Gulfstream: Spelling Again, Delta Bluesman Win Features at Summit of Speed

HorseracingFLA Staff Report

Spelling Again and Delta  Bluesman won Saturday’s co-feature races  on Summit  of Speed day at  Gulfstream Park, and in the process  gained starting gate spots in 2016 Breeders’ Cup races.

Spelling Again, at 3-1, held off the late-running Cali Star to win by a neck in the $250,000 Princess Rooney (Grade 2) at seven furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

The victory earned Spelling Again an entry fee-paid berth in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly and  Mare  Sprint to be run Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

Spelling Again won in 1:22.09 on the track  listed as  fast. Luis Saez rode for trainer Brad Cox and owner See Jay Racing.

Delta Bluesman took the lead coming around the turn and pulled away to win by 3 ¾ lengths over  Limousine Liberal in the $250,000 Smile (Grade 2).

The Smile is six furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds.

The win earned Delta Bluesman an entry fee-paid berth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint  (Grade 1) at  Santa Anita on Nov. 5.

Delta Bluesman, at 3-2, won the Smile in 1:08.94. Emisael  Jaramillo rode for trainer Jorge Navarro and owner Monster  Racing Stables.

Princess Rooney

7 – Spelling Again      8.80    4.80   2.60

1 —  Cali Star                          5.00   2.80

4 – Birdatthewire                               2.20


1 – Delta Bluesman       5.00   2.60   2.20

3 – Limousine Liberal           2.60   2.20

5 – Chief Lion                                   2.40

Here are the winners of the seven other Summit of Speed stakes races:

*$150,000 Carry Back (Grade 3), 7 furlongs dirt, 3-year-olds — Rated R Superstar

*$100,00 Azalea, 7 furlongs dirt, 3-year-old fillies – Dearest

*$75,000 Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint. 5 furlongs turf, 3-year-olds and up – Doctor J Dub

*75,000 Birdonthewire, 5 ½ furlongs dirt, 2-year-olds – Three Rules

*$75,000 Cassidy, 5 ½ furlongs dirt, 2-year-old fillies – Cajun Delta Dawn

*$75,000 Miesque’s Approval, 1 1/16 miles turf; 3-year-olds and up – Aire Bueno

*$75,000 Spook Express, 1 1/16 miles turf, fillies and mares, 3-years-old  and up – Pink  Poppy