Large Field Assembles for Wide-Open Gulfstream Park Oaks

Take Charge Paula winning the House Party Stakes at Gulfstream Park - Photo by Leslie Martin/Coglianese Photography Saturday’s $300,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park has certainly taken on a different complexion than was originally expected. The 8.5-furlong Kentucky Oaks prep race was supposed to be the goal for Fly So High, impressive winner of the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream last month. But with Fly So High sidelined by a minor injury, the [...]

Open look about Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

Separationofpowers is too strong in the Frizette Stakes (Coglianese Photos) Successive grade one victories in California have hurled Moonshine Memories into favoritism for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on November 4th, but it’s still a race where the form lines aren’t easy to establish. Moonshine Memories won both the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1) and the Chandelier Stakes (G1) in a very professional manner – getting into a stalking position quickly, attacking on the final turn, and extending [...]

Intriguing Mix of Runners in Alcibiades Stakes

You’d be forgiven for thinking the Alcibiades Stakes was a turf race rather than a grade one dirt event carrying direct entry to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) judging by the form book of the runners. Of the 10 entries, five last raced on grass, and another, Bet She Wins, last raced on Arlington’s all-weather track. This may explain why the morning-line odds are so tight, with six horses assessed at odds between 7-2 and 6-1. The switch to [...]