Friday, August 18, 2017

Saraguaro, Majesto Head Field in GP Feature

The upcoming eighth and feature  race at  Gulfstream is headed by Saraguaro and Majesto, two recent budding stars who are now on the  comeback trail.

The race is one mile on dirt--an optional claimer wit with an $18,000 tag and a $43,000 purse. There are eight entrants. 

Saraguaro has not raced since last Nov. 12 when he finished third n the 1 1/16 miles Millions Classic Preview at Gulfstream Park West (Calder).

He won that race in 2015 and appeared headed to stardom,  But he was winless in four starts in between.

Trainer Saffie  Joseph Jr. gave Saraguaro two extended break after racing him six times in four months late in 2015.  Tyler Gaffalione has the mount today.

Majesto finished second in last year's Florida Derby (Grade 1). He then finished a troubled 18th in the Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) and  sixth in the Curlin Stakes at  Saratoga where he apparently bled.

In his two comeback races he has finished fifth an third.  Edgard Zayas has the mount for trainer Gustavo Delgado.

We also like Moonshine Martini  in an exacta box with Sarsaguaro  and Majesto.

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