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Hutcheson: No Sense, no clue…?
by Handicappers ( / Globeform (
Last update: 2007-04-20 03:43:17 (First published: 2007-03-03 06:13:23 )

Gulfstream Park 3 Mar: With no Street Sense in the field, the 7-furlong Hutcheson Stakes (G2) looks wide, wide open.

After sorting out the two we like the most in this nine-runner field, we discover that they are 5-1 and 8-1 on the morning line. Then again, the favorite has been put in at a tepid 5-2 and only two are priced up at bigger than 8-1. Does anybody have clue here, about what’s going to be backed, never mind win the race?


Gulfstream Park 3 March 2007 – 7 furlongs dirt

Top ranked horse on 100, with others ranked down in pounds.
Horses presented with sire and rider.

100 – STORM IN MAY (Tiger Ridge) / J Castellano
..99 – SPIN MASTER (Distorted Humor) / M Guidry
..99 – FOREFATHERS (Gone West) / M Cruz
..98 – KING OF THE ROXY (Littleexpectations) / E Prado
..95 – OUT OF GWEDDA (Out of Place) / J Velazquez
..94 – BOLD START (Jump Start) / K Desormeaux
..93 - AIR LORD (Stormin Fever) / C Decarlo
...? – RETA’S ROCKET (Cape Canaveral) / R Maragh
...? – FINALLYMADEIT (Concerto) / O Nunez

A complicated race and if you play the Pick 6 this is probably a leg you would like to go deep. Three names do stick out though, and we take two of these ‘against the field’.

Storm in May came from a long way back when winning the Sunshine Millions Dash over 6 furlongs here in January. He finished really well to beat Idiot Proof by 1 ¼ lengths, with Texas Voyager third. The son of Tiger Ridge will prove even more effective over 7 furlongs, and he has a good chance. He had previously been third behind the smart pair Soldier’s Dancer and Sedgefield in the Tropical Turf Derby (G3) and Storm in May is an experienced and battle hardened 3yo, coming off his career best effort. Just what you need in a big sprint field like this.

Spin Master has little experience, with just two runs under his belt – and he also has a different running style. This colt offers three advantages; he can stay out of trouble, he will see out the trip, and he will improve. He produced a taking performance when making virtually all the running in an allowance heat over this course and distance in February. Spin Master came under serious attack from Soaring By and Longley, but he responded like a mature horse and drew away again close home, to win by 1 ¼ lengths. His time was also decent and there is a lot to like about this guy.

Forefathers was second to Fountain of Youth runner Adore the Gold in the Swale Stakes (G2) over 6.5 furlongs, where he kept trying hard to get on terms with the winner in the final furlong, but went down by ¾ length. It was a game effort, he had previously won over 6 furlongs in the slop – he has good early speed, and drawn on the inside (with no speed to his immediate outside) he looks set for a clean run down the back stretch, and a ground saving race.

King of The Roxy was among the better juveniles last year, when second to Chase City in the Saratoga Special (G3) before beating C.P. West in the Futurity (G2) at Belmont Park. ‘’C.P. who…?” Exactly. What’s that form worth? On ratings, he holds a good chance, and cannot be dismissed – though he did strike us as a typical precocious 2yo last term.

Out of Gwedda made a nice comeback to take second to Buffalo Man (stakes winner again since) in the Spectacular Bid (G3) and may also be a trifecta candidate.



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