Monday, January 14, 2019

Gulfstream: Stakes Review and Preview

Bellavais and Doctor Mounty were the winners of Saturday's turf stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Bellavais beat I'm Betty G by 3 1/2 lengths in the
$150,000 Marshua's River (Grade 3) at 1 1/16 miles for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up.

Doctor  Mounty defeated Your Only Man by one length in the $100,000 Tropical Turf (Grade 3) at one mile for four-year-olds and up.
Javier Castellano rode both winners.

Bellavais, at 2-1, won in 1:41.98 on the course listed as firm. It was the first graded stakes victory for Bellavais, a 4-year-old  daughter of Tapit. She is trained by Todd Pletcher.

Doctor Mounty, at 5-1, won in 1:34.62.  Shug McGaughey trains Doctor Mounty, a 6-year-old son of Street Sense.

Stakes Schedule
On Saturday Jan, 19, Gulfstream will have its annual Sunshine Millions, with four stakes races restricted to Florida-breds.

Those races are:
*$200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic, 1 1/8  miles on dirt for 4-year-olds and up 

*$150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf,  1 1/16 miles,  4-year-olds and up

*$100,000  Sunshine Millions Fillies and Mares Turf, F&M 4-YO and up

*$100,000  Sunshine Millions Sprint,  six furlongs dirt,  4-YO and up

Saturday Jan. 26 will be Pegasus Day, with  nine stakes races.

The highlight will be the third running of the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (Grade 1) at 1 1/8 miles on dirt for 4-year-olds and up.

Also on Jan. 26, Gulfstream will have the first  running of the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (Grade 1). The race will be 1 1/8 miles on turf for 4-year-olds and up.

On Saturday Feb. 2, Gulfstream will have five stakes races, headed by the $350,000 Holy Bull (Grade 2) at 1 1/16 miles on dirt for 3-year-olds

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