Always Shopping Draws Rail in La Prevoyante

By Emily Shields

Drawn on the rail of the $125,000 La Prevoyante Stakes (G3T) is Always Shopping, who is 3-1 on the morning line in afull  field of 12. The Gulfstream Park stakes race is part of the card headed by the $3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1).

Always Shopping, by Awesome Again and out of the Grade 1 mare Stopshoppingmaria, was a graded winner on dirt but has since found a new home on turf. Todd Pletcher trains the five-year-old, who has only 13 starts including a recent stakes win on this course. She has won two of three stakes starts here, including under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr who retains the mount. In her only previous try at the 12-furlong distance, she ran second.

Heavenly Curlin will be dangerous if she takes to the turf. The daughter of Curlin cost $625,000, and has since started making it back with three straight wins on Woodbine’s all weather surface. She was a nearly six-length winner of the Grade 3 Maple Leaf over ten furlongs last out for trainer Mark Casse. Tyler Gaffalione picks up the mount.

Traipsing will run for trainer Christophe Clement. The daughter of Stroll is lightly raced with just eight starts despite being five, but she is three for eight lifetime and was Grade 3 placed at Aqueduct two back. She won on allowance on this course ten months ago.

Canadian trainer Josie Carroll brings in Court Return for Ivan Dalos. The daughter of Court Vision won a stakes race in August before finishing third in the Grade 2 Canadian, and second by just a neck in the prestigious E P Taylor (G1). Luis Saez, who rode her last out when she ran seventh here in a listed stakes race, is back aboard. She needs the pace to set up in front of her.

Delta’s Kingdom hails from the Bill Mott barn, and was third behind runner up Traipsing in the Long Island last out. Junior Alvarado has the mount on the daughter of Animal Kingdom, who has only won twice but he been top three in 10 of 16 starts. She was third in her only try at the distance.

Sister Hanan, Iron of Reality, Aunt Hattie, Lovely Lucky, Cambeliza, Cap de Creus, and English Affair complete the field. Bet on Gulfstream Park with TVG, and make sure to check out all of our picks for the Pegasus World Cup.