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.