Aside from the
Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational and Pegasus World Cup Turf, the next
best race at Gulfstream Park on Saturday is the Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes. The
seven-furlong race on the main track for fillies and mares has a purse of
Of the eight
runners, Sally’s Curlin has faced the best competition. The daughter of Curlin
has earnings of just under $450,000 and was Grade 1 placed in September at
Churchill Downs. She finished seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint,
then tried a mile here in December which was too far. Dale Romas trains the
Grade 3-winning mare, who is a winner at the distance. Corey Lanerie will ride.
drew the rail. The daughter of Graydar was a romping allowance winner at Gulfstream
Park West in November, then ran second in graded company over a mile here
December 12. She shortens up to a distance where she’s unbeaten, and the
hard-knocking filly has five top three efforts in seven tries here. Matthew
They all have
to beat the speedy Cinnabunny. Brad Cox took over the training on this daughter
of Golden Lad, who won two in a row at Parx in the fall and then had a rough
trip to be a narrowly beaten third in the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl here December 12.
Irad Ortiz, Jr will ride the four-year-old, who has four wins in seven starts
beat her last out when second by just a head in the Sugar Swirl. The
six-year-old mare has had a long career with 10 wins in 25 starts, but has yet
to win on this track. She was a stakes winner at Monmouth Park in September,
and gets Luis Saez up for this.
won two in a row for trainer Kathleen O’Connell. The daughter of Carpe Diem
loves both this track and this distance and cannot be dismissed in this spot.
Edgar Zayas will ride.
Pacific Gale, and Sound Machine complete the field, and all three also have a
shot. This contentious race goes as Race 9 on a 12-race program.