Competitive Field of Seven Set for $100,000 Rampart Stakes
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Thu 19/02/2015 - 19:09 EST
On Saturday at Gulfstream Park, a full day of stakes action begins with the 39th edition of the $100,000 Rampart Stakes. Scheduled to be run at one mile on the main track, the race has drawn a field of seven fillies and mares.
Topping the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 is Wedding Toast for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. A five-year-old daughter of Street Sense, she has won five of her seven starts with two runner-up efforts to her credit. She was last seen winning a minor stakes race at Gulfstream Park and will try to claim the second graded stakes win of her career. Jose Lezcano will be in the irons carrying the royal blue silks of Godolphin Racing and they will break from post position two.
Thank You Marylou making seasonal debut
Michael Maker will saddle Thank You Marylou, the second choice at 5-2 on the morning line. Purchased for $47,000 by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, she has won three of her eleven career starts and will be making her first start of the year since finishing third in the La Brea (G1) at Santa Anita. A four-year-old daughter of Birdstone, she will have Joel Rosario back aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position four.
Got Lucky trying to score first stakes win
Also in the field at morning line odds of 3-1 is Got Lucky for trainer Todd Pletcher. A four-year-old daughter of A.P. Indy, she is trying to earn the first stakes win of her career and was last seen earning her third career victory at Gulfstream in January against optional claiming competition. She has clocked a bullet workout since that race and will have John Velazquez aboard from post position six.
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