Dennis’ Moment ‘Perfect’ in Fountain of Youth Tune-Up

Mr Freeze Likely for Gulfstream Mile (G2) after ‘Great’ Work

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Albaugh Family Stables LLC’s Dennis’ Moment breezed a half-mile Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a highly anticipated 2020 debut in Saturday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2).

The 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth, a prep for the $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream March 28, will headline a program with nine graded stakes, including the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Mile (G2), $200,000 Davona Dale (G2) and the $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2).

The Dale Romans-trained Dennis’ Moment was timed by Daily Racing Form’s clocker in 48.02 seconds after covering four furlongs under Tammy Fox.

”I thought it went perfect. It was just what we were looking for from his last work,” Romans said. “I told Tammy, ‘Just break him off at the half-mile pole and just sit on him and don’t do a thing.’ He got 47-and-a-couple, galloped out strong and looked good to me.”

Flavien Prat is scheduled to ride the son of Tiznow for the first time in the Fountain of Youth.

Dennis’ Moment hasn’t run since finishing off the board in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita Nov. 1, when he lost all chance while stumbling badly and going to his knees following the start.

The Kentucky-bred colt, who was purchased for $400,000 at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, was the recipient of bad luck in his debut at Churchill Downs in June when he lost his rider after clipping heels shortly after the start. He broke his maiden in spectacular fashion in his second career start July 27 at Ellis Park, scoring a 19 ¼-length triumph after running seven furlongs in 1:21.95. The Kentucky-bred colt came right back to win the Sept. 14 Iroquois (G3) at Churchill Downs by 1 ¾ lengths in his first start around two turns.

Jim Bakke and Gerry Isbister’s Mr Freeze, the runner-up in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy at Gulfstream Jan. 25, is likely to run next in Saturday’s Gulfstream Park Mile after working ‘great’ Sunday morning.

The Romans-trained 5-year-old son of To Honor and Serve breezed five furlongs in 1:00.20, according to the DRF clocker.

“He did great. That was something for him to work like he did today,” Romans said. “He looked really good doing it. I was on the fence about running him next Saturday, but right now I’m leaning that way.”

Undefeated Tonalist’s Shape, who captured the Forward Gal (G3) last time out, breezed five furlongs in company at Gulfstream Park Sunday. Prepping for Saturday’s Davona Dale, the Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained 3-year-old daughter

      Gulfstream Park Daily Results and Activity

      Results

      Sunday, February 23
      Race# Race Type Purse
      Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 2 Claiming – $8,000 $19,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 3 Claiming – $16,000 $28,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 5 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 8 Claiming – $50,000 $39,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $44,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 10 Allowance $51,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 11 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $21,000 Overnight Overnight



      Early Entries

      Friday, February 28 Overnight
      Race# Race Type Purse
      Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
      Race 2 Claiming – $25,000 $33,000
      Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000
      Race 4 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000
      Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $44,000
      Race 6 Claiming – $20,000 $31,000
      Race 7 Claiming – $8,000 $19,000
      Race 8 Claiming – $16,000 $28,000
      Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $51,000
      Race 10 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000

      Panici Out with Fractured Collarbone, Jose Ortiz with Fractured Wrist

      Impressive Return for Frank’s Rockette in Any Limit
      Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Guarantee $350,000

      HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jockeys Luca Panici and Jose Ortiz will be sidelined for several weeks.

      Panici, who rode Sole Volante to victory in the Sam F. Davis (G3) and Ete Indien to a second-place finish behind Tiz the Law in the Holy Bull (G3), is expected to miss several weeks due to a fractured collarbone suffered Friday afternoon in the 10th race.

      Panici was aboard Terrible Tara, a 3-year-old filly who hit the rail, unseating Panici. Agent Kevin Meyocks said Panici was released from the hospital Friday evening and will see a specialist Monday.

      Meanwhile, Ortiz suffered a fractured wrist Saturday after being unseated in the post parade during the third race aboard Atone.

      Impressive Return for Frank’s Rockette in Any Limit

      Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc.’s Frank’s Rockette, second in last year’s Frizette (G1), Spinaway (G2) and Adirondack (G2), returned from a 4 ½-month layoff to impressively win Saturday’s $75,000 Any Limit in her 3-year-old debut.

