Sunday, February 26, 2017

Unified Wins Gulfstream Park Sprint; Thirteen Races on Sunday

Unified provided the highlight for Gulfstream Park’s weekend as he took an early lead and held off Mind Your Biscuits to win by a neck in Saturday’s $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (Grade 3).

Unified won in a swift 1:15.30 in the 6 ½ furlong dirt stakes on the track listed as firm.

Jose Ortiz rode Unified for trainer Jimmy Jerkens and owner Centennial Farm. Joel Rosario rode Mind Your Biscuits for trainer and co-owner Chad Summers.

Unified was the 2-1 second choice and Mind Your Biscuits was the 4-5 favorite in the six-horse field.

Squadron A, at 16-1, came in third—4 ½  lengths behind Mind Your 

Gulfstream had two other stakes races on Saturday.
Morticia won the Melody of Colors at five furlongs on turf for 3-year-old fillies.

Derek’s Smile won the Texas Glitter at five furlongs on turf for 3-year-old males.

On Sunday evening, we will have a detailed report on the three stakes and other Saturday-Sunday racing at Gulfstream.

First post is 12:00 p.m. for Sunday’s 13-race card,

The dirt track is listed as fast and the turf is listed as firm.  The Weather Channel forecast is for a 15 percent chance of rain during racing hours.

There is a $45,808.62 carryover on the Rainbow 6, on races eight to thirteen. It is a 20-cent only bet.

On Sunday’s first race, there is a carryover of $3,278.17 on the Super Hi-5.  The bet is $1 minimum and requires picking the first five finishers in correct order, with no consolation payoffs.
--Jim Freer

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