Senor Swinger, Storm Flag Flying work at Gulfstream

Edited from track notes

Storm Flag Flying Works; 2003 Schedule to Include Forward Gal
Storm Flag Flying, the champion 2-year-old filly in 2002, had her first workout at Gulfstream on Wednesday. The Shug McGaughey-trained filly was clocked in :50 3/5 breezing for a half-mile.

"She's doing just fine," McGaughey said. "I gave her a rest after the Breeders' Cup. She was at Payson Park and I worked her several times up there. I just brought her to Gulfstream and now I'll start to get serious with her. If everything goes all right, I'll run her in the Forward Gal ($100,000, grade III stakes for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs on March 14). That's the race I'm aiming at for her first start back."

Goldfine Works Florida Derby Hopeful Senor Swinger
Trainer Mickey Goldfine had Senor Swinger work an easy half-mile :49 2/5 breezing Wednesday. According to Goldfine, the undefeated colt will bypass the Fountain of Youth and will make his next start either in the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) at 1 1/8 miles on March 15 or the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at the Fair Grounds on March 9.

"It was a good work and he's doing fine," Goldfine said. "I had one of my exercise boys get on him this morning. I'm pointing him towards either the Florida Derby or the Louisiana Derby. I don't plan on running him again until then. I'll just train him up to the race."

Senor Swinger was an impressive winner in his maiden start at Hawthorne Race Course on Dec. 4. He came from off the pace to win going away by 6 ½ lengths in that 8 1/2-furlong test.

In his 2003 debut, Senor Swinger came from off the pace to get the lead in the stretch then battled back when challenged by Ten Cents A Shine and finished in a dead-heat for first with that opponent.

From The Workout Desk
Gulfstream Park: Hall of Famer H. Allen Jerkens worked a pair of horses for the $500,000 Donn Handicap at miles on Wednesday...They were the stakes-winning Saint Verre who was clocked in :48 1/5 breezing for a half-mile, and the stakes-placed Puzzlement who was timed in 1:03 breezing for five furlongs...Three horses worked for Sunday's Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) on the turf. Jonathan Sheppard had the stakes winner Rochester work five furlongs in 11:01 3/5 breezing on the main track. Trainer Michael Dickinson had Cetewayo, who will be seeking a repeat score in Sunday's stakes, work a half-mile in :51 2/5 on the turf course and Just Listen worked a half-mile in :50 breezing on the same course for trainer Joe Catanese.

Calder Race Course: Trainer Kathleen O'Connell had her multiple stakes-winning 3-year-old filly Ivanavinalot work six furlongs in 1:13 4/5 breezing Wednesday. Ivanavinalot is being pointed towards the $150,000 Davona Dale Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 23.

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