Thus far, no rain at Gulfstream
The most impressive stakes winner has been Tommy Macho, taking the one mile Fred W. Hooper (Grade 3) in the fast time of 1:33.53. Luis Saez rode for trainer Todd Pletcher.
The was just .40 of a second off the track record of 1:33.13 set by Normandy Invasion in 2014.
Tommy Macho won by 3 3/4 lengths over Stanford, another Pletcher trainee. Grande Shores finished third, another six lengths back, in the eight-horse field.
Tommy Macho was seventh and Stanford third after a half mile chasing a fast pace by Wildcat Red and Just Call Kenny.
We'll see if that running style holds in the Donn coming up at 6:05 .p.m.
Tommy Macho 9.00 4.40 2.60
Stanford 7.00 4.80
Grande Shores 4.20
-- Jim Freer