Trickita, a filly that caused a major walking ring scare at the Gulfstream Park West meet last Nov.15, is back for today's first race at the track in Miami Gardens.
Trickita, now a three-year-old, will be one of the favorites in the $35,000 maiden claiming one-mile turf race for fillies and mares three-years-old and up.
Trainer Todd Pletcher has Edgard Zayas riding the daughter of Hat Trick. Let's hope that Zayas stays onTrickita, literally, unlike when she fell and tossed jockey Joe Bravo prior to the eighth race last Nov. 15.
It was tense for several minutes on
Sunday as Bravo, while moving and speaking, lay on his back getting
medical attention. (photo at right by Barry Unterbrink).
After being helped to his feet, the highly
competitive Bravo was heard muttering and cursing as he walked without
assistance back to the jockeys’ room.
And as frequently happens when a horse
acts wild before a race, Trickita settled down enough to run
impressively. With Edgar Prado subbing for Bravo, she finished third in
the $50,000 maiden special weight race for two-year-old fillies at 7 1/2
furlongs on turf.
Trickita came back to finish second in a one-mile turf race at Gulfstream on Jan.7.
She has not raced since then. Starting in July, she has been training steadily at Monmouth Park and later at Palm Beach Downs.