More than a year from his last start in a stakes race, 2009
Kentucky Derby contender Square Eddie will enter the starting gate for
Saturday's Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/8-mile event will
be his second race of the year after having to sit out all of 2010.
by J. Paul Reddam, Square Eddie came to the races on January 14 with a
fantastic victory in a 6 1/2-furlong allowance race at Santa Anita Park.
The five-year-old set a new track record of 1:13.11 for the distance at
the southern California track.
"He came out fantastic, legs ice
cold, jogging sound at the shed row and ate up everything," said trainer
Doug O'Neill. "We really worked him strong in the mornings. In my mind,
it wasn't really his first race back off a layoff. It was more like his
third, because a couple of the works were race-like works."
Square Eddie has won three of 13 career starts for $854,766. As a
two-year-old in 2008 he was second to Midshipman in the $2 million
Breeders' Cup Juvenile.