A dozen fillies and mares are set to start in Saturday's $100,000 Suwannee River Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park with Skymarc Farm's Madeira Mist the expected favorite.
Madeira Mist, a 5-year-old mare trained by Christophe Clement, was third behind Delmonico Cat and Koney Kitty in the Honey Fox (gr. IIIT) last out, beaten just a half-length. Jose Santos gets the call.
Clement will also saddle Sixty Seconds, who returned from a four-month freshening to run fifth in the La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT) last month. Manoel Cruz has the mount.
Something Ventured and Young Star are expected to battle it out at the windows for the favorite position.
Something Ventured has won two of three starts on the Gulfstream grass for trainer Todd Pletcher, but was fifth last out in the Honey Fox. Young Star, trained by Bill Mott, comes off a win in the Designated Dancer Stakes at Calder.
The others entered include: Changing World (Joe Bravo); May Gator (Jorge Chavez); New Economy (Rosemary Homeister Jr.); San Dare (Mark Guidry); Mystery Itself (Cornelio Velazquez); Approach (Edgar Prado); Wishful Splendor (Eibar Coa); and Mymich (Brice Blanc).