by Frank Carulli
March 4, 2021
LEG A // LAUREL, RACE 8 (3:55PM ET) // ALLOWANCE // 5 1/2 FURLONGS (DIRT)
BOURBON STREET has enough speed to get position from post 12 and carry it a long way for a high-percentage claim barn. JOSEF IS REAL chased speedy three-peat winner In the Loop (7-15, $163k) and finished second in his seasonal debut. KINGSTON PIKE rallied into a fast pace and won going away at 6-1/2F to end a long winless streak.
LEG B // GULFSTREAM, RACE 7 (4:12PM ET) // CLAIMING // 1 MILE (TURF)
PRETTY RACHEL can control the pace in her second grass route attempt for a barn that won with 3yo filly Wholebodemeister ($107) in the Grade II Davona Dale last Saturday and finished second with Bella Laura in the Grade III Very One on the turf. CELESTIAL CHEETAH romped at one mile off a similar rest with first-time Lasix and is the one to beat if she handles the transition to grass. CHEERLEADER BARB rallied for third in a deeper field at this level with first-time Lasix and appears on the steady improve.
LEG C // SANTA ANITA, RACE 3 (4:35PM ET) // MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT// 1 MILE (DIRT)
HUDSON RIDGE pressed the pace and 'lost contact' in the stretch in his 6F debut on the turf. The son of American Pharoah is working well on the main track since then. STAR SAILOR projects an ideal trip on the cutback in distance after he chased 3-wide and finished evenly as the favorite last out.
LEG D // GOLDEN GATE, RACE 3 (4:53PM ET) // MAIDEN CLAIMING // 5 1/2 FURLONGS (ALL WEATHER)
MATTAWA N THAT was well rated on the lead but no match for the odds-on winner, settling for his second runner-up finish in as many starts. He picks up leading jockey Kyle Frey and is today's solo play.
LEG E // GULFSTREAM, RACE 9 (5:16PM ET) // OPTIONAL CLAIMING // 1 MILE (TURF)
With three, six-figure turf earners and a field that is a combined 49/15-12-4 on the grass, spread deep in the final leg of the Stronach 5.
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Leg A: 4, 10, 12
Leg B: 2, 4, 7
Leg C: 1, 3
Leg D: 8
Leg E: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8