He will run like that on Sunday."
Say Florida Sandy, who will carry 116 pounds, nine pounds less than he carried in the MacArthur, breaks from post 5 under jockey Aaron Gryder.The most formidable challenge could come from California shipper Avanzado, who is two-for-two since coming to the U.S. from his native Argentina. Trained by Doug O'Neill, the son of Luhuk has won both his starts on the front end."He's a big, tall, good-looking chestnut," O'Neill said. "He's not built like a sprinter, but he's really quick. We were real pleased with both races at Del Mar, now it's time to step up and see what he's got."
Avanzado will be ridden by Tyler Baze and will break from post 6.
Also entered in the Forest Hills is True Passion, who has won six of his nine starts this year for Philadelphia Park-based trainer Donald Reeder. Tony Black will be aboard."I don't think anyone could have predicted how good this horse would get," said Reeder, who received True Passion earlier this winter. "He's doing really good. I would (have) liked to have a race before the Forest Hills, but he's fresh. Once I gelded him it changed him around. He matured instantly. He started enjoying what he was doing. He's really been a pleasant surprise."Completing the field will be Esteemed Friend, Sunray Spirit, Paging, Dash For Daylight, and Multiple Choice.$250,000 Forest Hills (gr. II), 6 furlongs, 3 & up
PP HORSE, JOCKEY, WGT.
1 Multiple Choice, John Velazquez, 113
2 Sunray Spirit, Jorge Chavez, 111
3 True Passion, Tony Black, 114
4 Esteemed Friend, Mike Luzzi, 113
5 Say Florida Sandy, Aaron Gryder, 116
6 Avanzado, Tyler Baze, 116
7 Paging, Abdiel Toribio, 111
8 Dash for Daylight, Larry Melancon, 115
Sunray Spirit will race with blinkers.$150,000 Gallant Bloom (gr. II), 6 1/2 furlongs, Fillies & Mares, 3 & up
PP HORSE, JOCKEY, WGT.
1 Raging Fever, John Velazquez, 120
2 Belle Artiste, Jorge Chavez, 114
3 Saskya, Javier Castellano, 110
4 Harmony Lodge, Shaun Bridgmohan, 114
5 Shine Again, Jean-Luc Samyn, 118
6 Nasty Storm, Jose Santos, 114
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