Souper Colossal Trying the Turf in $75,000 Texas Glitter Stakes
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Thu 05/02/2015 - 18:12 EST
On Saturday at Gulfstream Park, the track will host the inaugural running of the $75,000 Texas Glitter Stakes. The five-furlong contest is scheduled to be run on the turf and has drawn a field of nine three-year-olds.
Souper Colossal will be making his sophomore debut and has been installed as the morning line favorite at 8-5 for trainer Edward Plesa, Jr. Purchased for $350,000 as a yearling, the bay son of War Front earned three consecutive victories as a juvenile before finishing seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). He has had a recent bullet workout in preparation for his first start of the year and will be trying the turf for the first time. Joel Rosario will be aboard from post position eight.
It's Not Me back after sharp win
Second choice at 7-2 on the morning line is It’s Not Me who wheels back after winning the OBS Sprint Stakes on January 27 in a front-running performance. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he has won four of his eight career starts including two stakes races. He was eighth in his only other attempt on the lawn. Edgard Zayas, aboard for his 8 ¾ length score last out, will remain in the irons and they will break from post position seven.
Pow Wow Pal making stakes debut
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Pow Wow Pal for trainer Wesley Ward. Bred and owned by My Meadowview Farm, the bay son of Indian Charlie will be making his stakes debut after breaking his maiden as the favorite in his third career start last time out. He was second in both prior efforts against maidens. Rafael Hernandez has retained the mount and they are scheduled to break from post position five.
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