Racing is underway for the Sunday Gulfstream Park West card, where races are off the turf for the second straight day.
Following the posting of this article our coverage for Sunday will move to our blog.
Due to wet conditions, following overnight rains, Sunday’s five scheduled-for-turf races have been moved to the dirt track that is listed as sloppy.
The first race, at five furlongs, was moved from turf to dirt. Street Rage rallied long the rail to win it.
Gulfstream Park is holding the GP West meet under a lease with Calder.
On Sunday there will be a new pool on the Rainbow 6, on races five through ten.
On Saturday, there was just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races. That ticket holder took down the entire Rainbow 6 jackpot/carryover of $30,871.
*Arella Princess beat Formal Class by a head after a lengthy stretch duel on a sloppy and sealed track in Saturday’s fifth and feature race at the Gulfstream Park West meet.
Competitive Player came in third in the six-furlong allowance/optional claiming race for fillies and mares three-years-old and up.
The 6-5 favorite Moulton came in fourth, another three-quarters of a length back, in the seven-horse field.
The purse was $34,000 and the optional claiming price was $16,000. None of the runners were in for the tag.
Arella Princess was the 6-1 fourth betting choice and Formal Class was the 3-1 second choice. The $2 exacta paid $53.60.
Formal Class, ridden by Edgard Zayas, led after a half mile in 45.51 seconds. Arella Princess ridden by Emisael Jaramillo, was in fourth place.
Arella Princess then rallied on the outside before catching Formal Class and then passing her in the final strides.
Arella Princess won in 1:10.83, a fast time for Calder even on a dry surface.
Mike Maker trains Arella Princess for owner Rocking Horse Stables.