We’re All Set prevailed in a lengthy stretch duel and beat his archrival Yourdreamsormine by a neck in Thursday’s sixth and feature race at Gulfstream Park.
It was the fourth time they have raced against each other since May 13, all on the dirt at Gulfstream.
In two of those races, We’re All Set won and Yourdreamsormine finished second. That order of finish was the reverse in the other two races.
We’re All Set won Thursday’s seven-furlong dirt race in 1:22.87 on the track listed as fast. It had a stakes-caliber field and was an allowance/optional claimer with a $44,000 purse and a $62,500 optional claiming price.
Day of Fury led until the final furlong and finished third, a half-length behind the 4-5 favorite Yourdreamsormine in the seven-horse field.
We’re All Set, the 3-1 second betting choice, was ridden by Edgard Zayas. Peter Walder trains the 5-year—old gelding for David Lengel, Norman Rader and Brett Brookman.
Tyler Gaffalione rode the 4-year-old colt Yourdreamsormine for trainer/owner Milt Wolfson.
Day of Fury, at 7-2, raced for the first time at Gulfstream and the first time for owner Patrick Maguire, who claimed him for $25,000 out of a race at Saratoga on Aug. 14. Cornelio Velasquez rode the 5-year-old gelding on Thursday for new trainer David Fawkes.
Five of the Thursday race’s runners were in for the high tag. There were no claims out of the race.
The win was the seventh in 37career starts for we’re All Set, and the $27,000 winner’s purse raised his career earnings to $302,899.
We’re All Set’s other win over Yourdreamsormine was on June 26 in the 6 ½ furlong $75,000 Sea of Grass Stakes for Florida-breds.
Yourdreamsormine beat We’re All Set on May 13 in the seven-furlong $75,000 Bull Gator for Florida-breds and on Aug. 5 in a $62,500 optional claimer at one mile.
In all of their meetings, We’re All Set has taken an early lead or raced close to the leader while Yourdreamsormine has raced from farther back in the pack.
It is likely that those two horses will race against each other at least once during the Gulfstream Park West meet that Gulfstream will hold at Calder from Oct. 5 through Nov. 27.
Day of Fury is a Kentucky bred. He will be eligible for rematches with We’re All Set and Yourdreamsormine in non-restricted stakes races and in high-end allowance races.