      A daughter of Into Mischief trained by Bill Mott and ridden by John Velazquez, Frank’s Rockette drew away to a seven-length victory while covering the six furlongs in 1:09.51.

      “She’s been training well,” Mott said. “We just wanted to freshen her up and get her feet under her. Looks like she bounced back well.”

      A winner of two of five starts, Frank’s Rockette has not raced longer than a mile, that coming at Belmont in October in the Frizette.

      “She’s pretty effective at those one turn distances, and there’s a lot of opportunities for her up to a mile, I would say,” Mott said. “Just sitting here and thinking, you have the Acorn (G1). Is she that good? Well, we could always find out. You got some nice races at Saratoga. She could have a nice year at six and seven furlongs even if you didn’t stretch her out.”

      Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Guaranteed Pool $350,000

      Sunday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a guaranteed pool of $350,000 after multiple winning tickets Saturday returned $3,420.46.

      There will also be a Super Hi 5 carryover of $6,585.40 in the first race, a maiden special weight event for 3-year-old fillies at a mile on the turf.

      The Rainbow 6 jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

      Sunday’s Rainbow 6 will span Race 6-11 and include a maiden special weight event at a mile on the turf for 3-year-old fillies, a maiden special weight event at 6 ½ furlongs on the main track for 3-year-old fillies, and a $50,000 claiming event and allowance race both contested on the turf.

      First race post is 12:35 p.m.

      NOTES

      Liam’s Point, owned by St. Elias Stable and Brereton C. Jones and trained by Todd Pletcher, won at first asking in Gulfstream’s third race, covering seven furlongs in 1:24.21. Liam’s Point is a 3-year-old by Liam’s Map out of Kittery Point, a daughter of Include….OXO’s Vintage Print broke his maiden in his third try in the fourth race. A $1.8 million yearling trained by Chad Brown, Vintage Print won at a mile on the turf in 1:35.47 over a good turf course…

      Gulfstream Park Daily Results and Activity

      Results

      Saturday, February 22
      Race# Race Type Purse
      Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 2 Starter Optional Claiming – $25,000 $33,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 5 Starter Optional Claiming – $25,000 $31,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 6 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 8 Allowance $51,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 9 World of Trouble Sprint S. $100,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 10 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $52,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 11 Any Limit S. $75,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 12 Allowance Optional Claiming – $35,000 $51,000 Overnight Overnight



      Early Entries

      Thursday, February 27 Overnight
      Race# Race Type Purse
      Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $22,000
      Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
      Race 3 Claiming – $25,000 $33,000
      Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
      Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $22,000
      Race 6 Claiming – $8,000 $19,000
      Race 7 Claiming – $25,000 $27,000
      Race 8 Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
      Race 9 Claiming – $25,000 $33,000
      Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $21,000

      Irad Ortiz Jr. Continues Domination with 5 More Winners

      Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $250,000
      Lasting Legacy Favored for Saturday’s World of Trouble Sprint (G3)

      IRAD ORTIZ JR.


      HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
      – Two-time defending Eclipse Award winner Irad Ortiz continued his domination at Gulfstream Park Friday, riding five more winners to run his Championship Meet total to 97 victories.

      Ortiz, the defending Championship Meet titlist, scored back-to-back victories aboard Red Sorrell ($6.80) in Race 1 and Frank First ($5.80) in Race 2 before winning back-to-back with Sabina Park ($8.80) and Shanghai Mistress ($7.20) in Races 5 and 6, respectively. He finished off his five-win day aboard Gea ($7) in Race 1.

      Ortiz has built a 20-win lead in the standing on the strength of numerous multi-win days, including a six-win performance Feb. 9. Ortiz, who rode Mucho Gusto to a win in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy Jan. 25, easily tops the earnings standings with $5.1 million in purses-won.

      Brother Jose Ortiz doubled aboard Four of Swords ($7) in Race 4 and Lovely Luvy ($12.40).

      Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $250,000

      The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $250,000 at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

      Multiple tickets with all six winners Friday were each worth $1315.42.

      The Rainbow 6 jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

      Saturday’s Rainbow 6 will span Race 7-12 Saturday and will include the $100,000 World of Trouble Sprint (G3) in Race 9 and the $75,000 Any Limit in Race 11.

