Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream Park

Dave Bond
Updated: February 9, 2012 -- 1:45 PM ET

Las Vegas, NV -- The Grade 2 Hutcheson Stakes takes place on Saturday, February 11th on a packed day of horse betting action at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. A very competitive field of six three-year-olds will race seven furlongs for the $150,000 purse. The Hutcheson Stakes is the 8th race on the program with a Post Time of 3:49 PM ET.

The Hutcheson acts as an early prep race for the upcoming $1 million Florida Derby next month. Needless to say, there is a lot on the line. Speed is the name of the game in this race - a sprint shootout is guaranteed as the three-year-olds try to make names for themselves ahead of some bigger events to come later this year.

Let's take a look at the six entries and what got them to the Hutcheson.

Hutcheson Stakes betting at Gulfstream Park with

Ever So Lucky - is a Kentucky Derby prospect that has a win at a Maiden Special Weight at Churchill Downs on November 11th and a second two weeks later at the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs in just two career starts. Ever So Lucky starts from post 6 on Saturday.

Thunder Moccasin - Thunder Moccasin won his only career start at Gulfstream - a Maiden Special Weight on December 24th. Thunder Moccasin is largely unproven but is a threat from post 3.

Il Villano - has five career starts including a third last time out at the Count Fleet Stakes at Aqueduct and before that a win at the Southampton Stakes at Parx in December. In five career starts overall, Il Villano has three wins, a second and a third.

Wildcat Creek - moves over from Tampa Bay Downs after a pair of second place finishes - the Pasco Stakes and the Inaugural Stakes. A look at his career racing summary isn't all that impressive however - six starts, one win and only two seconds.

Quick Wit - has raced almost exclusively at Gulfstream Park and had a first and a second in a pair of Maiden Special Weight races in January.

Tarpy's Goal - Tarpy's goal won an Allowance Optional Claiming last time out at Gulfstream on January 21st - this after an 8th place finish at another Allowance optional Claiming on January 16th.

The Hutcheson Stakes is Race 8 on Gulstream's Saturday card with a Post Time of 3:49 PM ET.





ML Odds


Tarpy's Goal

J. Castellano

D. Romans



Wildcat Creek

A. Serpa

E. Plesa, Jr.



Thunder Moccasin

J. Velazquez

T. Pletcher



Quick Wit

R. Dominguez

D. Romans



Il Villano

E. Trujillo

S. Crowell



Ever So Lucky

J. Leparoux

J. Sheppard


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