Monday, September 7, 2020

Gulfstream Fast and Good for Labor Day

The dirt track is listed as Fast and the turf is listed as Good for Monday's ten-race  Labor Day  card at Gulfstream Park.

First post is 12:00 p.m.

The Weather Channel forecast is for a 60 percent chance of rain during race hours at and around Gulfstream in  Hallandale Beach, Fla.

We will   keep you posted on any changes in track conditions.

There will be two stakes races, both with $75,000 purses and both at 1 1/16 miles on turf.

The Monroe is for fillies and mares 3-YO and up and the Mr. Steele is for males 3-YO and up.

The Rainbow 6 has a carryover of $97,617. The 20 cent per combination-only bet will be on races five to ten, with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:17 p.m.

Gulfstream has guaranteed that the Rainbow 6 pool will be at least $300,000 if there is just one ticket with all six winning horses. Such a ticket would take down the jackpot of the full carryover plus 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bet.

This link to the Equibase site  has the Gulfstream entries for  Monday 

It has click-ons for handicapping material, some for free and some at cost.

The Monroe will be the fourth race and will feature a rematch of the top three finishers in the 1 1/16 mile Dayatthespa Stakes at Gulfstream on Aug. 9.

Sensible Myth beat Kelsey's Cross by a neck in that race and Great Sister Diane came in  1/2 length back in third.

Hall of Famer Edgar Prado has the return mount on Sensible Myth for trainer Leo Gabriel Jr.  Rajiv Maragh will ride Kelsey's Cross for Patrick Biancone and Hector Berrios will ride Great Sister Diane for Rohan Crichton.

The Monroe also has the 4-year-old Always Shopping, making just her second career turf start. Last year, she won the Gazelle (Grade 2) on the dirt at Aqueduct.  Edgard  Zayas will ride for Todd Pletcher.

The Mr. Steele will be the eighth race. Sailing Solo, trained by Louie Roussel III, is the 5-2 morning line favorite on the strength of his three-length victory over Harbour Master in the Mecke Stakes on July 25 at Gulfstream.  

Sailing Solo led at every call in the Mecke, at one mile on turf. Prado has the return ride on Sailing Solo.

Harbour Master is not entered in the Mr. Steele. Galleon Mast  who finished third in the Mecke, is in the field. Both of those horses are trained by David Fawkes.  Emisael Jaramillo has the return call on Galleon Mast.

Morning Stride, who likely would have attracted strong betting interest, was scratched from the Mr. Steele on Monday morning by his trainer Monica McGooey. 

Sailing Solo, a 5-year-old son of Smart Strike, is 2-for-2 at Gulfstream. On June 26 at the Hallandale Beach track he came off a four-month layoff to win a 1 1/16 mile turf optional claimer. He led gate-to-wire, ridden by Prado.

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