Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Pletcher Has Duo in GP Feature

Gimlet and Stockyard, a pair of 4-year-old colts trained by Todd Pletcher, loom among top contenders for Thursday's ninth and feature race at Gulfstream.

The race is a $49,000 allowance at one mile on turf  for 4-year-olds and up.

Stockyard, to be ridden by Luis Saez, is among several horses in the race with early speed.  Gimlet, with Javier Castellano on board, should be coming from off the pace and is the probable favorite.

The nine-horse field also  has the now 5-year-old Luck of the Kitten, owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey.

Luck of the Kitten finished second in the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade 1), but raced just a combined seven times in 2015 and 2016. 

He is on a  comeback trail. On Dec. 17 he finished second in an 11-horse field in the Prairie Bayou Stakes at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky.  That race was 1 1/16 miles on Turfway's synthetic track.

Tyler Gaffalione will ride Luck  of the Kitten for trainer Wesley Ward.
--Jim Freer



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