Gulfstream Alumni Ready To Make Noise During Holiday Weekend

Gulfstream Alumni Ready To Make Noise During Holiday Weekend

07/01/2011

 Gulfstream Park alumni, including stakes winners Morning Line, Hilda’s Passion, Teaks North and Soaring Empire, are ready to make their own fireworks this holiday weekend when they go to post in the country’s biggest races.

Gulfstream’s Silks Simulcast Room will be the place to be to watch and wager on the country’s biggest races this holiday weekend. Gulfstream will also offer specials beginning at 4 p.m. Monday and a free fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m.

At Belmont Park, Saturday’s program includes the $300,000 Suburban Handicap (G2) and the $150,000 Dwyer (G2) for 3-year-olds. On Sunday, Gulfstream’s multiple stakes winner Hilda’s Passion faces seven fillies and mares in the $150,000 Bed o’Roses (G3) while juveniles go to post in the $150,000 Matron (G2) and $150,000 Futurity (G2). Belmont’s Monday program includes the $250,000 Prioress (G1).

Saturday’s program at Monmouth Park includes the $750,000 United Nations (G1) and Salvator Mile (G3) while Churchill Downs plays host to 2-year-olds in the $100,000 Bashford Manor (G3).

Rodman is favored in the 1 1/8th mile Suburban. Colizeo, third in Gulfstream’s Skip Away (G3), and Convocation, who started his 5-year-old season at Gulfstream, are also entered. In the 1 1/16th mile Dwyer, Adios Charlie is the 6-5 favorite. Trained by Stanley Hough, the Indian Charlie colt broke his maiden March 11 at Gulfstream before going on to win the Jerome (G2) and finishing second in the Peter Pan (G2). The Dwyer field also includes Rocking Out, an allowance winner at Gulfstream April 9 and the fourth-place finisher March 12 behind Uncle Mo in the Timely Writer.

One of the favorites Saturday in Monmouth Park’s United Nations over a 1 3/8th mile turf course will be Teaks North, winner of the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1). Breeders’ Cup Marathon (G3) winner Eldaafer and Pulsion, who both spent the winter stabled at Gulfstream, are also entered.

The Salvator Mile will play host to Donn (G1) runner-up Morning Line, Hal’s Hope (G3) winner and Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) runner-up Soaring Empire, and Hal’s Hope runner-up Rule.