Las Vegas, NV -- The 13th running of the Grade 3 Swale Stakes comes our way from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida this Saturday, March 10th. The race is open to three year olds with some serious intentions. The Swale will cover seven furlongs for a $150,000 purse.
A field of 10 three year olds will run in the Swale Stakes with no real clear cut favorite stealing the headlines. The curious omission of Thunder Moccasin has made this race wide open in the seven furlong sprint. Despite the lack of a true marquee name, the Swale is graced by a number of graded stakes winners looking to tune up for the Florida Derby on March 31st and hopefully the Kentucky Derby in May. The Swale Stakes is the 10th race on Gulfstream's Saturday schedule with a post time of 5:35 PM ET.
Ever So Lucky - is a Kentucky Derby prospect that finished second to Gemologist in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club on November 26th after winning a Maiden Special Weight at Churchill Downs on November 11th. Saturday will mark Ever So Lucky's first race of 2012 after a first and a second as a two year old.
Motor City - will also make a three year old debut on Saturday after winning the Grade 2 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs in October. This impressive finish followed a disappointing eighth place finish at the Grade 1 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland three weeks earlier. In five career starts, Motor City has two wins one second and a third place finish.
Trinniberg - finished a disappointing seventh last time out at the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint at Churchill Downs in November but before that had runner-up finishes in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes and the Grade 2 Nashua Stakes at Belmont.
Quick Wit - finished an impressive third at the Grade 2 Hutcheson Stakes on February 11th at Gulfstream after winning a Maiden Special Weight race at Gulfstream on January 28th. In four career starts, Quick Wit has a win, a second and a third place finish.
Hello Prince - won the Birdonthewire Stakes in October at Calder but followed it up with a disappointing sixth place finish at the Needles Stakes at Gulfstream on February 4th.
Silver Menace - most recently finished third at the Needles Stakes in February and before that was 6th at the Gulfstream Park Derby on New Year's Day. Silver Menace won his other two starts.
Bahamian Squall - has only one career start and it was a win at a Maiden Special Weight race at Gulfstream on February 5th.
Musical Flair - has three wins in six career starts - the last win coming in the Needles Stakes at Gulfstream on February 4th. Musical Flair followed that up with a disappointing 8th place finish at the Turf Dash Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs two weeks later.
Save - broke maiden in a race at Gulfstream on January 29th and followed it up with a second at an Allowance Optional Claiming at Gulfstream on February 26th. Save has just one win in nine career starts.
Good Morning Diva - has two career starts and one win which came last time out in a Maiden Special Weight race at Gulfstream on February 11th.
Race 10 on Gulfstream's Saturday card with a Post Time of 5:35 PM.
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