Las Vegas, NV -- The $150,000 Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes come our way this weekend - Saturday March 17th from beautiful Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The race will be contested over seven furlongs on Gulfstream's main dirt track and features fillies and mares four years old and upward.
11 quality entrants will go in race 10 on Gulfstream's Saturday schedule with a post time of 5:35 PM ET. The impressive field includes the reigning Eclipse Award winner as filly and mare sprinter and the top three finishers in the Hurricane Bertie Stakes on this track on February 19th. There are multiple graded stakes winners in the field as well - it should be fun!
Inside Information Stakes Race Favorites
Musical Romance - Eclipse Award winner from last year will look to rebound after a disappointing fourth last time out in the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint on January 28th. In 2011 Musical Romance won the Grade 2 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes and the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Fillies and Mare Sprint. Despite the poor performance (and maybe some bad luck as well) last time out; Musical Romance has to be the favorite even though she is zero for five in her starts at Gulfstream.
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R Holiday Mood - R Holiday Mood is the hottest horse coming into Saturday's race. She has five wins in eight career starts including her last two starts at Gulfstream - the Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie Stakes on February 19th and the Ocala Stakes on January 8th. R Holiday Mood also won the Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in May. Don't take your eyes off R Holiday Mood!
Remaining Field Entries
Her Smile - Her Smile recently finished third in the Hurricane Bertie and before that was third at the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint in November 4th behind the likes of Musical Romance. Her Smile has shown well in big races - a win at the Grade 1 Prioress Stakes at Belmont in July proves that notion.
Funny Sunny - last time out Funny Sunny finished an impressive second in the Hurricane Bertie and before that won an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Gulfstream on January 8th. Prior to that she finished an unflattering sixth at the Grade 2 Lexus Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland in October. Funny Sunny has three wins in eight career starts.
Hot Summer - is a two-time Grade 3 stakes winner but has stumbled lately with eighth place finished in the Manatee Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in January and the Grade 2 Lexus Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland in October.
Belle of the Hall - most recently finished fourth in the Hurricane Bertie but before that won an Allowance Optional Claiming at this distance at Gulfstream on January 20th. Belle of the Hall was a disappointing 5th at the Elmer Heubeck Distaff at Calder in November but does have four wins in 10 career starts.
Magical Feeling - most recently won the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel Park on February 18th and before that was third in an Allowance Optional Claiming race on the same track January 21st. Magical Feeling has an impressive 11 wins in 19 career starts.
Groupie Doll - has placed in eight of 10 career starts including a third at the Grade 3 Sabin Stakes on February 25th and a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming race on January 27th both at Gulfstream.
Catch a Thief - has raced a couple of Allowance Optional Claiming races at Gulfstream lately finishing 10th on February 15th and third on January 20th.
Persuading - has only four wins in 22 career starts. Last time out she was 7th in the Grade 3 Suwannee River Stakes on February 11th at Gulfstream and before that was 11th in the Grade 3 Marshua's River Stakes on January 7th on the same track.
Much Rejoicing - has four wins in 13 career starts. Most recently she was third at the Manatee Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on January 21st.
Inside Information Stakes Entries
Race 10 on Gulfstream's Saturday card with a Post Time of 5:35 PM.
|1||Belle of the Hall||E. Trujillo||T. Albertrani|
|2||Persuading||J. Castanon||D. Romans|
|3||Catch a Thief||J. Leparoux||T. Hills|
|4||Funny Sunny||K. Desormeaux||R. Hess, Jr.|
|5||Musical Romance||J. Leyva||W. Kaplan|
|6||R Holiday Mood||J. Velazquez||T. Pletcher|
|7||Much Rejoicing||J. Lezcano||J. Toner|
|8||Hot Summer||L. Saez||D. Fawkes|
|9||Groupie Doll||R. Maragh||W. Bradley|
|10||Magical Feeling||R. Alvarado, Jr.||A. Iwinski|
|11||Her Smile||J. Castellano||C. Brown|