Sprinters in Spotlight in Gulfstream Feature

HorseRacingFLA Staff Report

The late-running Yourdreamsormine and the speedster Mr. Baker head the field for Sunday’s ninth and feature race at Gulfstream Park.

It is six furlongs on dirt for three-year-olds and up, with a $45,000 purse and a $62,500 optional claiming price.  The field is down to eight runners, following the morning scratch of Something Awesome.

Scheduled post is 4:32 p.m.

The dirt track is listed as fast and the turf is listed as firm for the second day of Gulfstream’s championship meet.

There is a carryover of $11,098 on the Rainbow 6, on races five through ten.

We will have coverage  on our blog.

Gulfstream opened its meet with an 11-race card highlighted by the nine stakes races of the national Claiming Crown.

Royal Posse won the featured $200,000 Jewel Stakes for the second straight year.

Royal Posse rallied from fifth place after three-quarters of a mile and beat Diamond Bachelor by a half-length in the 1 1/8 mile dirt stakes.  It was restricted to three-year-olds and up that had raced for a claiming price of $35,000 or lower at least once in 2015 or 2016.

Royal Posse, a 5-year-old gelding, won in 1:49.84 on the track listed as fast. Luis Saez rode for trainer Rudy Rodriguez.

Gulfstream had all-sources handle of $11,115,864 for its opening day.