OffTrackBetting.com - The G3 The Very One Stakes will be contested Saturday, March 4 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Fillies and mares four years old and upward will take to Santa Anita's turf track and race 1 /3/16 miles for the winner's portion of the $150,000 purse.
A field of eight older females will give it a go in The Very One Stakes - race 7 on Gulfstream's packed Saturday card. Post time is 3:01 PM. Let's take a glance into the past performances of all eight entries for this intriguing G3 stakes.
2017 The Very One Stakes Entries at Gulfstream Park
Suffused 8-5 - Bill Mott trained British bred filly has placed in 11 of 15 career starts - six wins, four seconds and a third place finish. She was OK in Europe but has stepped up her game since arriving in North America. Last time out was a terrific win over a host of her The Very One foes on the G3 La Prevoyante Stakes here January 28. That followed a respectable second in the G1 EP Taylor Stakes at Woodbine October 16, a good win in the G3 Glens Falls Stakes at Saratoga September 3, a second in the G3 Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes on that track August 6, a win in the minor Belmont Coronation Invitational Stakes in June and a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming in May. Suffused has three wins and two seconds in her last five starts overall and is expected to be competitive yet again Saturday. Jose Ortiz will be in the saddle of the morning line favorite from post 3.
Olorda 5-2 - defending champion in this race German bred Chad Brown trained mare has 10 career starts with four wins and two third place finishes. She was a Group 3 winner in France before shipping but failed to place in her first three starts in North America. She has been very good in her last two starts however - a win last time out in the G2 Bewitch Stakes way back on April 29 followed another win - in wire-to-wire fashion in the 2016 The Very One Stakes. Before that was an ugly twelfth in the G1 Matriarch Stakes at Del Mar November 29, an OK fourth in the G1 QE II Challenge Cup here October 10 and an eleventh in the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational in July - her first start in North America. Olorda looks for her third straight graded stakes score Saturday in her first action in 10 months - from the rail with Julien Leparoux aboard the second betting choice.
Desiree Clary 5-1 - German bred Christophe Clement trained mare has three wins, three seconds and a third place finish in 12 career starts. She placed in four of her six starts at home with a couple of Allowance scores being the highlights and has been OK since shipping. Last time out was a disappointing seventh in the G3 La Prevoyante Handicap here January 28 which followed a second in the minor Via Borghese Stakes on this track December 31, a respectable third in the G3 Long Island Handicap at Aqueduct November 6 and consecutive fifths - the G3 Violet Stakes September 10 and the G3 Waya Stakes in August. Desiree Clary has been OK so far in her career but has yet to post a stakes win. Jockey Javier Castellano will try to change all of that from gate 2 Saturday as the third betting choice.
Try Your Luck 6-1 - Michael Maker trained filly has placed in 11 of 12 career starts - three wins, a second and seven third place finishes. Last time out was a third in the G3 La Prevoyante Stakes here January 28 which followed another third in the minor Tropical Park Oaks here December 31, a nice win in the Dueling Ground Oaks at Kentucky Downs September 11, another third in the G3 Pucker Up Stakes at Arlington in August, another third in the minor TaWee Stakes at Indiana Grand in July and yet another third in the G3 Regret Stakes at Churchill Downs in June. Try Your Luck has been competitive in every race so far in her career and will be after a first graded stakes score from post 5. Florent Geroux gets the call at 6-1 odds.
Earring 8-1 - Tom Proctor trained filly has placed in seven of eight career starts - two wins and five third place finishes. She started her career in Britain where she was decent indeed - a runner-up finish in the Group 2 Kilboy Estate Stakes at Curragh in July being the best results. She has been decent in three North American starts - an Allowance score last time out at Tampa Bay January 21 followed a second in the G3 Long Island Handicap November 26 at Aqueduct and another second in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Belmont Park in September. Earring has been competitive every time out and hopes to be again Saturday when she searches for her first stakes win. Paco Lopez has been tabbed to ride from gate 4.
Quiet Kitten 15-1 - defending fifth place finisher in this race - Dale Romans trained mare made her graded stakes debut last January 9 and finished a disappointing eighth in the G3 Marshua's River Stakes on this track and has mostly been disappointing since. She enters off a seventh in the minor Mary Todd Stakes here February 20 which followed a fourth in the G3 La Prevoyante Stakes on this track January 28, a fifth in an Allowance Optional Claiming here back on July 16, a fourth in a similar race at Pimlico in June and an eighth in the G3 Orchid Stakes here in April. She posted a win by two lengths in the $125,000 Claiming Crown Tiara Stakes December 5, 2015 and also had a second in the minor Cellars Shiraz Stakes October 31 of that year but hasn't been good lately. Quiet Kitten now has seven wins, two seconds and four third place finishes in 25 career starts and will look to snap a lengthy skid from the outside post 8 with Tyler Gaffalione guiding her.
Paige 15-1 - has four wins, three seconds and three third place finishes in 16 career starts for trainer Christophe Clement - her best result was a third in the G1 Darley Alcibiades in October, 2014 and two starts back - a nice win in the minor Via Borghese Stakes here December 31 - a result that was followed by an ugly ninth in the G3 La Prevoyante Stakes here January 28. She had a sixth in the G3 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes at Keeneland in October, a respectable second in the minor Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon September 15, an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Suffolk Downs August 7 and a fifth in a similar race at Belmont Park in July. Paige posted a seventh in her only other graded stakes start - in the G3 Iowa Oaks in June, 2015. She has delivered two duds in her last three starts with a win sandwiched in there - tough to figure out. John Velazquez will try to gain a little consistency when they depart from gate 6 Saturday.
Sigue Regaloncita 30-1 - Chilean bred Angel Quiroz trained mare has four wins, four seconds and four third place finishes in 18 career starts. She was good at home in posting three stakes wins - the best of which was the Group 2 Francisco Baeza Stakes in her last start there in June. Sigue Regaloncita has two North American starts and hasn't looked good in either - a ninth last time out in an Allowance Optional Claiming February 4 followed a twelfth in the minor Via Borghese Stakes December 31 - both results on this track. She tries to snap a skid Saturday and to make a name for herself from post 7. Emisael Jaramillo gets the call.
2017 The Very One Stakes Odds & Entries
Race 7 on Gulfstream Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 3:01 PM.
||Desiree Clary (GER)
||Try Your Luck
||Sigue Regaloncita (CHI)