      Lasting Legacy has been installed as the 7-5 morning-line favorite for the six-furlong World of Trouble. The 6-year-old son of Tapizar won three straight races, including the ungraded Mr. Prospector at Monmouth upon being transferred to trainer Jason Servis and most recent finished second in the Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream Park.

      Sound Machine, a convincing winner of the recent Glitter Woman Stakes, is rated as the 8-5 morning-line favorite for the Any Limit, a six-furlong stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

      Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool: $250,000 guaranteed (Saturday)

      Super Hi-5 Carryover:  $11,387.52

      Gulfstream Park Daily Results and Activity

      Results

      Friday, February 21
      Race# Race Type Purse
      Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $32,000 $30,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 3 Claiming – $20,000 $31,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $22,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 6 Claiming – $12,500 $22,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $16,000 $44,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 8 Claiming – $25,000 $27,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $44,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000 Overnight Overnight



      Early Entries

      Wednesday, February 26 Overnight
      Race# Race Type Purse
      Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000
      Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $21,000
      Race 3 Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
      Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
      Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
      Race 6 Claiming – $40,000 $38,000
      Race 7 Claiming – $8,000 $19,000
      Race 8 Claiming – $16,000 $28,000
      Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $52,000
      Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $22,000

      Final Entries

      Sunday, February 23
      Race# Race Type Purse
      Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
      Race 2 Claiming – $8,000 $19,000
      Race 3 Claiming – $16,000 $28,000
      Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
      Race 5 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000
      Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
      Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
      Race 8 Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
      Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $44,000
      Race 10 Allowance $51,000
      Race 11 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $21,000

      Fanny Olsson Guests on Blew’s Clues

      Sweden’s Olsson Getting Chances at Championship Meet

      HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Fanny Olsson admits she was hoping to ride “one or two, here and there,” during Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet. But at one of the toughest meets in the country, Olsson’s business has picked up significantly.

      On Thursday’s card, Olsson was named on three mounts, and she has mounts Friday and Saturday as well.

      In the latest edition of Blew’s Clues, hosted by Gulfstream host and analyst Jason Blewitt, Olsson, a native of Sweden who rode in her native country as well as Norway and Denmark, discusses her decision to come to the U.S., the difference in riding styles, and her third-place finish aboard first-time starter Nikki and Papa in the Forward Gal (G3).

       

      Gulfstream Park Daily Results and Activity

      Results

      Thursday, February 20
      Race# Race Type Purse
      Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $39,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $21,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 3 Claiming – $6,250 $17,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $39,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 6 Claiming – $30,000 $31,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 7 Claiming – $8,000 $20,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 8 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $35,000 $51,000 Overnight Overnight
      Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $22,000 Overnight Overnight



      Early Entries

      Sunday, February 23 Overnight
      Race# Race Type Purse
      Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
      Race 2 Claiming – $8,000 $19,000
      Race 3 Claiming – $16,000 $28,000
      Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
      Race 5 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000
      Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
      Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
      Race 8 Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
      Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $44,000
      Race 10 Allowance $51,000
      Race 11 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $21,000

      Final Entries

      Saturday, February 22
      Race# Race Type Purse
      Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
      Race 2 Starter Optional Claiming – $25,000 $33,000
      Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
      Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
      Race 5 Starter Optional Claiming – $25,000 $31,000
      Race 6 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000
      Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $50,000
      Race 8 Allowance $51,000
      Race 9 World of Trouble Sprint S. $100,000
      Race 10 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $52,000
      Race 11 Any Limit S. $75,000
      Race 12 Allowance Optional Claiming – $35,000 $51,000

      Yorkton Seeks 2nd Chance in World of Trouble Sprint

      Multiple Graded-Stakes Winner to Give Dirt Another Try


      HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Chiefswood Stables Limited’s Yorkton will enter Saturday’s $100,000 World of Trouble Sprint (G3) at Gulfstream Park as the only multiple graded-stakes winner in a field of eight older horses.

      The 6-year-old son of Speightstown, however, will be on a quest to win his first graded stakes on dirt in the 6-furlong sprint that will highlight a 12-race card that will also feature the $75,000 Any Limit, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies.

      “We want to try these horses on the dirt. If they train well enough on it, we do try them. He’s training really well on it,” trainer Stewart Simon said.

