Former Claimer Stallwalkin' Dude the Favorite in $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes
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Thu 17/12/2015 - 23:26 EST
On Saturday at Gulfstream Park, the stakes action will begin with the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes. A Grade 3 event scheduled to be run at six furlongs on the main track, the race has drawn a field of seven colts and geldings.
Stallwalkin’ Dude has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 9-5 for trainer David Jacobson. A five-year-old son of City Place, the bay gelding is a thirteen time winner and will be trying to earn the first graded stakes victory of his career. He has ascended from the claiming ranks and is a multiple minor stakes winner. He won his last start at Gulfstream Park and will break from post three under jockey Javier Castellano.
X Y Jet sharp since returning off the bench
Second choice at morning line odds of 7-2 is X Y Jet for trainer Jorge Navarro. A three-year-old son of Kantharos, the gray gelding has been on the board in nine of his eleven starts and is a three-time winner. He is stepping back up to graded stakes company after back to back victories against optional claiming company after returning off of a six-month layoff. Emisael Jaramillo will be aboard from post position five.
Weekend Hideaway looking for first graded win
Also in the field at morning line odds of 4-1 is Weekend Hideaway for trainer Philip Serpe. A five-year-old son of Speightstown, the chestnut is an eight-time winner and has been on the board in four of his nine starts this year. He was last seen winning an allowance race at Gulfstream Park West and will be trying for his first graded stakes win. Paco Lopez will be in the irons and they will break from the outside post.
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