Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Gulfstream: An Early Look at Saturday Stakes

Entries will be out on Wednesday afternoon for the six stakes races that will be run at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.

The co-features are the $400,000 In Reality for 2-year-old males and the $400,000 My Dear Girl for 2-year-old fillies.

Both are  1 1/16 miles on dirt and are the third and final legs of the annual Florida Sire Stakes (FSS) series. Those races are restricted to Florida-breds that are  progeny of Florida-registered stallions and meet  a series of other eligibility  requirements.

Cajun Breeze will be going for a sweep in the male division. Go Jo Jo Go  and Princess Secret each have a win in the fillies division, and both are expected for the My Dear Girl.

The Saturday card also has this year's first FSS race for 3-year-olds.

It is the $150,000 Wildcat Heir, at one mile on dirt for 3-year-olds and up.

Two other FSS races will be run at Tampa Bay Downs in December, with the date to be  determined.

The Marion County will be seven furlongs on dirt for 3-YOs and up, and the City of Ocala swill be seven furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

The three other stakes at Gulfstream this Saturday are:
* $75,000 Armed Forces -- one mile on turf, 2-YOs

* $75,000 Our Dear Peggy -- one mile turf, 2-YO  fillies

* $75,000 Hollywood Wildcat -- five furlongs turf, 2-O.

On Sunday at Gulfstream, the gelding Breeze on By breezed a half mile in 48.48 seconds in his final timed workout for the In Reality. It was the fifth fastest of the day's 36 workouts at that distance.

Breeze on By, owned by Stonehedge LLC, is undefeated in three career starts.

Breeze on By won the $100,000 Dr. Fager at six furlongs by a length over Gatsby on Aug. 1.  He won the the 7 furlong Affirmed by 7  1/2 lengths over stablemate Big Daddy Dave.

On Sunday, Big Daddy Dave breezed three furlongs in 36.83 seconds at Gulfstream in preparation for the Hollywood Wildcat.

The FSS races are coordinated and sponsored by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association in conjunction with Gulfstream and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.


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