Three Rules, the 2016 Florida Sire Stakes series hero, was sent to the Gulfstream Park track Saturday for a maintenance five-furlong breeze in preparation for a start in Saturday’s $1 million Summit of Speed card of six stakes. Nominated to both the $150,000 Carry Back (G3), a seven-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds, and the $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3), a six-furlong dash for 3-year-olds and up, Three Rules worked an easy five furlongs in 1:03.11. In his previous work, the Jose Pinchin-trained son of Gone Astray drilled five-furlongs in 59.45 seconds, the fastest of 19 recorded.
Monster Racing’s Delta Bluesman drilled six furlongs in 1:11 handily at Monmouth Park for a scheduled title defense in the Smile, also a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ race. Last year, the Jorge Navarro-trained gelding registered a 3 ¾-length decision over Limousine Liberal. Spring Meet leading jockey Tayler Gaffalione has the mount aboard Delta Bluesman.
Gelfenstein Farm’s Dearest, a graded-stakes winner who won the Azalea for 3-year-old fillies on last year’s Summit of Speed program, turned in a bullet workout at Gulfstream Park West Saturday. The daughter of Midshipman breezed five-furlongs in 59 seconds in preparation for a start in next Saturday’s $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2), a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ event.
Source: Gulfstream Park