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Posted Friday, August 17, 2018
Mendelssohn has joined the prospective Aug. 25 field. Get an updated look.
Posted Friday, August 17, 2018
Thunder Snow's set for campaign that brings him back to Churchill for the Breeders' Cup.
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2018
D. Wayne Lukas sees Bravazo developing like Will Take Charge before the Travers.
Posted Sunday, August 05, 2018

Salomon Del Valle’s Gunnevera is set for a return to action Friday at Gulfstream Park, where he is scheduled to face four rivals, including Chilean Derby champion Leitone.


A multiple graded-stakes winner, Gunnevera hasn’t raced since exiting an eighth-place finish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) with a nasty hoof injury. The Kentucky-bred 4-year-old was freshened in Ocala for two months to give the hoof time to heal before returning to Sano’s Gulfstream Park West stable.


In preparation for his return to action, the son of Dialed In has had a series of seven workouts at Gulfstream Park West, including a bullet five-furlong breeze in a minute Saturday morning.


“My horse is doing very good,” trainer Antonio Sano said. “After this race, I want to run in the Woodward.”


The Woodward (G1) at Saratoga will be run Sept. 1. The ultimate goal, Sano said, is the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs Nov. 3.


Gunnevera, who capped his 3-year-old season with a fifth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar, finished third in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Jan. 27 before venturing to Dubai.


Edgard Zayas has the mount for Friday’s return, a 1 1/16-mile optional claiming allowance carded as Race 4.


Leitone, a multiple Grade 1 winner in Chile who was purchased privately by Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and R. A. Hill Stable following his triumph in the El Derby (G1) at Valparaiso Feb. 4, is scheduled to clash with Gunnevera while making his U.S. debut. The 4-year-old Chilean-bred son of Dunkirk hasn’t been worse than third in eight starts. Trainer Kathy Ritvo named Luca Panici to ride.


Asterisk, an impressive five-length winner of a 1 1/16-mile optional claiming allowance last time out, Unbridled Holiday, and Millionaire Runner round out the field.

Posted Sunday, August 05, 2018
Todd Pletcher's pointing Tapwrit to the Woodward off a flat Whitney effort.
Posted Saturday, August 04, 2018
Gunnevera will point to the Woodward Stakes after a Friday return at Gulfstream.
Posted Saturday, August 04, 2018
Todd Pletcher anticipates a rebound effort Sunday by the famous one-eyed runner.
Posted Saturday, July 28, 2018
My Boy Jack will receive 90 days off to "refresh his batteries."
Posted Friday, July 27, 2018
Chad Brown says Good Magic's back to his old self for a try at the Haskell.
Posted Thursday, July 26, 2018
The former Kentucky Derby runner will return to the Grade 1 level at Saratoga.
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