• Big Macher best in the Cary Grant! Posted 2 days ago
  • Calgary Cat blows by the field in the Kennedy Road! Posted 2 days ago
  •  California Chrome works 4f over Del Mar turf course in :52.00Posted 2 days ago
  • Belmont runner-up Commissioner returned to the work tab Nov 22 (3f in :38.12 at Palm Beach).Posted 2 days ago
  • Sunbean raises his career record to 12-for-19 lifetime with a Delta Mile victory! Posted 3 days ago
  • Ocho Ocho Ocho edges Mr. Z in the Delta Downs Jackpot! Posted 3 days ago
  • Take Charge Brandi scores again, this time in the Delta Downs Princess!Posted 3 days ago
  • Strike Charmer flew away with the Cardinal! Posted 3 days ago
  • Yahilwa and Mike Smith get the job done in the Treasure Chest!Posted 3 days ago
  • Honor Code returns a winner in an Aqueduct allowance! Posted 3 days ago

Brass Hat, She Be Wild Lead Worktab

Gulfstream Park
Photo: MEC

Fred Bradley’s 9-year-old Kentucky homebred gelding Brass Hat took another step toward his 2010 debut breezing a half-mile in 50 over the Gulfstream Park turf course for trainer William ‘Buff’ Bradley as he prepares for his first start since finishing a game second by a half-length in the Stars and Stripes Handicap (G3) at Arlington Park on Sept. 7.

A winner of more than $2 million, Brass Hat posted the biggest victory of his career winning the 2006 Donn Handicap (G1) at Gulfstream, but found his best stride last season racing in long-distance turf stakes, finishing third in the United Nations Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park and third in the Sword Dancer Invitational (G1) at Saratoga before the Stars and Stripes.

Brass Hat is nominated to next Saturday’s $150,000 Pan American Stakes (G3) to be run at 1 ½ miles on turf. He is a son of Prized, winner of the 1989 Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) run over the Gulfstream course for trainer Neil Drysdale, scoring by a head over longshot French-trained filly Sierra Roberta.

Nancy Mazzoni’s 2009 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner and Eclipse champion She Be Wild breezed an easy half-mile in 51 3/5 on the main track Sunday morning for trainer Wayne Catalano, who scratched her from the Florida Oaks (G3) last Saturday (Mar. 13) at Tampa Bay Downs because he was concerned the track might be ‘sloppy’ that afternoon.

A daughter of Offlee Wild, She Be Wild finished fifth as the favorite in the seven-furlong Forward Gal Stakes (G2) here on Jan. 31 in her only start since the Breeders’ Cup. Catalano has indicated he plans to train her up to her next start in the Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland on Sat., Apr. 3.

At Palm Meadows Sunday morning the work tab included several high-profile 3-year-olds from trainer Todd Pletcher’s arsenal of talent led by Zayat Stable’s Eskendereya, winner of the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) last out at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 20. The son of Giant’s Causeway was timed five furlongs in 1:01 4/5 in preparation for his next start in the Wood Memorial (G1) at Aqueduct on Sat., Apr. 3.

Pletcher also had E. Paul Robsham Stable’s Discreetly Mine, WinStar Farm’s Doubles Partner and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Mission Impazible going five furlongs, all three 3-year-olds also clocked in 1:01 4/5 each.

Discreetly Mine is a son of Mineshaft that will be among the favorites in next Saturday’s Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds where he won the Risen Star Stakes (G2) last out on Feb. 20. Mission Impazible is a son of Unbridled’s Song that ran fourth last out in the Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park on Feb. 20 and also is expected to run in the Louisiana Derby.

Doubles Partner is a Rock Hard Ten colt purchased for $450,000 at the Saratoga yearling sales who won an allowance on turf over Lentenor at Gulfstream on Feb. 17. He is expected to run in next Saturday’s Lane’s End Stakes (G2) at Turfway Park.


comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories