At a meet known for its competitive racing, today’s Gulfstream feature surely fits that description. Parenthetically, we thought of coping out and tabbing the co-feature, but that heat is just as difficult.
The day’s biggest pot will go to the runner that swoops up the lion’s sharp of this optional allowances for older males going a flat mile.
Rather than make an educated guess as to which dropdown, or which layup returnee, is set for this, we’ll opt for condition, recency, and from the live barn of Victor Barboza.
Petulante (4-1) was an excellent second over a more demanding Tampa Bay surface is his 7F return from a layup and appears primed for the mini-stretch-out as he attracts the white hot Luis Saez.
Check out his game placing here on AUG 21, his second start following a blowout maiden win on debut. Nicely drawn midfield, Saez has options off the break.
Taking Petulante to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas dropdown Strong Quality (3-1) and sharp working Millikin (6-1) from Churchill Downs in return to his favorite surface here.