Ticker
  • Avanti Bello (3-1) proves best to win his second straight Tiznow Stakes.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Girvin (8-1) upsets the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Unified (2-1) makes a winning return in the Grade 3 Gulfstream Park Sprint.Posted 2 days ago
  • Enterprising (3-1) runs down Oscar Nominated in the Grade 3 Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 2 days ago
  • Morticia (2-1) game all the way in the Melody of Colors.Posted 2 days ago
  • Farrell (7-2) pulls away to win the Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra.Posted 2 days ago
  • Yorkiepoo Princess (9-5) races through fog to win the Busher Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Honorable Duty (5-1) holds on to take the Grade 3 Mineshaft Handicap.Posted 2 days ago
  • Believe in Bertie (3-5) sets new course record in Daisy Devine.Posted 2 days ago
  • Hogy (5-2) earns his 16th career victory in the Colonel Power.Posted 2 days ago

Battle of Hastings Favored in Turf Handicap

Little Mike and Twilight Meteor each wired their respective fields at big odds last out, but neither figures to be favored for the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT) Feb. 5 when a well-balanced group of eight lines up.

Little Mike overcame the 11 post when taking the 1 1/16-mile Ft. Lauderdale (gr. IIIT) Jan. 9 at Gulfstream, but will likely be an outsider again against Battle of Hastings, who finished a troubled sixth as the beaten favorite. Smart Bid, who was third in that race, also returns for another try.

Twilight Meteor’s narrow Topical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) victory at Calder Dec. 4 was his second consecutive graded stakes triumph, but he doesn’t figure to get the lead against the speedy Little Mike this time around.

Little Mike, now in the barn of Dale Romans, held off a charging Blues Street by a nose in the Ft. Lauderdale in his graded stakes debut. It was the fifth win in the last six starts for the 4-year-old Spanish Steps gelding, who has improved dramatically since switching to turf last summer. A Florida homebred of Carlo Vaccarezza, Little Mike won at 12-1 odds, setting brisk fractions before desperately hitting the wire first under Joe Bravo.


Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories