OffTrackBetting.com - The Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes comes our way this Saturday, March 19 from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will be featured when they take to Gulfstream's dirt track and race seven furlongs for the winner's share of the $200,000 purse.
A field of 10 will give it a go in the Inside Information Stakes - race 12 on Gulfstream Park's Saturday schedule. Post time is 6:05 PM. Here is a peek into the past performances of all 10 combatants for this Grade 2 stakes.
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Best Behavior - recorded a respectable second in the minor Miami Shores Handicap here in January, 2015 but struggled after that - a fifth in the 2015 Inside Information Stakes here in March followed a tenth in the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie Handicap in February. Best Behavior has regained her form lately - an OK third in this year's Inside Information Stakes February 13 followed a nice win in the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl Stakes on this track with a 103 Beyer Speed Figure December 26, a second in the Grade 3 Rampart Stakes here December 12, a win in an Allowance Optional Claiming in July and a second in the minor Barely Even Handicap in June - all results on this track. Best Behavior has placed in seven straight races ahead of this weekend - competitive every time out. John Velazquez will try to keep that roll going when the 123 pound co-highweight leaves from post 5.
You Bought Her - was very good at the beginning of last year - two wins and two seconds in her first four starts of 2015 including a win in the minor Minaret Stakes at Tampa Bay in February and a second in the 2015 Inside Information Stakes. She had a couple of poor results after that but has looked good recently again. A win last time out by 4 1/4 lengths in the minor Minaret Stakes at Tampa Bay February 20 followed a second by a head in the minor Sunshine Millions Distaff here January 16, a third in the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl Stakes in December and a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming November 28. You Bought Her now has eight wins, 10 seconds and six third place finishes in 38 career starts and looks good ahead of this weekend. Jockey Brian Pedroza has been tabbed to ride from gate 3 Saturday.
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Tiger Ride - Graham Motion trained filly has five wins and a third place finish in nine career starts. Last time out was a career best effort - a victory in the Grade 3 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes at Keeneland in October. That followed a nice win in the minor Indiana Grand Stakes September 9, a fourth in the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks and another minor stakes win - the TaWee Stakes in July. Her other graded stakes results were a fifth in the Grade 3 Appalachian Stakes in April and a fourth in the Grade 3 Florida Oaks in March. Tiger Ride has won three of her last four starts overall - in good form ahead of this week. She chases her second straight graded stakes score with Luis Saez in the saddle of the other 123 pound co-highweight.
Flutterby - Jerry Bozzo trained mare has six wins, five seconds and three third place finishes in 25 career starts and looks for a strong bounce back after a troubled sixth last time out in the minor Florida Millions Distaff here January 16. Before that result was a third as favorite in the Millions Distaff Preview in November, wins in the minor Added Elegance Stakes in September and the minor Gold Mover Stakes in August (both on this track) and a second in the Grade 2 Princess Rooney Stakes in July - also here. Flutterby has placed in six of her last seven starts overall - last time out being her only bad start in a year. She has produced a number of sharp works ahead of this weekend and will have Luca Panici in the irons from post 7.
Bar of Gold - won her first three career starts - all at Aqueduct for trainer John Kimmel and has been up and down in four starts since. She does enter on the heels of three straight runner-up finishes - the Grade 2 Lexus Raven Run Stakes last time out October 17, the Grade 2 Prioress Stakes at Saratoga September 6 and the Grade 1 Test Stakes on that track in August. She also had a fourth in the Grade 3 Delaware Oaks July 11 which followed a sixth in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes in June as well. Bar of Gold looks for her first ever stakes score and has certainly been knocking on the door in her last three starts overall. Jose Lezcano gets the call from gate 6.
Stonetastic - Kelly Breen trained filly won the Grade 2 Prioress Stakes in August, 2014 and has been up and down since. Last time out was a nice win on this track in the minor Miami Shores Handicap February 14 after a second as favorite in the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl Stakes December 26, an eighth after fading in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, an Allowance Optional Claiming score by an astounding 15 3/4 lengths with a 109 Beyer Speed Figure at Parx September 1, a second in the minor Shine Again Stakes at Saratoga in August, and eight months away. She has five wins, three seconds and three third place finishes in 15 career starts and has been trending upward ahead of this race. Paco Lopez has the mount from gate 8 as Stonetastic chases her first graded stakes win in 19 months.
Miss Melinda - Martin Wolfson sends out Miss Melinda having recorded three wins, four seconds and four third place finishes in 20 career starts. She enters off an OK second in the minor Miami Shores handicap here February 14, a fifth in the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl Stakes in her only graded stakes action to date, a third in her stakes debut - the minor Dream Supreme Stakes at Churchill Downs November 27 and consecutive sevenths in Allowance Optional Claiming races this past fall. Miss Melinda has been OK so far but will be after her first stakes win from post 3. Edgard Zayas rides.
Kiss to Remember - Martin Wolfson trained filly has 22 career starts with five wins, eight seconds and two third place finishes. She has been disappointing lately - a fourth place finish last time out in the Grade 3 Go for Wand Handicap at Aqueduct November 27 followed a ninth in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Spring. Before that were consecutive seconds - the minor Added Elegance Stakes here September 27 and the Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga August 29, a good win in the minor Monroe Handicap at Gulfstream July 25, and a third in the Grade 3 Princess Rooney Stakes July 5 also on his track. She looked great in the summer and hopes to get back to that form Saturday. Julien Leparoux gets the call from post 9.
Engaginglee - Dale Romans trained mare makes her stakes debut Saturday having posted three wins, five second and two third place finishes in 17 career starts. She has placed in four straight races ahead of this weekend - an Allowance Optional Claiming score last time out here February 12 followed consecutive runner-up finishes in similar races in the summer and a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Churchill Downs in May. Engaginglee has been trending upward ahead of this week and will have Tyler Gaffalione in the saddle in her step up from the rail.
Dogwood Trail - Stanley Gold trained filly won the Grade 3 Azalea Stakes here in July and went on to another win in the minor Florida Sire Three Ring Stakes in August. She has failed to place in five of her last six starts however including a fifth last time out in the minor Miami Shores Handicap February 14, a sixth in the minor Ladies' Turf Sprint February 6 and fourth place finishes in the minor Sunshine Millions Distaff and the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl Stakes in December - all results on this track. Dogwood Trail has been disappointing lately but has definitely shown form in the past. Eddie Castro has been tabbed with getting her back on track Saturday from the outside post 10.
2016 Inside Information Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 12 on Gulfstream Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 6:05 PM.
|1||Engaginglee||15-1||Tyler Gaffalione||Dale Romans|
|2||You Bought Her||6-1||Brian Pedroza||David Hinsley|
|3||Miss Melinda||15-1||Edgard Zayas||Martin Wolfson|
|4||Tiger Ride||20-1||Luis Saez||H. Motion|
|5||Best Behavior||5-1||John Velazquez||Martin Wolfson|
|6||Bar of Gold||4-1||Jose Lezcano||John Kimmel|
|7||Flutterby||12-1||Luca Panici||Jerry Bozzo|
|8||Stonetastic||8-5||Paco Lopez||Kelly Breen|
|9||Kiss to Remember||10-1||Julien Leparoux||Martin Wolfson|
|10||Dogwood Trail||20-1||Eddie Castro||Stanley Gold|