Trainer James DiVito will send 3-year-old gelding Coach Jimi Lee in search of his third straight win while taking on some of the best sprinters in the country in Saturday's $100,000 Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. The prospect of taking of taking on the likes of Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Cajun Beat and multiple graded stakes winner Gygistar in the six furlongs contest appears daunting, but the former Chicago-based trainer is ready to try.
"He should have no problem," said DiVito. "He's doing good and is settled in here nicely. It's a tough race, but we've been right there with those kinds of horses all year." The son of Roar has scored two stakes victories while rattling off wins in three of his last four starts. He won the Forward Pass Stakes at Arlington in August and the Zany Tactics in September at Hawthorne, which were sandwiched around one of his few disappointments this year when 10th in the Kentucky Cup Sprint at Turfway Park. "He just didn't fire that day and I'm not sure why," said DiVito. "He was just very flat, but he obviously came back fine. He got two wins after that so we'll see what we get this time."