flashstorm broke alertly to set the pace and drew off to beat Wait by four lengths in the $40,000 MSW race for Florida-breds.
Cinderela El Crome ($8.60) won in 59.47 seconds on the sloppy and sealed track.
FSS-eligible Cajun Delta Dawn ($12.20) won the fifth race, holding off the stretch bid by Mia by a quarter of a length in the $55,000 MSW test for juvenile fillies.
Trained by David Fawkes for owner Curtis Mikkelsen, the debuting daughter of Kantharos ran five furlongs in 1:00.28 on the sloppy and sealed track under Juan Leyva.