Trainer Marty Wolfson sent out Farnsworth Stables LLC’s 7-year-old
mare Golden Mystery to win the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (G3) by 3
½ lengths going 6 ½ furlongs last out at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 10 and
late the next afternoon the daughter of Awesome Again was sold at the
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed sale for $625,000 to Regis Farms.
Wolfson had expressed his hope that the new owners would send Golden
Mystery back to his barn at Calder to continue her racing career while
in such top form. He got his wish when she was returned a few days
later, hitting the work tab Sunday morning with a half-mile in 49 4/5.
“She got back a few days after the sales,” said Wolfson. “She only
missed training for about five days which is how much time I gave her
after the Sunshine Millions before the Hurricane Bertie. She’ll run in
the Inside Information and the new owners have talked about the Humana
Distaff at Churchill, although nothing beyond that. Both of those races
are at seven-eighths, which she loves.”
The $150,000 Inside Information Stakes (G2) will be run here on
Sunday March 17 and the $300,000 Humana Distaff (G1) at Churchill Downs
to be run on Kentucky Derby Day May 4, both at seven furlongs, also the
distance of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) at
Santa Anita on Nov. 2.
Meanwhile, Wolfson is set to send out Silverton Hill LLC’s Swagger
Jack in next Saturday’s $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) going one
mile. The 5-year-old son of Smart Strike just missed last out when
second by a half-length behind Fort Loudon in the $150,000 Gulfstream
Sprint Championship (G2) going seven furlongs on Feb. 9 after two
allowance victories going one mile over the track.
Wolfson said before the Sprint Championship that he thought Swagger
Jack would prefer a mile to seven furlongs. Swagger Jack will get his
final tune-up for Saturday’s race with a Monday morning breeze at