Only 2 graded stakes this weekend: the World of Trouble Sprint Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park and the Buena Vista Stakes (G2T) at Santa Anita Park.
Race 9.World of Trouble Sprint Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park .
For four-year-old and up at 6 furlongs on the dirt. Purse $100,000.
|1||Epic Dreamer||Jose L. Ortiz||Kelly J. Breen||4/1|
|2||Lasting Legacy||Paco Lopez||Jason Servis||7/5|
|3||Sweetontheladies||Marcos Meneses||Henry Collazo||15/1|
|4||Admiral Lynch||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Jason Servis||7/2|
|5||Jackson||Luis Saez||Jose Pinchin||10/1|
|6||Fast Pass||Cristian Torres||Peter R. Walder||8/1|
|7||Goldenlion||Silvia Zapico||Amador Merei Sanchez||30/1|
|8||Yorkton||Chris Landeros||Stuart C. Simon||8/1|
Yorkton enters the World of Trouble Sprint as the only multiple graded-stakes winner in a field. of eight older horses. He has the ability to record his first graded stakes on dirt in the six-furlong sprint. He has run only four times outside of Canada, twice on dirt, once at Gulfstream and another time at Keeneland. He was unplaced in both races. though one start came following a troubled start and another over a wet track. He needs to be in front to have a chance of being on the board.
Epic Dreamer has been racing against optional claimers off a distance turnback to six furlongs early at the meet. He is cutting back again after battling for the lead in the one-mile Fred Hooper Stakes (G3). His only other sprint was a second in his debut as a 2-year-old.
Lasting Legacy won three in a row at Monmouth Park last June through September and returned from a layoff to run second in the Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) here two months ago. The cutback from seven furlongs should only help, and he should finish on the board.
Admiral Lynch has sprint win over optional claimers at Penn National Race Course in 2019.
J’s Top Three Picks:
- Lasting Legacy
- Epic Dreamer
Race 5. Buena Vista Stakes (G2T) at Santa Anita Park.
For four-year-old fillies and mares at 1 mile on the turf. Purse $200,000.
|1||Jolie Olimpica||Mike E. Smith||Richard E. Mandella||8/5|
|2||Carressa||Victor Espinoza||John A. Shirreffs||4/1|
|3||Muchly||Umberto Rispoli||Simon Callaghan||15/1|
|4||Mucho Unusual||Joel Rosario||Tim Yakteen||8/1|
|5||Sold It||Mario Gutierrez||Doug F. O’Neill||50/1|
|6||Meal Ticket||Tiago Josue Pereira||Matthew Chew||15/1|
|7||Brill||Geovanni Franco||Don Chatlos||12/1|
|8||Lady Prancealot||Joe Bravo||Richard Baltas||5/1|
|9||Super Patriot||Ruben Fuentes||Richard Baltas||12/1|
|10||La Sardane||Flavien Prat||Neil D. Drysdale||12/1|
|11||Keeper Ofthe Stars||Abel Cedillo||Jonathan Wong||20/1|
|12||Tiny Tina||Drayden Van Dyke||Philip D’Amato||15/1|
Jolie Olimpica won her United States debut six weeks ago taking the 5 1/2-furlong Las Cienegas Stakes (G3T) to remain unbeaten through her four starts. There’s always the possibility of a regression second time back, though, especially when stretching out, and she faced only four opponents in the Las Cienegas and breaks inside of 11 rivals this time.
Lady Prancealot closed her three-year-0ld season with in win the 1 1/4-mile American Oaks (G1T).
Mucho Unusual finished second in the 1 1/4-mile American Oaks (G1T) in her final race at age 3. She had trouble early on and was boxed in down the stretch. She should like the distance.
Carressa won the Megahertz Stakes (G3T) last month. She is making her first start on turf after five races – and two wins – on the dirt.
Super Patriot finished second in the Megahertz Stakes (G3T) last month.
J’s Top Three Picks:
- Jolie Olimpica
- Lady Prancealot