You Luckie Mann and Silent Valor figure to attract most of the attention in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes, the six-furlong event which kicks off Gulfstream Park's 2009 series for 3-year-olds on opening day Jan. 3.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2006
|Trainer||Doug F. O'Neill|
|Owner||Gilman Racing or O'Neill|
|Jazzandthemagician View Five-Cross Pedigree||Birdstone||Grindstone|
|Pat Hand||Cape Town|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Zayat Stables||Eaton Sales, agent for Overbrook Farm||$80,000|
While the grade I, $300,000 Cigar Mile is the premier feature on the Nov. 29 card at Aqueduct, 2-year-olds will also be in the spotlight with the 87th renewal of the Demoiselle (gr. II) for fillies and the 95th running of the Remsen (gr. II) for juvenile colts and geldings.
Joseph Rauch and David Zell's Capt. Candyman Can sparkled in his Churchill Downs debut while winning the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) by three lengths Nov. 1. Four weeks later the son of Candy Ride tries to run them off their feet again, this time facing nine juvenile rivals in the $150,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 29 in Louisville.