Friday Preview: 3-YOs in Gulfstream Feature; Turf Allowance for Distaffs Tops Tampa Card

HorseRacingFLA Staff Report

The Friday feature race at Gulfstream Park is seven furlongs on dirt for three-year-olds and is headed by the highly-regarded colts Alum and Speedmeister.

It is a $75,000 optional claimer with a $48,000 purse. Scheduled post is 4:32 p.m.

Alum, trained by Todd Pletcher, and Speedmeister, trained by Mark Casse, both have one impressive win in their young careers.

Both are sons of Bodemeister, the successful young sire who finished second in 2012 in the Kentucky Derby and in the Preakness.  I’ll Have Another caught Bodemeister in the final strides in both races.

Gulfstream has a ten-race card with first post of 12:35 p.m.

Tampa Bay Down has nine races on Friday, with first post of 12:25 p.m.TampaRacing4_Days

The featured seventh race is one mile on turf for fillies and mares four-years-old and up. It is a $32,000 optional claimer with a $22,500 purse.

Conditions are fast and firm at both tracks.

During the afternoon, we will have coverage of both tracks on our blog.