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Silver Stripes, Game Change Score at Gulfstream

This column highlights the performances of young women who have started no more than five times and have sold for more than $500,000 in public auction, have a sibling who is a level/group winner, or have children Dam is the level/group winner. BloodHorse’s research shows that exceptional first-time winners who meet these criteria are more likely to become graded bet winners.

Gulfstream Park

Two well-educated sophomores posed for the first time last weekend in sunny south Florida. In Gulfstream Parkthe faucet kid silver stripes whitewashed its $800,000 price tag with a defined launch score for CRK Stable owner and trainer Cherie DeVaux.

Originally planned for a mile on grass, the first $70,000 special weight class was moved to the indoor synthetic court after a spell of stormy weather. The change in surface is not a concern for DeVaux and the Silver Stripes linkages as the kitten glided beautifully on the Tapeta training track at Keeneland last fall before she went to Florida.

Sent to fourth pick in the eight-man field, jockey Javier Castellano placed gray in fourth as the runners battled in the opening quarter: 24.24, then it’s: 47.87 half mile. Castellano marks the Silver Stripes around the final bend and she’s ready to go ahead, race the widest of all the laps home and take on the race ahead Soviet Express at the beginning of the alley. Turning slightly midway through, Castellano corrects and directs a dirty hit and she finishes strong on the string, half-way ahead of her opponent.

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Silver Stripes completed a mile and 70 yards at a scale of 1:40.05.

DeVaux said of the Silver Stripes: “She trained really well and acted like she had a lot of ability. “I’m a bit worried about the distance because she’s just started walking physically, so I’m very pleased with the way she runs. She’s an interesting horse moving forward.”

DeVaux has reported that she wants to develop more scum before diving deep into bet waters, though she believes Silver Stripes can be a deposit quality scum.

“We’ll probably find a subsidy race for her next,” DeVaux said. “She’s a Tapit and they can get a little busy, so we’ll try not to throw a lot at her.”

Silver Stripes is the first pony produced from Madame Stripes’ Equal Stripes mare. Placed in Pool 1 in her native Argentina, Madam Stripes subsequently campaigned in North America, where she won the Megahertz Stakes (G3T) and Osunitas Stakes in addition to entering seven other classified bet races. . As a grass mile specialist, she has made $446,713 in 25 starts of her career.

Game changer - Maiden Win, Gulfstream Park, February 1, 2023
Photo: Coglianese Photos/Ryan Thompson

His maiden game changer at Gulfstream Park

Early in the week, Joseph Allen’s Game changer put it all together to make his fourth start a $70,000 1/16-mile special weight class win at Hallandale Beach Stadium.

Following a quick initial pace under the lead of jockey Tyler Gaffalione, the 7-1 hit the track at the turn and overcame the favorites for control in the drag final. long. Pupil Shug McGaughey strode powerfully to the finish line, 3/4 of the way ahead in a final time of 1:44.73 on the fast main track.

Distance is not an issue for range candy ride colt, whose immediate female family includes many 1st grade winners Verrazano and 2nd place winner El Padrino. Although his dam, the mare Pulpit Sweet Corinne, won the special maiden weight class the second time round, she was not able to reach the full potential of her successful siblings. achieve more than his express. More Than Ready’s big son Verrazano established himself as a Kentucky Derby (G1) contender in 2013 after picking up four straight wins in his sophomore season. The Wood Memorial (G1) winner may not have been better than the 14th on the first Saturday of May, but redeemed himself later that summer with a dazzling victory in the Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park.

A year ago, Verazzano’s half-brother, the fiery-faced El Padrino, also lined up in Run for the Roses, earning his spot with a victory in Risen Star Stakes (G2) and his attempt to win fourth place in the Florida Derby (G1). ). El Padrino also finished the Derby and struggled with health problems for the rest of his career before retiring. Pulpit’s son died of colic in 2017 after breeding four.

Game-changing, position-shifting in his first two starts in 2nd place before racing fourth in the first special weight class on December 31 at Gulfstream, sold to Northshore Bloodstock with $850,000 as a year at Keeneland’s September 2021 Annual Sale.

Watch BloodHorse Maiden
Notable 3-year-old girl winners for the week of January 30 – February 5
Day Monitor Species Horse King dam begin note
1/2 GP-general practitioner 7 Game changer candy ride Sweet Corine 4 longing for $850K
2/3 open 7 difficult legacy Spin hard stone heritage 4 Half sister to G3 Hard Legacy winner
2/4 DED first Helicopter country day Bertie’s vortex first Dam is the winner of G3
2/4 SA first bus buzz Thirsty lost bus first Dam is the winner of G2
2/4 HEART 8 reinvestment Quality Sugar rule one first Half-brother with G1 winner Diversify
2/5 GP-general practitioner 9 silver stripes faucet Striped Lady first Dam is G3 winner, hungry for 800k
2/5 HOME 4 All rules Uncle Mo Family rules 4 Dam is the winner of G3


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