Trainer Henry Collazo said on Tuesday that he plans to run Bullet Gone Astray in Saturday's $100,000 Juvenile Sprint for Florida-bred males at the Gulfstream Park West meet, being held at Calder.
"He worked real good on Saturday and we're pleased with the way he came out of it," Collazo said.
Bullet Gone Astray breezed a half mile in 47.86 seconds at Gulfstream Park. It was the tenth fastest of the day's 82 timed workouts at that distance.
Saturday's race gives Collazo a long-sought chance to run Bullet Gone Astray in a dirt stakes in South Florida.
The son of Gone Astray won his debut race on a sloppy dirt track at Gulfstream on June 28. But he was not eligible for the Florida Sire stakes series because his breeders had inadvertently missed a sustaining nomination payment date.
Collazo improvised, starting with two road trips. Bullet Gone Astray won the Mountaineer Juvenile at Mountaineer Park in Chester, W.Va. But he finished seventh in the Hopeful (Grade 1) at Saratoga and seventh in the Armed Forces Stakes on turf at Gulfstream.
Bullet Gone Astray likely will be one of the favorites in the Juvenile Sprint--one of Saturday's eight races for Florida breds. Fields will be announced late this afternoon.
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