Saturday, August 18, 2018

Barely Even Stakes Coming Up at Gulfsream

Weekend Mischief and Spanish Harlem are the likely favorites in Saturday's $75,000 Barely Even Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

It is the 11th race with scheduled post of 6:03 p.m.

The race is one mile on dirt for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up that have never won a stakes race. There are nine entrants.

Weekend Mischief, a 3-year-old, comes into the Barely Even following two wins in optional claiming races at one mile on dirt at Gulfstream.

She will be sent out by the formidable team of trainer Stan Gold and owner Arindel.  Jeffrey Sanchez, their "go-to" jockey has the mount.

The 4-year-old Spanish Harlem's latest race was a sixth place finish in the seven-furlong Princess Rooney (Grade 2) at Gulfstream on June 30.

On May 10 she won a seven-furlong optional claiming race at Gulfstream in the fast time of 1:23.25.

Emisael Jaramillo, who rode Spanish Harlem in both of those races, has the mount in the Barely Even.

Spanish Harlem also has prominent connections in trainer Armando De La Cerda and owner Midwest Thoroughbreds.

Magalie, First Distinction and Faith N Hope likely will battle for the early lead.

Spanish Harlem and Weekend Mischief can be expected to be just off that pace.

My Cousin Martha will be farther back and looms as a late-running win prospect.  

She has two second place finishes and a win in her three most recent starts--all optional claiming races at Gulfstream.

Regular jockey Miguel Angel Vasquez has the mount for trainer/owner Steve Dwoskin.

 all seeking their first win in a stakes race.

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