      Yorkton, whose greatest successes have come over Woodbine’s synthetic surface, has run only four times outside of Canada, twice at Gulfstream Park in 2017. The Ontario-bred homebred raced on dirt for the first and only time Feb. 12, 2017, when he hit the gate at the start and lost all chance. He finished off-the-board in a 7 ½-furlong turf race in his next start at Gulfstream.

      “When we ran him on dirt earlier in his life, he was young. I don’t think we got a fair assessment,” Simon said. “Based on how he’s trained on it, we wanted to give him another try on it.”

      Yorkton, who captured the 2018 and 2019 Bold Venture (G3) at 6 ½ furlongs, has had a strong series of eight workouts at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training center in Palm Beach County, including a ‘bullet’ half-mile breeze in 47.60 seconds last week.

      Yorkton has won five stakes from his seven career triumphs, including a victory in the 2017 Charley Barley Stakes on turf.

      “His biggest thing is: whatever the surface is, he doesn’t like it deep,” said Simon, whose trainee has run five times on turf, including a narrow loss in the 2018 Nearctic (G2). “When the turf is hard and fast, he’ll run over the turf as well. He just got beat in a Grade 2 on turf and won another stake on turf. He runs well on synthetic too. He trains good on the dirt when it’s fast, as long as it’s not deep.”

      Yorkton has demonstrated a solid turn of early speed in the majority of his races, including front-running victories in the Bold Venture.

      “He has a lot of speed, but he doesn’t necessarily need the lead. He’s pretty versatile that way too. He’ll track or stalk also,” Simon said. “He is a fast horse, so he’ll find himself on the lead a lot too.”

      Chris Landeros has the mount aboard Yorkton, who will break from the No. 8 post position.

      Gary and Mary West’s Lasting Legacy will seek to return to winning form Saturday after finishing second in the Dec. 21 Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream, beaten only a length by Diamond Oops, who went on to finish fourth in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy Jan. 25.

      Lasting Legacy had won three straight races, including the ungraded Mr. Prospector at Monmouth Park, after being transferred to trainer Jason Servis, who campaigned World of Trouble.

      Michael Dubb’s Admiral Lynch, a multiple stakes-placed 4-year-old son of Super Saver, is slated to make his first start for Servis in the World of Trouble.

      Paco Lopez has the mount aboard the 6-year-old son of Tapizar, while Irad Ortiz Jr. has the call on Admiral Lynch.

      Paradise Farms Corp. and Walder Racing’s Fast Pass enters the World of Trouble off a powerful 3 ¾-length triumph in an optional claiming allowance at Gulfstream, rallying from last with a strong late run.

      “He’s awesome. It seems like he’s become a fan favorite, a throw-back Silky Sullivan horse,” trainer Peter Walder said. “I hope there’s as much speed in the race as his last race.”

      Fast Pass earned an invitational to the Sept. 8 Korea Sprint in Seoul after winning three of four starts, including a victory in the Opening Lead Stakes and a third-place finish behind Diamond Oops in the Smile Sprint (G3). The 7-year-old son of Successful Appeal, who finished off the board in the race that was run over a muddy track, came back to finish second in the Claiming Crown Express, beaten by a nose, before returning to winning form in his most recent start.

      “I think he ran his best race for us,” Walder said. “It’s amazing that he came back from Korea and run those two bang-up races.”

      Cristian Torres has the return mount.

      Epic Racing LLC’s Epic Dreamer, who will cut back in distance following an off-the-board finish in the Fred Hooper (G3); Tracy Pinchin’s Jackson, a multiple-stakes winner against Florida breds; The Four Horsemen Racing Stable Inc.’s Sweetontheladies, a Grade 1 stakes-place sprinter who will come off a six-month layoff; and Maria Inez Mejia’s Goldenlion; round out the field.

      Gulfstream Park Daily Results and Activity

      Final Entries

      Friday, February 21
      Race# Race Type Purse
      Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $32,000 $30,000
      Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000
      Race 3 Claiming – $20,000 $31,000
      Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000
      Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $22,000
      Race 6 Claiming – $12,500 $22,000
      Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $16,000 $44,000
      Race 8 Claiming – $25,000 $27,000
      Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $44,000
      Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $29,000