Wolfson Enters Four In Sunday's Ocala
By Jack Will
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Trainer Marty Wolfson entered four of the 10 Florida-bred fillies and mares drawn for Sunday’s $60,000 Ocala Stakes at Gulfstream Park with Farnsworth Stables’ 6-year-old Amazing the likely favorite and horse to beat if she goes in the one-mile test.
Jockey Elvis Trujillo is named on Amazing, Luis Saez on Farnsworth’s 5-year-old Golden Mystery, J. L. Alvarez aboard Farnsworth’s 4-year-old Folk Dancer and Ben McElroy and Edward Easton’s 5-year-old Omega Cat completing the Wolfson team with jockey Alex Solis in the saddle.
Amazing is a chestnut daughter of Greatness that was claimed for $70,000 at Saratoga last summer and comes out of two of her best career efforts, finishing second by a half-length to Grade 1 winner in the Evening Jewel in the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff at Santa Anita on Jan. 29 and scoring a wire-to-wire victory in a nine-furlong allowance here last out Mar. 11 by 2 ¼ lengths.
Shipping in from Tampa Bay Downs with a chance is Eric Fein’s 4-year-old CC’s Pal and Paco Lopez picking up the mount for trainer Derek Ryan. The daughter of Alex’s Pal finished a game second last out in the Wayward Lass Stakes at Tampa Bay on Feb. 26 after placing in two Graded stakes early last season.
Completing the field for the Ocala are Luis Duco Stables’ Glotona, A.A. Gallardo; Paul Pompa, Jr.’s All Due Respect, Javier Castellano; Pinnacle Racing and partners’ Musical Romance, Manoel Cruz; Bill and Vicki Poston’s Island Time, Jose Lezcano; and Pennston Farm and partners’ Sweet N Sour Nina, Rajiv Maragh.