Sunday, April 30, 2017

Royal Squeeze Wins Jeblar at Gulfstream

Royal Squeeze took the lead entering the stretch and went on to beat Tiger Blood by 1 3/4 lengths in Sunday's $75,000 Jeblar Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Mylute finished third, another half length back in the seven-furlong dirt stakes for 3-year-olds and up. Hy Riverside and Zulu, the 4-5 favorite, followed in the five-horse field.

Royal Squeeze, at 7-1, won in 1:22.10 on the track  listed as fast.
Tyler Gaffalione rode Royal Squeeze for trainer Ralph Nicks and owner Newtown Anner Stud.

Royal Squeeze, a Florida-bred, is a 5-year-old non-gelded son of Wildcat Heir.  The win was Royal Squeeze's fourth  in 15 career starts.

5 -ROYAL SQUEEZE    16.40  5.00  5.60
3 -TIGER BLOOD                    3.60  3.80
2 -MYLUTE                                       6.80
$2 EXACTA 5-3 PAID $53.80; $1 TRIFECTA 5-3-2  PAID $96.10; 10 CENT SUPERFECTA 5-3-2-6 PAID $15.56.

Jeblar Stakes at Gulfstream is Dowm to Five

The field for Sunday's $75,000 Jeblar Stakes at Gulfstream is  down to five horses following the scratch of Hy Kodiak  Warrior by his  trainer Antonio Sano.

Tiger Blood and Zulu are the likely favorites in the seven-furlong  dirt stakes for3-year-olds and up.  It is the ninth race with scheduled post of 5:34 p.m.

Zulu, trained by Todd Pletcher. is two-for-two at seven  furlongs at Gulfstream. That includes a win in the Margate  Stakes last Dec.  18. Edgard Zayas has the mount in the Jeblar.

Tiger Blood, trained by Darien Rodriguez, is  shipping in from Tampa Bay Downs with his  regular  jockey Pablo Morales.

Tiger Blood has a two-race win streak at Tampa Bay--in the  Florida  Cup Sprint and the Pelican Stakes.  Both races were six furlongs on dirt.

Royal Squeeze, with Tyler Gaffalione riding for Ralph Nicks, is the only horse in the Jeblar with a  history of early speed.

Mylute (Nicks-Luca Panici) and Hy Riverside (Sano-Miguel Vasquez) also are in the Jeblar field.
--Jim Freer

Sunday Preview: Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream; Centeno on Seven at Tampa

Florida’s Sunday  racing will get underway at 12:55 p.m. with a nine-race card at Tampa  Bay Downs.

Gulfstream  Park has a ten-race Sunday card with first post of 1:15 p.m.

Conditions are listed as fast and firm at both tracks.

Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream’s Sunday feature is the Jeblar Stakes, at seven furlongs on dirt for3-year-olds and  up.

The Jeblar is the ninth race, with scheduled post of 5:34 p.m. We will have a preview of that race early this afternoon on our blog, which can be accessed on the menu bar at the top of the home page of this Web site.

There is a carryover of $16,220 on the Rainbow 6—on races five through ten.

Tampa Bay Downs
Daniel Centeno is listed on mounts in seven races, as he seeks to wrap up what would be his sixth jockeys’ title at Tampa Bay.

Centeno rode four winners on Saturday, giving him 100 for the 2016-2017 meet as it heads into its final five race days.

Edwin Gonzalez is a distant second in the jockey standings with 80 wins.

Centeno’s Sunday mounts are in the first, third, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth races.

ichael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Centeno Wins Four at Tampa Bay

Mathildestrevenue won the ninth and final race of the  day at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, giving jockey Daniel Centeno his fourth winner of the day.

Later tonight, we will have more news about the Saturday results at Tampa Bay and at Gulfstream Park.

Miami Mile is Florda Saturday Highlight

Gulfstream Park has a pair of $100,000 stakes races on its Saturday card.

The stakes are the Miami Mile (Grade 3) on turf for 3-year-olds and  up and the Powder Break at one mile on turf for  fillies  and mares 3-years-old and up.
Gulfstream has a $50,000 guarantee on its new Rainbow 6 pool, on races six to  eleven.  There is no carryover because on both Thursday and Friday there was just one ticket with the  winners of all six  Rainbow 6  races.

The Jackpot payoffs on the 20-cent only bet were $180,853 on Thursday, with a seven-day carryover, and $24,208 on Friday.

First post is 1:15 p.m. for an 11-race card.

Tampa Bay Downs has nine Saturday races, with first post of 12:50 p.m.

One betting attraction is a $14,859 carryover on the Pick 5, on races five through nine.

We will  have  coverage  during the  afternoon on this  blog.
--Jim Freer

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Three Horses Singled in Rainbow 6

The eighth and final race  is coming up at Gulfstream.

There are 94 live  tickets  in the Rainbow 6.  Three tcikets have a horse singled. They are Jill's Catch (3), Dixie Grits (7) and  Cotton Princess (11).

 If any of those win the  five furlong  turf claiming race,  the ticket holder wold take  down  a jackpot of about $200,000.

Gulfstream: First Post is 1:15 P.M. as of Friday

HorseRacingFLA Staff Report
Starting this Friday, April 28, Gulfstream Park will have a new daily first post time of 1:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

On Thursday, Gulfstream has an eight-race card with first post of 12:55 p.m.

There is a carryover of $133,335 on the Rainbow 6—on races three through eight.

We will have coverage on our blog, which can be accessed on the menu bar at the top of the home page of this Web site.

Tampa Bay Downs is  dark on Thursday.  It will resume racing on Friday with nine races and first post of 12:50 p.m.

*Gulfstream will have two stakes races this Saturday, April 29.

The $100,000 Miami Mile (Grade 3) is on  turf for 3-year-olds and up. The $100,000 Powder Break is one mile on turf for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.