Maker, Brown Runners Square Off in Fort Lauderdale

There have been some prospects for next month’s $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1T), which he won in 2020 with Zulu Alpha , coach Mike Maker could end up strengthening his hand after acquiring $200,000 Fort Lauderdale Stakes (G2T) on Dec. Gulfstream Park.

Maker brought three horses into the 1/8-mile Fort Lauderdale for kids 3 years and older, one in five shares, four graded shares, worth $650,000 in an 11-race program advertised as Pegasus Preview Day. It is one of two staking races scheduled for Gulfstream, along with the $100,000 Suwannee River Stakes (G3T), in preparation for the $500,000 Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T). desert.

Since the Pegasus Turf debuted in 2019, four of its runners come from Fort Lauderdale, with last year’s winner, Bigger , works best in Pegasus, runs second by neck compared to stable friend Colonel Liam in January.

Maker will send Redemption , Media Blitz , and Order and Law in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, drew a 12 plus one school that also qualified. All Maker-trained athletes have double-digit odds in the morning with Three Diamonds Farm’s Atone being the shortest of the three at 12-1. 4 year old kid Into Mischief gelding has four wins in nine grass court attempts in his career — two of which have come in his previous three starts, most recently winning the 2 1/2 length allowance on November 21 at Aqueduct race track.

Media Blitz, the 20-1 shot that Maker owns, will start for the first time since the coach spent $100,000 to adopt the 4-year-old Medaglia d’Oro colt for me when I finished in third place on November 26 at Del Mar. He faced the ranked company twice earlier this year, finishing the group in the Del Mar Handicap (G2T) and the John Henry Turf Championship (G2T).

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“Nice horse. I think he might want to go beyond a mile and eighth, but it’s a good place to start with him,” said Maker assistant Nolan Ramsey. “He ran some good races and kept some pretty good company. He was just a horse that we thought we would want to reach and it was in our niche, so we went with it. take a shot.”

Order and Law, another 20-1 shoot, was also requested at Del Mar, this time for $80,000 on behalf of Paradise Farms. This 5-year-old boy finished fifth in the City of Hope Mile Stakes (G2T) on October 2 in his first entry into Maker. Then he came in second with a favored back neck Neptune’s Storm in Lure Staking is restricted, also at Santa Anita . Park.

Ramsey said: “He was a bit overwhelming the first time we ran him. “We haven’t had him for that long, but the addition of wink to (Lure) made a world of difference. He’s a completely different horse. I think he wanted to reach out and hope. is a good marathon horse for us down the road.”

Students won 2nd prize Cross the border and Field Pass Maker trainees are also being reviewed by Pegasus Turf along with Flavius , a recent addition to his stables after Mike and Jules Iavarone bought it for $230,000 at Keeneland’s November Livestock Share Sale from WinStar Racing consignment to Juddmonte Ranch.

Coach Chad Brown has two of his Fort Lauderdale favorites at Madaket Stables, Wonder Stables, and Bob LaPenta’s L’Imperator and William Lawrence’s Analyze it (4-1).

Also likely to receive strong support is the 5-year-old Clipper Logistics Astronaut , a multi-team overseas winner who competed in three Grade 1s this year in the United States for coach Brendan Walsh. Jockey Tyler Gaffalione will need to take a trip from lesson 12.

“I don’t think he needs to be too far (soon), maybe three (or) four lengths,” Walsh said. “But, he wanted to get some speed in front of him and run towards them at the end.”

While Fort Lauderdale is the last stake on the card as Saturday’s 10th race, the mile-long Suwannee River is the first stake of the day which is the fifth overall race.

Prioritized with 3-1 odds in the morning against 11 opponents is Pedigree Partners’ Shifty her . 5 year old child Lost mare became the graded bet winner in her most recent start, winning 1/2 of the first mile run in Noble Damsel Stakes (G3T) on October 23 at Belmont Park.

Coach Saffie Joseph Jr said: “She had held the company well before and it was clearly a breakout race. understands that and hopefully she can continue to build on that in the future. “

There were several considerations being put in place for Shifty She training up until the Pegasus show, scheduled for January 29 of this year, but the Suwannee River gave the mare six weeks to film 1/long Filly & Mare Turf. 16 miles.

“We talked about going straight to the Pegasus race, but there’s too much time. Having this race will make her better. Hopefully she can win this race and it can take her to the next level. she came to Pegasus,” Joseph said.

Other grouped/ranked winners in the field include Charity , Time keeper , and Sweet Melania . Godolphin’s Alms, coached by Mike Stidham, was second choice 4-1 in attack after finishing second in the Joseph R. Peluso Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds & Slots.

Item: Ft. Lauderdale S. (G2T)

Gulfstream Park, Saturday, December 18, 2021, Race No. 10

  • Level IIT
  • 1 1/8 minutes
  • Turf
  • 200,000 dollars
  • 3 years or more
  • 4:32 pm (local)

Item: Ft. Lauderdale S. (G2T)

Gulfstream Park, Saturday, December 18, 2021, Race No. 10

  • Level IIT
  • 1 1/8 minutes
  • Turf
  • 200,000 dollars
  • 3 years or more
  • 4:32 pm (local)

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John Verrall

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