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Special Saturday Pick 3 at Gulfstream Park – May 16

Special Saturday Pick 3 at Gulfstream Park – May 16
By NY Hot List Staff // Thursday, May 16


With racing still on hold at Belmont Park, the New York Hot List team would like to offer the Special Saturday Pick 3 that includes two stakes races at Gulfstream Park. The sequence features an appearance by Grade 1 turf winner Got Stormy in the $75,000 Powder Break and the $100,000 Musical Romance for Florida-bred fillies and mares.

Race 8Allowance OC75/N1X – 4:21 p.m. ET – This allowance race has a field of eight 3-year-olds going a one-turn mile.

Race 9Powder Break – 4:52 p.m. ET – The Powder Break, which will be run at a mile on the turf, drew a field of 11 fillies and mares that includes several highly accomplished stakes winners. The race is loaded with early speed, so the late runners have an advantage.

Got Stormy (#10) recently finished second against the boys in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1) at Santa Anita Park, coming up a neck short of a victory for trainer Mark Casse.

“She’s training extremely well. She went out and ran a great race in California her last start. It’s tough when you ship all the way to California. You’re taking a disadvantage there,” Casse said. “She got beat a neck. She ran her rear end off in their house. I’m very proud of her.”

Valiance (#7) debuted for trainer Todd Pletcher last year as a 3-year-old and in a three-month period won a trio of races including the Open Mind Stakes at Monmouth Park in June. She returns after a 10-month layoff.

“She’s been training lights out. I feel like she’s in great form, but it won’t be an easy spot off the layoff,” said Pletcher. “It’s pretty rare you see one go maiden, a-other-than, stake their first three starts, so she’s a pretty impressive filly.”

Race 10Musical Romance – 5:24 p.m. ET – Nine Florida-bred fillies and mares will go seven-furlongs with the graded stakes winner Bellera (#2) likely to be the favorite for Todd Pletcher. She has been off since a January victory, cuts back to this one-turn distance, and may be vulnerable.

•$1 Special Saturday Pick 3 on races 8-10 at Gulfstream Park – 2, 5 with 7, 10 with 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 = $20.

•50¢ Pick 3 on races 8-10 at Gulfstream Park – 1, 2, 5 with 7, 8, 10 with 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 = $22.50.