The racing week at Gulfstream, an optional allowances going 1-1/16 miles for three year old on Tapeta track appears to be a two horse affair for us…
And it could be a game time decision as to which depending on the amount of moisture the surface gets in the lead-up to race day.
If the track appears tiring–and there does appear to be more than sufficient speed signed on–Night Jumper (6-1) does appear strongest. Check out his run at GULFSTREAM, AUG 27, Race 10.
It was encouraging that the effort came following the return of the colt to the Kent Sweezey shed; Edgard Zayas takes the return call.
If pace horses or pressers appear to hold the advantage, Venezuelan Triumph (7-2) would have an edge. A winner of 5 of 12 lifetime starts, he’s twice won on the AW
One of two entered by Victor Barboza, he reunites with winning partner Miguel Vasquez and has faced tougher recently. He can finish but also has tactical speed, allowing first run on the late runners.
The race that sticks out to use is his fourth placed finish in the Bears Den overnight stakes after twice encountering trip issues. Check out GULFSTREAM, JUL 20, Race 10.
We’ll allow the odds and bias to determine the straight play, but will take a quinella and the lean intellectually is to the more versatile. Must say, however, that 6-1 would be tempting…