Don’t Get Khozy and Boerne, two horses at the other aspect of streaks, percentage the an identical purpose of changing into a stakes winner as they sq. off for the primary time in Saturday’s $75,000 Azalea at Gulfstream Park.
The Azalea for 3-year-old fillies stocks best billing on a 12-race program with the $75,000 Lift Again for 3-year-olds, each sprinting seven furlongs at the primary observe. First race put up time is midday ET.
Drawing Away Strong’s Don’t Get Khozy might be making her 16th occupation get started and primary in a stake within the Azalea, coming in off back-to-back victories at Gulfstream, each beneath five-pound apprentice jockey Joseph Trejos, who will get the go back name.
A chestnut daughter of Khozan out of the Grahame Corridor mare Get Spotted, Don’t Get Khozy ran for a $25,000 tag when she cruised by way of 4 lengths in a one-mile claiming match June 10. She got here again 10 days later to romp by way of 7 half of lengths in a seven-furlong not obligatory claiming allowance for $75,000.
“She’s doing excellent,” teacher Antonio Sano stated. “She’s coaching superb and dealing superb. She gained really easy the ultimate two instances, and I feel the Azalea goes to be a excellent race for her.”
Don’t Get Khozy owns 4 wins, 3 seconds and a 3rd in 9 races since being claimed by way of Sano for $16,000 out of a fourth-place end Jan. 9. All 4 wins have are available in her ultimate 5 begins, sandwiching a runner-up effort in a seven-furlong claiming dash Would possibly 22.
As a 2-year-old, Don’t Get Khozy raced 5 instances with one victory, a maiden claiming triumph in mid-October at Gulfstream Park West, the place Sano is primarily based.
“I keep in mind when the filly was once a child and I appreciated her. Earlier than we claimed her she completed 2nd at Gulfstream and I stated, ‘Subsequent time, I’m going to assert her,’” Sano stated. “We claimed her in January and on a daily basis she has gotten higher and higher and higher.”
Sano additionally entered Briannjenn Racing’s Addilyn, maximum not too long ago 3rd in the back of Up in Smoke and Boerne within the 6 1/2-furlong Recreation Face June 6 at Gulfstream. By way of Grade 1 winner Palace Malice, Addilyn might be making her 13th get started and 8th in a stakes.
“Addilyn is a great filly. She is in excellent situation. In her ultimate race, she simply overlooked 2nd in the back of some excellent horses,” Sano stated. “She is a pleasing filly and I feel the race might be excellent for her.”
Leonel Reyes replaces Trejos, aboard within the Recreation Face, from Publish 3. Trejos and Don’t Get Khozy will spoil from Publish 5.
De Luca and Sons Strong’s Boerne had her three-race win streak snapped within the Recreation Face, her stakes debut the place the fast daughter of Fed Biz held a brief lead coming into the stretch however was once not able to carry off the winner throughout the lane.
Previous to that race, Boerne had strung in combination maiden particular weight, not obligatory claiming allowance and allowance victories by way of 15 blended lengths, the latter two at 6 ½ furlongs. The Azalea might be her longest race up to now.
“We’re taking a look ahead to Saturday,” teacher Juan Carlos Avila stated. “I feel I’ve been coaching Boerne higher this time, giving her extra robust gallop-outs to get able for the race.”
Boerne raced as soon as at 2, completing 5th in a maiden particular weight at Gulfstream Park West. She breezed two times previous to the sport face however Avila selected to circumvent a piece within the 4 weeks since and gallop into the race.
“She had two excellent works and she or he had the race, and now she’s able,” Avila stated. “She’s galloped, galloped, galloped so I didn’t breeze her. I love her for Saturday. I feel she is going to just like the seven furlongs.”
Edgard Zayas has been up for all of Boerne’s races and can journey again from Publish 6.
Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables and David Simon’s Bankruptonthebeach might be making her first get started for teacher Mike Maker within the Azalea.
The Temple Town filly debuted with a maiden particular weight win ultimate July at Monmouth Park and completed off the board within the Feb. 15 Huge Nation at Laurel Park ultimate out.
C J Thoroughbreds’ Compensate, 2nd within the five-furlong Melody of Colours at the Gulfstream turf March 21, was once bumped in the beginning of the Recreation Face and rushed up into rivalry earlier than tiring to 6th.
In her simplest tries at seven furlongs, she broke her maiden ultimate fall over Woodbine’s artificial floor and was once 5th after environment the tempo of the Feb. 1 Ahead Gal (G3) at Gulfstream.
Finishing the sphere is Juan Arrigada owned-and-trained Estilo Talentoso, whose identify interprets to ‘gifted taste.’ The granddaughter of 2005 Preakness (G1) and Belmont (G1) winner Afleet Alex hasn’t ever been worse than 3rd in six begins together with 4 seconds and a maiden particular weight conquer a sloppy and sealed Gulfstream floor June 17 going one mile.
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