Sunday, August 14, 2016

Gulfstream: Skies Clearing for Sunday’s Card

 The skies are clearing around South Florida as Gulfstream Park prepares for Sunday’s 11-race card, with first post of  12:50 p.m.

Following overnight rains, the dirt track was  listed as  muddy and the turf course was  listed as good  as of  10:00 a.m.

Conditions likely will be upgraded , perhaps before first post. The Weather Channel forecast is for zero  percent  chance  of  rain through mid-afternoon and then rising to  15 percent through  the end of  the race day.

Six races (the odd numbered ones) are scheduled for  turf.
There are no stakes races on the card.

The Sunday card has a Rainbow 6 carryover of $30,729. The Rainbow 6 is on races six to eleven.

There will also be a $12,156.66 Super Hi-5 carryover for Sunday's first race.  On Saturday’s last two races, there were no winning tickets on that bet which requires picking the first five finishers in correct order.

Saturday Results
Diaz, at 5-1, caught the 4-5 favorite Amigo in the final strides to  win by a nose in Saturday’s tenth and featured race.

Megeve (8-1) finished third by 2 ¾ lengths in the nine-horse field in the one-mile turf race for three-year-olds and up.

It was an allowance with a $43,000 purse  and a $16,000 optional claiming price.  None of the first three finishers were in for a tag.

Diaz was ridden by Edgard Zayas and won in 1:35.06 on the course listed as firm.  Tamara Levy trains Diaz, a four-year-old gelding, for IAB Stables.

The win was Diaz’s third in a row, all on turf at Gulfstream.  The previous two victories were in races with lower claiming prices.

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