Mucho Macho Man Preps for Gulfstream Handicap

Mucho Macho Man Preps for Gulfstream Handicap
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Mucho Macho Man
Reeves Thoroughbreds' multi-millionare Mucho Macho Man breezed five furlongs in 1:02 the morning of Feb. 23 at Gulfstream Park, prepping for a probable start in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) on March 9.
 
Hall of Fame rider Edgar Prado was aboard, as he was for the 5-year-old son of Macho Uno  's previous two workouts.
 
"I thought he worked great today," trainer Kathy Ritvo said. "I nominated him (to the Gulfstream Park Handicap) and that's our next goal if everything continues to go well."
 
Should Mucho Macho Man run in the mile handicap, it would set up a rematch with Fort Larned  , who defeated the big bay by just a half-length in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) after a stirring stretch-long duel at Santa Anita Park.
 
Mucho Macho Man finished seventh while favored in the Florida Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream on Jan. 19, a rare off-the-board finish his trainer attributes to a dislike for the sloppy track.
 
The Florida-bred was equipped with blinkers in that race, but did not wear them in this recent workout.

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