21:14 Gulfstream
Race 10 - W L McKnight Stakes (Grade 3)
Race 10 - W L McKnight Stakes (Grade 3)
Distance: 1m 4f 0y Runners: 16
Flat Turf
1m 4f 0y
HIGHLAND SKY drops in class after a break and looks poised to strike now upped in distance. Johnny Bear and Nessy can put it up to the selection.
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
4 (4)
Zulu Alpha
Irad Ortiz Jr/Michael Maker
Age: 6
Weight: 8-11
Spotlight Form: 612117-
7/2
SP
Winner of six races from 1m to 1m 4f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 7l behind Glorious Empire at 11-2 when seventh of 13 on his latest outing in the Grade 2 Ft Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream over 1m 1f (good) in December last year. Improvement is required.
7 (7)
Canessar
Javier Castellano/Arnaud Delacour
Age: 6
Weight: 8-7
Spotlight Form: 813/622-
9/2
SP
Winner of six races from 1m 2f to 1m 7f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten a neck by Catcho En Die when second of 11 at 14-5 on his latest outing in the Grade 3 Stars And Stripes Stakes at Arlington over 1m 4f (good) in July last year. Might need this to sharpen up.
8 (8)
Hunting Horn
W M Lordan/A P O'Brien
Age: 4
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 138208-
5/1
SP
Successful twice at 1m 2f on good to firm and soft - heavy ground. Beaten 19l behind Enable at 100-1 when eighth of 13 on his latest outing at Churchill Downs over 1m 4f (good) in November last year. Irish raider who is off Lasix now.
2 (2)
Soglio
Jose Ortiz/Michael Maker
Age: 5
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 333122-
13/2, 6/1
13/2
SP
Winner of five races from 1m to 1m 4f on good ground. Beaten a head by Red Knight when second of 13 at 6-5fav on his latest outing at Gulfstream over 2m (good) in December last year. Reliable at this sort of level.
12 (12)
Village King
John Velazquez/Todd Pletcher
Age: 5
Weight: 8-7
Spotlight Form: 4314-
9/1
SP
A winner at 1m 3f. Finished 1 3/4l behind Sir Anthony when fourth of 6 at 17-4 on his latest outing in the Grade 3 Harlans Holiday Stakes at Gulfstream over 1m in December last year. A repeat would not suffice.
5 (5)
Johnny Bear
Luis Saez/Michael De Paulo
Age: 8
Weight: 8-11
Spotlight Form: 532174-
12/1
11/1
SP
Has won eight races from 1m to 1m 4f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 8l behind Pumpkin Rumble when fourth of 10 at 9-4fav on his latest outing at Woodbine over 1m 5f in November last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, and the drop in trip could assist.
1 (1)
Highland Sky
Chris Landeros/Barclay Tagg
Age: 6
Weight: 8-7
Spotlight Form: 431554-
12/1
SP
He has won four times from 1m to 1m 3f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 13l behind Channel Maker when fourth of 7 at 35-1 on his latest outing in the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes at Belmont Park over 1m 4f (soft) in September last year. Should enjoy the drop in class.
6 (6)
Can'thelpbelieving
Joe Bravo/H Motion
Age: 8
Weight: 8-7
Spotlight Form: 21/277-2
12/1
SP
Winner of five races from 1m to 1m 3f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 4l by Irish Strait when second of 7 at 18-5 on his latest outing at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m (good) earlier this month. In the right hands to do better.
9 (9)
Hunter O'riley
Flavien Prat/James Toner
Age: 6
Weight: 8-7
Spotlight Form: 15149/9-
16/1
SP
He has won four times from 1m to 1m 4f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 7l behind One Go All Go at 14-1 when 9th of 11 on his latest outing in the Grade 2 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes at Keeneland over 1m 4f (good) in April last year, and he has been gelded since.
11 (11)
Markitoff
Florent Geroux/Michael Maker
Age: 5
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 254462-
20/1
SP
Successful at 1m and 1m 1f on good ground. Beaten 2 1/2l by Dubby Dubbie when second of 11 at 13-10fav on his latest outing at Churchill Downs over 1m 1f (firm) in November last year. Needs to up his game.
3 (3)
Winter Union
Tyler Gaffalione/Michael Matz
Age: 5
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 221214-
25/1
SP
Successful at 1m 2f and 1m 4f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 8l behind Red Knight when fourth of 13 at 9-1 on his latest outing at Gulfstream over 2m (good) in December last year. Held on that running.
10 (10)
Nessy
J R Leparoux/Ian Wilkes
Age: 6
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 165793-
25/1
SP
He has won three times from 1m 3f to 1m 6f on good ground. Third of 13 behind Red Knight beaten 7l at 9-2 on his latest outing at Gulfstream over 2m (good) in December last year. Shouldn't be far away.
13 (13)
Postulation
Jorge Vargas Jr/Michael Matz
Age: 7
Weight: 8-7
Spotlight Form: 688320-
25/1
SP
Winner of five races from 1m to 1m 5f on good and good - yielding ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 12l behind Glorious Empire at 80-1 when 10th of 13 on his latest outing in the Grade 2 Ft Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream over 1m 1f (good) in December last year. Back at a more realistic level.
15 (15)
Sentry
Joel Rosario/Claude McGaughey
Age: 5
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 132151-
25/1
SP
He has won three times from 1m to 1m 3f on firm and good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 18-5 at Aqueduct over 1m 3f (firm) on his latest outing in November last year, beating Krewe Chief by 1 1/4l. Having his first run for a new stable today. Reserve.
14 (14)
Hay Dakota
Brian Jr Hernandez/Anthony Quartarolo
Age: 6
Weight: 8-7
Spotlight Form: 23324-5
50/1
SP
Winner of six races from 1m to 1m 3f on firm and good ground. Finished 3/4l behind Cowboy Culture when fifth of 9 at 17-2 on his latest outing at Gulfstream over 1m (good) earlier this month. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Eddie Kenneally, but this might just be a run to test the waters.
16 (16)
All Go
Paco Lopez/Michael Maker
Age: 5
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 061216-
50/1
SP
He has won four times from 5f to 1m on good ground. Finished 2 1/2l behind Chief Exchanger when sixth of 12 at 18-1 on his latest outing at Gulfstream over 1m 1f (good) in December last year. Reserve.
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