HorseracingFLA Staff Report
An allowance/optional claiming race for two-year-olds at six furlongs on dirt is the feature race on Friday’s card at Gulfstream Park.
It is the second race, with scheduled post of 1:23 p.m.
The field is down to just four, following the morning scratch of Francesco Appeal for what the Gulfstream Web site noted as “veterinarian” reasons.
The remaining runners all have one win and potential as stakes horses. Thus, it should be a fun race for watching if not for betting.
There are ten Friday races, with first post at 12:50 p.m.
Five races are scheduled for turf. The Weather Channel Forecast is for a 15 percent chance of rain during racing hours in Hallandale Beach, where Gulfstream is located.
There is a carryover of $49,853 on the Rainbow 6, on races five through ten.
By placing the small field feature as the second race, Gulfstream kept it out of the Rainbow 6 and the Late Pick 5.
The race has a $43,000 purse and a $75,000 optional claiming price. Thanksgod is the only entrant in for the tag.
The others in the field are Sweetontheladies, Chatiment and Inkspired.
We will have a preview and coverage this afternoon on our blog.
*On Saturday, Gulfstream will have 12 races with first post of 12:35 p.m.
On Sunday, it will have eleven races with first post of 12:50 p.m.
There are no stakes races either day.
Gulfstream’s next major stakes day will be Saturday Sept. 3, with eight stakes races including the second legs in each of the four divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes Series.