Wide Open Field Set for $100,000 Juvenile Turf at Gulfstream Park West
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Fri 07/11/2014 - 17:49 EST
On Saturday at Gulfstream Park West, a field of eleven two-year-old colts and geldings, along with one entered for the main track only, will compete in the $100,000 Juvenile Turf. The race will be run at one mile on the grass.
Hubba Shake has been installed as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 for Martin Wolfson. A two-year-old son of Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense, he has won his last two starts and made his grass debut a successful one last time out in the Armed Forces Stakes. Jonathan Gonzales, aboard for his last two wins, has retained the mount and they will break from post position eight. He has been training forwardly since his last race and clocked a bullet workout on October 27.
Less Than Perfect going for first turf win
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Less Than Perfect, one of the more experienced juveniles in the race with eight starts. Trained by Kevin Rice, the chestnut son of Pleasantly Perfect was last seen finish fifth, beaten under two-lengths, in the Bourbon Stakes (G3 ) at Keeneland. Both career victories to date have come over synthetics, including a minor stakes win. He will have Taylor Rice in the irons from post position ten.
Jaiden'sBest a live longshotwith turf pedigree
Also in the field and a longshot at 12-1 on the morning line is Jaidens Best for trainer Kathleen OConnell. Bred and owned by Gilbert Campbell, the chestnut gelded son of Wildcat Heir is trying to rebound after finishing ninth in the In Reality Stakes. He had been third in his prior two starts against stakes company after breaking his maiden. He is trying the turf for the first time and will have regular rider Eduardo Nunez aboard from post four.
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