Check out all the latest podcasts including Blinkers Off and The Magic Mike Show
Check out all the big upcoming stakes races
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Third in the Princess Rooney (G2) last time out, e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Sound Machine returns to action in Saturday’s $75,000 Sheer Drama Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
The Sheer Drama, a 7-furlong sprint for Florida-bred fillies and mares, headlines a 12-race program that also features the $60,000 North Bay Village, a mile overnight handicap for fillies and mares on turf, on a program that will also be highlighted by a mandatory payout of the $0.20 Rainbow 6 jackpot pool.
The Sheer Drama has been carded as race 11 and has been included in Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence, which will span races 7-12.
There’s a reason we’re the #1 trusted source for premium racing picks & info.
In Gulfstream’s Princess Rooney, the Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained Sound Machine finished a head behind favored runner-up Estilo Talentoso in the 7-furlong Summit of Speed feature won by multiple Grade 1 winner Ce Ce by 3 1/2 lengths.
“I thought it was probably her best race to date,” Joseph said. ‘Her speed figures indicated it was also. After that, we gave her a little freshener. She’s had a steady set of works pointing for this race. We’ll take a little backtrack and hopefully we can win this and go on to another graded stakes.
Sound Machine had 2 prior graded-stakes placings to her credit, a second-place finish in the March 20 Hurricane Bertie (G3) at Gulfstream and a third-place finish in the Miss Preakness (G3) at Pimlico in May 2020.
“Being by Into Mischief – she’s already a stakes winner – if we could win a graded stakes with her, it would make her much more valuable,” Joseph said. “I think she has a graded stakes in her. She’s getting better. Before, she had a very timid run, like a 1/2-furlong run in her. In the Princess Rooney, I think she showed a lot of grit.”
The 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief prepped for the Princess Rooney with a sharp 2 3/4-length victory in the May 29 Musical Romance Stakes, a 6 1/2-furlong sprint for Florida-bred fillies and mares, at Gulfstream.
Edgard Zayas has the return call aboard the Florida-bred filly.
Sound Machine Shows New Dimension to Win Musical Romance
Windylea Farm LLC’s Thissmytime will seek to improve on a pair of subpar efforts that followed her runner-up finish in the January 23 Inside Information (G2) at Gulfstream. The Kathleen O’Connell-trained 4-year-old filly returned from a 5-month layoff to finish eighth in the Princess Rooney before finishing fourth in the July 24 Monroe, in which she led into the stretch before faltering at 3-5 favoritism.
The daughter of Carpe Diem, who set a track record for 7 furlongs at Gulfstream Park West while winning the off-the-turf Millions Filly & Mare Turf Preview by nearly 12 lengths last November, will be ridden for the first time by Chantal Sutherland.
Arindel’s Sonar enters the Sheer Drama off a fourth-place finish in the Regret Stakes at Monmouth. The 4-year-old daughter of Brethren had previously won a May 22 optional claiming allowance for Florida-breds at Gulfstream after finishing second in an April 25 optional claiming allowance in which Sound Machine finished fourth after encountering a very troubled trip.
Starship Stables and trainer Steve Dwoskin are represented by Starship Bonita and Starship Nala in the eight-horse Sheer Drama field. Starship Bonita is winless in 9 starts since her victory in last year’s Sheer Drama. Starship Nala, who finished second behind Thissmytime in the Millions Filly and Mare Turf Preview, is winless in 4 starts this year.
My Purple Haze Stables LLC’s Heiressall, a multiple-stakes winner who finished fourth in a Colonial Downs stakes and seventh in the Princess Rooney in her last 2 starts; Ryzan Sun Racing LLC’s Bramble Berry, who captured an optional claiming allowance after finishing second behind Sound Machine in the Musical Romance; and Imaginary Stables’ Don’t Get Khozy, an optional claiming allowance winner last time out; round out the field.
The Racing Dudes take a look at all 14 Breeders’… Read More
The Magic Mike Show guys preview and give their tickets… Read More
With Mike dining on prime filets and freshly-caught shrimp, Magic… Read More
The Magic Mike Show guys discuss what they learned from… Read More
The Racing Dudes preview and give picks for 11 different… Read More
On November 5-6, 2021, the 38th annual Breeders’ Cup World… Read More
An annual tradition in horse racing is debating the strength… Read More
For the final weeks leading up to the 2021 Breeders’… Read More
We are now just two weeks away from the Breeders’… Read More
Looking to cash in big?
Be the first to access our daily free and premium horse racing picks, articles, podcasts, and more!