Pair of Stakes Winners Set to Tangle in Juvenile Fillies Turf
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Anne D. Scott’s a number of stakes-winning gelding Galleon Mast, unraced since Labor Day, will get the possibility to finish one streak and proceed one other when he makes his return in Saturday’s $60,000 Thousands and thousands Turf Dash at Gulfstream Park West.
The 1 1/16-mile Turf Preview for 3-year-olds and up is one in every of two Florida-bred grass stakes on the nine-race program, joined by the $60,000 Juvenile Fillies Turf going one mile. First race submit time is 12:35 p.m.
Galleon Mast has but to win a race in 5 scattered begins this yr, all in stakes, with one second and three thirds. The 7-year-old has gained at the least as soon as in every of his first 5 seasons, together with back-to-back editions of the Turf Preview at Gulfstream West, the place he has three wins and a second from seven profession ties.
“It’s been just a little irritating this yr,” coach David Fawkes mentioned. “I gave him a whole lot of time and when he got here again I don’t suppose he acquired again into his recreation like I believed he would. However, I’ll inform you what. Proper now, he’s pretty much as good as I’ve ever seen him. He’s put weight on. Every thing’s nice about what he’s doing.”
Galleon Mast gained the 2018 Turf Preview by a nostril and final yr’s version by a head. He hasn’t gained since, ending second within the Soldier’s Dancer in June and third within the Jan. 18 Sunshine Thousands and thousands Turf, July 25 Mecke and Sept. 7 Mr. Steele, all at Gulfstream.
“He’s coaching glorious. I’m actually enthusiastic about working him,” Fawkes mentioned. “He’s doing actually, actually good.”
Galleon Mast has been first or second in 23 of 38 profession races, 10 of them wins, with eight thirds and $657,370 in purse earnings. Second within the 2018 Canadian Turf (G3) in the course of the Championship Meet, he has proven Fawkes no indicators of slowing down.
“We all the time spaced his races out fairly good. On the similar time, the way in which issues have been going this yr there’s been races I’ve needed to run him in and haven’t had the chance,” Fawkes mentioned. “His longevity is unimaginable. He’s been with me for therefore lengthy. He’s an actual cool horse. It’d be nice to win this race a 3rd time.”
Paco Lopez, aboard for every of his earlier Turf Preview wins, rides again from Put up 7 in a discipline of 10.
Michael Dubb and Bethlehem Stables’ Muggsamatic beat Galleon Mast by a size within the Soldier’s Dancer and returns as one in every of two horses entered by coach Mike Maker, together with Second Mate. Muggsamatic, 6, is a 10-time profession winner exiting a third-place effort Sept. 16 at Kentucky Downs.
Eccentric Membership Racing Secure’s Second Mate completed off the board in a one-mile optionally available claiming allowance Oct. 29 at Gulfstream West behind Max Ok.O., who additionally returns within the Turf Preview. One other 7-year-old gelding who, like Galleon Mast, is by Mizzen Mast, Second Mate was overwhelmed a head and neck when third in final yr’s Turf Preview.
Community Stables’ Sir Seamus had a three-race win streak snapped when fourth in an off-the-turf optionally available claiming allowance going 1 1/8 miles Sept. 12 at Gulfstream. The 4-year-old gelding has gained 4 of six begins since coach Carlos David – who gained two stakes at Gulfstream West final weekend – claimed him from Maker for $16,000 in February.
“He’s not straightforward to coach however I believe we’ve acquired his quantity, and he’s carried out effectively. He’s been superb. His second begin for us he didn’t run effectively. He acquired just a little bumped across the flip and he simply form of gave up that day,” David mentioned. “He may need twisted his knee just a little bit or one thing, as a result of he was just a little sore the subsequent day. However after that we did just a little work with him and he gained three in a row.
“They had been cheaper races, however he had nice numbers,” he added. “He likes to be on the lead and he’s very onerous to charge, so for those who’re going to have a horse urgent him he’s going to have a tough time. He’s gained at a mile and a sixteenth earlier than, and if we get a great journey he ought to be capable of do it.”
Rancho Alegre’s 3-year-old Monforte has but to race at Gulfstream West however is six-for-11 lifetime together with a victory within the 7 ½-furlong Bear’s Den Sept. 5 and has gained 4 of 5 begins since being claimed for $35,000 by coach Ruben Gracida final fall.
Scraps, winner of the 2019 Bear’s Den, Hero Up, Sassy However Sensible and Venezuelan Hug full the sphere.
Pair of Stakes Winners Set to Tangle in Juvenile Fillies Turf
Homebreds Quinoa Tifah and Candy Souper Candy, each exiting stakes wins on completely different surfaces, will get the possibility to match that feat on the grass after they sq. off in Saturday’s $60,000 Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Arindel’s Quinoa Tifah will probably be stretching out to her longest distance but, having most lately gained the seven-furlong Our Pricey Peggy by three lengths in front-running vogue Sept. 26 at Gulfstream Park, a race initially carded for the grass however contested over a sloppy and sealed important observe. The Gemologist filly broke her maiden on the filth in April and was fifth within the 5 ½-furlong Bolton Touchdown in her turf debut Aug. 19 at Saratoga.
The Bolton Touchdown was additionally the lone turf begin for Reside Oak Plantation’s Candy Souper Candy, who completed sixth. The daughter of First Samurai is unbeaten in two begins on the artificial floor at Presque Isle Downs, breaking her maiden June 27 and sprinting to a 2 ¼-length victory within the 6 ½-furlong Presque Isle Debutante Oct. 5.
Additionally coming off a victory is Palm Seashore Racing Partnership’s Viva La Reina, who put away her foes early and saved on for a 1 ¼-length maiden particular weight triumph Oct. 17 at Gulfstream West, a race moved from the turf to a quick important observe. Samy Camacho, up for that begin, will get the return name from Put up 1.
“I used to be truly impressed with the way in which she dealt with the filth that day. I knew she had expertise as a result of she labored superb from the gate and on the filth, however the distance was just a little bit difficult going seven-eighths for the primary time,” coach Carlos David mentioned. “She pulled it off and she or he did it going away, so I used to be very impressed by that. And I’m considering she’s going to be even higher on the turf and with the mile.”
Viva La Reina has breezed over the turf course at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite tv for pc coaching facility in Palm Seashore County, since her maiden rating. She is by Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby (G1) and 2013 Dubai World Cup and runner-up within the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1).
“If I had been to enter her in a race going six furlongs on the filth, I believe she would have been spectacular anyway and she or he would have gotten a greater quantity,” David mentioned. “So, we’re going to present her this race on the grass as a result of she’s well-bred for it and I believe she will deal with the space.”
Additionally entered are Seashore Chick, Double Blessed, Emirates Affair, Inthewinnerscircle, Particular Inclusion, Tantalizing Gal and Yafa.
Gulfstream Park West Entries for Saturday, Nov. 21
Photograph: Galleon Mast. (Lauren King)