OffTrackBetting.com - Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida will play host to the G2 Fasig-Tipton Davona Dale Stakes on Saturday, March 4. Three year old fillies will take to Gulfstream's dirt track and race one mile for the winner's share of the $200,000 purse.
A full field of 14 will take to the track in the Davona Dale Stakes - race 10 on Gulfstream Park's ridiculous Saturday schedule. Post time is 4:34 PM. Here is a brief glance into the past performances of all 14 combatants for this G2 stakes.
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2017 Davona Dale Stakes Entries at Gulfstream Park
Miss Sky Warrior - has three wins in four career starts for trainer Kelly Breen. She enters on a very nice three race win streak - the G2 Demoiselle Stakes at Aqueduct November 26, the G3 Tempted Stakes on that track November 5 and a front-running seven length maiden score at Parx October 15. She finished fourth in her debut September 11. Miss Sky Warrior has been superb lately, owns four bullet works from nine breezes, dating back to Dec. 31 and hopes to continue that trend from post 7 Saturday. Paco Lopez has the mount.
Pretty City Dancer - Mark Casse trained filly and Eclipse Award Finalist has placed in all five career starts - three wins, a second and a third place finish. Last time out was a respectable second in the G2 Forward Gal Stakes here February 4 which followed a successful graded stakes debut - a dead-heat win in the G1 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga September 3. Before that was a nice win in her stakes debut - by 3 1/4 lengths in the minor Debutante Stakes July 2, a maiden score May 27 and a third in her debut May 5. Pretty City Dancer has been training very well, and tries to keep an impressive roll going in her longest race to date Saturday - from gate 12 with Julien Leparoux aboard.
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Summer Luck - has a win, a second and a third place finish in four career starts for trainer Mark Casse. She arrives off her only off-the-board finish - a fourth in the G2 Forward Gal Stakes here February 4 which followed a third in the minor Old Hat Stakes here January 7, a maiden score at Churchill Downs November 11 and a second in her debut at Keeneland in October. Summer Luck has been decent so far and will be after a first stakes score from the rail Saturday. Florent Geroux gets the call.
Eloquent Riddle - has a win, a second and a third place finish in three career starts for trainer Chad Brown. Last time out was a decent second in the minor Furlough Stakes at Aqueduct November 24 after a respectable third in the G3 Tempted Stakes on that track November 5 and a maiden score at first asking - at Belmont Park in September. Eloquent Riddle has been competitive and will be after a first stakes win from post 9 Saturday with Javier Castellano in the irons.
Brahm's Cat - has placed in five of six career starts for trainer Larry Bates - two wins and three third place finishes - all on this track. She made her graded stakes debut last time out and finished an OK third at 45-1 odds in the G2 Forward Gal Stakes February 4 after an Allowance Optional Claiming score January 20, a third in the minor House Party Stakes December 10 and a maiden score September 24. Brahms Cat will be out for a career defining win from post 13 Saturday. Luca Panici will be in the irons.
Yes I'll Go - Armando De la cerda trained filly has placed two of her three career starts - both wins. She enters off one of those wins - the minor OBS Sprint (Fillies Division) Stakes at Ocala Training Center January 24 after a fifth in the minor House Party Stakes on this track December 19 and a maiden score at first asking - at Gulfstream Park West in November. Yes I'll Go steps into graded stakes company for the first time in OK form and will have Joel Rosario in the saddle from post 5.
Champagne Problems - Ian Wilkes trained filly has a win and a third place finish in four career starts. She makes her stakes debut Saturday off a sixth in an Allowance Optional Claiming here February 15, a maiden score at Keeneland October 8 and a third and a seventh to start her career. Champagne Problems has been just OK in her career and looks for a breakthrough Saturday. Bran Joseph Hernandez has been tabbed to ride from the outside post 14 Saturday.
Modacious - will hit the track for the third time for trainer Robert Reid having posted a win and a second place finish so far. She makes her stakes debut Saturday off a runner-up finish in an Allowance Optional Claiming here February 15 which followed a win at first asking - at Parx December 26. Modacious steps up in decent form and will have Irad Ortiz in the irons from post 3.
Gran Cherry - has placed in three of four career starts for trainer Victor Barboza - one win and two runner-up finishes. Last time out was a second behind Brahms Cat in an Allowance Optional Claiming here January 20 after a seventh in her only graded stakes action to date - the G3 Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct November 5, a maiden score in her second career start and a second in her debut - the last two coming on this very track. Gran Cherry has been decent against lesser competition and hopes to make some noise in stakes company from gate 10. Tyler Gaffalione gets the call.
Aspen Hilltop - has just one career start for trainer Gary Contessa and it was a good one - a maiden score at Saratoga way back on August 14. She tries to make it two straight wins to start her career in her first start in seven months - from post 11 with Luis Saez scheduled to ride.
Ellie's Honor - will also hit the track for just the second time for trainer Jorge Abreu having posted a nice win in her only start - on this track January 8. Ellie's honor steps up looking to remain perfect when she leaves from gate 6 with Jose Ortiz in the reins.
Jordan's Henny - Michael Tomlinson trained filly has a win, two seconds and two third place finishes in her seven career starts. She finally broke maiden last time out - on this track December 18 after a third, a second and another third respectively in a trio of MSW races. She posted a fifth before that in her only graded stakes action to date - the G2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs in September. Jordan's Henny has been improving the last six months and hopes to keep that trend going from gate 2 Saturday. Corey Lanerie rides.
Saratoga Citizen - has a win and a second place finish in five career starts for trainer Luis Duco. She makes her stakes debut Saturday having finally broken maiden last time out - on this track February 19. Before that was a second in a MSW here December 26 and an eleventh, a tenth and a fourth in MSW races to start her career. Saratoga Citizen has shown some improvement lately and will be out to make a statement in her stakes debut - from gate 8 with Jorge Luis guiding her.
From Ria to Riches - has two wins in six career starts for trainer Rasharn Creque - those wins have come in her last two starts. Last time out was an Allowance score February 4 after her maiden score November 16 - both results at Mahoning Valley Race Course. From Ria to Riches has been OK against lesser competition lately and hopes to produce a statement win in her step up in competition. Jesus Rios has been tabbed to ride from gate 4.
2017 Davona Dale Stakes Odds & Entries
Race 10 on Gulfstream Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 4:34 PM.
|1||Summer Luck||10-1||Florent Geroux||Mark Casse|
|2||Jordan's Henny||20-1||Corey Lanerie||Michael Tomlinson|
|3||Modacious||10-1||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Robert Reid, Jr.|
|4||From Ria to Riches||50-1||Jesus Rios||Rasharn Creque|
|5||Yes I'll Go||12-1||Joel Rosario||Armando De la cerda|
|6||Ellie's Honor||15-1||Jose Ortiz||Jorge Abreu|
|7||Miss Sky Warrior||5-2||Paco Lopez||Kelly Breen|
|8||Saratoga Citizen||30-1||Jorge Ruiz||Luis Duco|
|9||Eloquent Riddle||9-2||Javier Castellano||Chad Brown|
|10||Gran Cherry||30-1||Tyler Gaffalione||Victor Barboza, Jr.|
|11||Aspen Hilltop||10-1||Luis Saez||Gary Contessa|
|12||Pretty City Dancer||7-2||Julien Leparoux||Mark Casse|
|13||Brahms Cat||15-1||Luca Panici||Larry Bates|
|14||Champagne Problems||20-1||Brian Hernandez, Jr.||Ian Wilkes|