By Jim Freer
Friday, Sept. 4 — My Sweet Dove took the lead entering the turn and held off a late run by Sunset Silhouette to win by 2 ¼ lengths in Thursday’s feature race at Gulfstream Park.
The Royal Boot finished third, in a six-horse field, in the six-furlong race for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. It was a $62,500 optional claimer with a $46,000 purse.
My Sweet Dove, the 8-5 favorite, was ridden by Jonathan Gonzales and won in the fast time of 1:09.94 on the main track listed as fast. She was not in for a claim.
My Sweet Dove’s win came in her second start for trainer Marty Wolf
son. She has run in stakes, and is the newest member of Wolfson’s stable of stakes-caliber distaff sprinters.
The win was the second for My Sweet Dove in eight starts on Gulfstream’s dirt track. She has three second place finishes and three third place finishes in the other six races. It was her fourth win in 21 career starts.
My Sweet Dove is a Florida-bred daughter of Hello Broadway. She was owned by Ups and Downs Racing and trained by Monte Thomas before Stars Racing bought her this summer and transferred her to Wolfson.
Centrique, Kiss to Remember and Best Behavior are among Wolfson’s other stakes caliber distaff sprinters. All are owned by Miller Racing.
$2 Mutuel Prices:
2 -MY SWEET DOVE 5.40 3.20 2.60
1 -SUNSET SILHOUETTE 3.80 2.60
3 -THE ROYAL BOOT 4.40
EXACTA — $20.60; TRIFECTA — $56.00 10; SUPERFECTA — $457.40
Gulfstream will have ten races today with first post time of 1:15 p.m.
There are no stakes races on the card. But there will be excitement among bettors at Gulfstream and in the simulcast/ADW world because the carryover on the Rainbow 6 is up to $546,213. And on Monday there will be a mandatory payout of the full carryover and pool even if there are multiple winning tickets.
Gulfstream usually pays out the full Rainbow 6 pool (day’s bets plus carryover) only on days when there is just one ticket with all six winners. On other days, after the 20 percent takeout, Gulfstream divides 70 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bets among the multiple winning tickets and puts 30 percent into the carryover.
Monday is the final day of the Gulfstream After Retirement Racing Program (GPTARP) portion of Gulfstream’s summer meet. Under state law, Gulfstream cannot continue with any carryovers beyond that date or a similar date in its racing schedule.
The Rainbow 6 carryover has been growing since July 16. That was 28 Gulfstream race days ago, and the last day on which there was just one Rainbow 6 ticket with the winners of all six races. The payoff on July 16 was $164,483.32
First post will be 12:45 p.m.on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
There will be six stakes races on Saturday, including the second legs in each of the four divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes Series.
On Sunday, Gulfstream will have the $75,000 Uanme Stakes at seven furlongs on dirt for 3-year-old fillies. The seven-horse field is laden with stakes winners.
Dogwood Trail is the likely favorite. At Gulfstream this year she won the six-furlong Azalea (Grade 3)on July 5 and the seven-furlong Tree Ring on Aug. 8. Dogwood Trail is owned by Jacks or Better Farm and trained by Stan Gold.
The Monday schedule has the $75,000 The Hard Worker Stakes at 5 ½ furlongs on turf for fillies and mares 3-years-old and