GP West Friday Card Topped by 2-YOs

HorseRacingFLA Staff Report

Fans who like the challenge of handicapping maiden races with well-bred two-year-olds are in store for some fun at the Gulfstream Park West meet on Friday.

There are four of those races on the ten-race card, with first post of 1:15 p.m.

The dirt track is listed as fast and the turf course is listed as firm at Calder—where Gulfstream Park  is holding its third annual GP West meet.

Four races are scheduled for turf, with the rail at five feet, and likely will stay on that surface.  The Weather Channel forecast is for just a 15 percent chance of rain in and around Miami Gardens, where Calder is located.

The highlight of the two-year-old races is the sixth, at five furlongs on turf.  It is a $34,000 maiden special weight.

The field is down to nine, following the morning scratch of Bad Nate.

Our War Eagle and In His Image are likely favorites.

The fifth, seventh and ninth races also are for two-year-olds.

We will have an expanded preview and afternoon coverage on our blog.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $24,164 on races five through ten.