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OffTrackBetting.com - The G2 Forward Gal Stakes comes our way this Saturday, February 4 from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. A purse of $200,000 will be on the line for three year old fillies willing to go seven furlongs on Gulfstream's dirt track.
A field of nine sophomore females will take to the track in the Forward Gal Stakes - race 6 on Gulfstream's stacked Saturday card. Post time is 2:30 PM. Here is a glance into the past performances of all nine combatants for this intriguing G2 stakes.
Pretty City Dancer - Mark Casse trained filly and Eclipse Award Finalist has placed in all four career starts - three wins and a third place finish. Last time out was 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 make it two straight graded stakes scores and four straight wins overall Saturday from gate 4 with Julien Leparoux aboard the 122 pound highweight.
Wildcat Kate - Kathleen O'Connell trained filly has two wins and two seconds in her four career starts. She makes her graded stakes debut Saturday off a good win in the minor Old Hat Stakes on this track January 7, a second in the minor House Party Stakes here December 10 and a second in the minor Juvenile Filly Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park West in November. Wildcat Kate steps up in good form and is expected to be competitive from post 9. Eduardo Nunez gets the call.
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Bode's Dream - impressive Todd Pletcher trained filly has four career starts with three wins and a second place finish. Last time out was her only career blemish - a second behind Wildcat Kate in the minor Old Hat Stakes here January 7 which followed three straight wins to start her career. The wins include the minor House Party Stakes over Wildcat Kate here December 10, the minor Astoria Stakes at Belmont Park in June and a maiden score at first asking - on this track in May. Bode's Dream has been a factor in every career start and is expected to be again Saturday - from post 3 with John Velazquez aboard.
Summer Luck - has a win, a second and a third place finish in three career starts for trainer Mark Casse. She arrives off 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 in every race so far and will be after a first stakes score from gate 8 Saturday. Javier Castellano gets the call.
Lirica - has placed in six of seven career starts for trainer Antonio Sano - three wins, two seconds and a third place finish. She races in graded stakes company for the first time Saturday off a third in the minor Gasparilla Stakes at Tampa Bay January 21, a good win in the minor Hut Hut Stakes on this track December 10 and a disappointing sixth in the minor Juvenile Filly Sprint at Gulfstream Park West November 12. She posted two wins and two seconds before that - all on this track including an Allowance Optional Claiming score in August and a second in the minor Cassidy Stakes in July. Lirica, outside of one bad effort, has been competitive in every career starts and hopes to be again Saturday. Edgard Zayas has been tabbed to ride.
Ms Locust Point - will race for the fourth time for trainer Joel Rosario having posted two wins and a second place finish in her three career starts. She makes her graded stakes debut Saturday on a two race win streak - the minor Gin Talking Stakes by 4 1/2 lengths at Laurel Park December 31 and a maiden score at Parx November 27. She finished second in her debut at Parx in October. Ms Locust Point steps up in good form and hopes to keep the roll going from gate 6 Saturday. Joel Rosario has the mount.
Tequilita - Michael Matz trained filly finishes seventh in her debut and has placed in all four starts since - two wins and two runner-up finishes. She enters on a nice two race win streak - the minor Smart Halo Stakes by a length last time out at Laurel Park November 19 and a maiden score at Keeneland in October in her fourth career start. Tequilita has been trending upward ahead of this weekend and will be after a second straight win from gats 2 - in her graded stakes debut. Luis Saez gets the call from gate 2.
My Lerler - Antonio Cioffi trained fill has four career starts with one win and a third place finish. She makes her graded stakes debut in OK form - a third in the minor Hut Hut Stakes here December 10 followed a fourth in the minor Juvenile Filly Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park West November 12 and a maiden score on this track in October. My Lerler shoots for a first stakes score Saturday in decent form. Jose Lezcano has been tabbed to ride from the rail.
Brahms Cat - has placed in four of five career starts for trainer Larry Bates - two wins and two third place finishes - all on this track. She makes her graded stakes debut Saturday off 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 has been competitive every time out and will be out for a career defining win from post 5. Luca Panici will be in the saddle from post 5.
Race 6 on Gulfstream Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 2:30 PM.
|1||My Lerler||30-1||Jose Lezcano||Antonio Cioffi|
|2||Tequilita||12-1||Luis Saez||Michael Matz|
|3||Bode's Dream||4-1||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher|
|4||Pretty City Dancer||7-5||Julien Leparoux||Mark Casse|
|5||Brahms Cat||30-1||Luca Panici||Larry Bates|
|6||Ms Locust Point||5-1||Joel Rosario||John Servis|
|7||Wildcat Kate||6-1||Eduardo Nunez||Kathleen O'Connell|
|8||Summer Luck||6-1||Javier Castellano||Mark Casse|
|9||Lirica||20-1||Edgard Zayas||Antonio Sano|
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