Special Saturday Pick 3 at Gulfstream Park – May 16, 2020
By New York Hot List Staff
With racing still on hold at Belmont Park, the New York Hot List team would like to offer the Special Saturday Pick 3 that includes two stakes races at Gulfstream Park. The sequence features an appearance by Grade 1 turf winner Got Stormy in the $75,000 Powder Break and the $100,000 Musical Romance for Florida-bred fillies and mares.
race 8 – Allowance OC75/N1X – 4:21 p.m. ET – This allowance race has a field of eight 3-year-olds going a one-turn mile.
race 9 – Powder Break – 4:52 p.m. ET – The Powder Break, which will be run at a mile on the turf, drew a field of 11 fillies and mares that includes several highly accomplished stakes winners. The race is loaded with early speed, so the late runners have an advantage.
Got Stormy (#10) recently finished second against the boys in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1) at Santa Anita Park, coming up a neck short of a victory for trainer Mark Casse.
“She’s training extremely well. She went out and ran a great race in California her last start. It’s tough when you ship all the way to California. You’re taking a disadvantage there,” Casse said. “She got beat a neck. She ran her rear end off in their house. I’m very proud of her.”
Valiance (#7) debuted for trainer Todd Pletcher last year as a 3-year-old and in a three-month period won a trio of races including the Open Mind Stakes at Monmouth Park in June. She returns after a 10-month layoff.
“She’s been training lights out. I feel like she’s in great form, but it won’t be an easy spot off the layoff,” said Pletcher. “It’s pretty rare you see one go maiden, a-other-than, stake their first three starts, so she’s a pretty impressive filly.”
race 10 – Musical Romance – 5:24 p.m. ET – Nine Florida-bred fillies and mares will go seven-furlongs with the graded stakes winner Bellera (#2) likely to be the favorite for Todd Pletcher. She has been off since a January victory, cuts back to this one-turn distance, and may be vulnerable.
- $1 Special Saturday Pick 3 on races 8-10 at Gulfstream Park – 2, 5 with 7, 10 with 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 = $20.
- 50¢ Pick 3 on races 8-10 at Gulfstream Park – 1, 2, 5 with 7, 8, 10 with 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 = $22.50.