Old Time Hockey will be making his 25th turf appearance in the Sunshine Millions Turf.

Old Time Hockey will be making his 25th turf appearance in the Sunshine Millions Turf.

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Sunshine Millions Turf Draws a Dozen

Full field of Florida-breds is headed by Chad Brown-trained Fundamental.

A full gate of 12 older runners passed the entry box for the Jan. 18 Sunshine Millions Turf at Gulfstream Park, and why not? There's $150,000 on the table for the 1 1/16-mile race for Florida-breds.

Heading the cast figures to be Fundamental, who will be led out of Chad Brown's barn. The trainer is coming off a career year and is already off to a hot start in 2016.

Fundamental, owned by Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence, has made his last three appearances in top-level company and in his last start was beaten just a length in the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at Del Mar Nov. 28. The son of ArchHalo's Verse, by Unbridled's Song, was a close-up fifth prior to that in Keeneland's Bryan Station Stakes and was beaten just a length Sept. 19 in the Commonwealth Derby (gr. IIT) at Laurel Park.

Fundamental was bred by Glen Hill Farm, who has homebred Old Time Hockey in the Millions Turf lineup. A 7-year-old by Smarty Jones , Old Time Hockey is a veteran of this type of action. He'll be making his 25th turf appearance and 14th at the trip. He topped state-breds last time out, Nov. 7 at Gulfstream Park West, with a head victory in the Millions Turf Preview at the same trip.

Dead-heating for second in the Preview was One Step Salsa and fellow Millions Turf runner Rizwan, who drew the wood. The 4-year-old son of Silver Tree will be going for his fifth victory at Gulfstream on Saturday.

Another one of several to consider is the well-bred Amigo, who was third to multiple grade I winner Lochte last time out in the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT). By Hard Spun , the Arindel homebred is out of Dat You Miz Blue, by Cure the Blues, and is trained by Ronny Werner. The Tropical Turf was the 5-year-olds' stakes debut.

Copper Water Thoroughbred's Reporting Star also has back class. The 6-year-old Circular Quay gelding finished fifth in a pair of grade I turf tests at Woodbine last fall and won the 7 1/2-furlong El Prado Stakes Dec. 12 at Gulfstream.

Entries: Sunshine Millions Turf S.

Gulfstream Park, Saturday, January 16, 2016, Race 10

  • STK
  • 1 1/16m
  • Turf
  • $150,000
  • 4 yo's & up
  • 4:35 PM (local)
11Rizwan (FL)Jose C. Caraballo117Philip A. Gleaves15/1
22Fundamental (FL)Keeneland Sales GraduateIrad Ortiz, Jr.117Chad C. Brown2/1
33Cement Clement (FL)Keeneland Sales GraduateRicardo Feliciano119Tony Wilson12/1
44My Point Exactly (FL)Javier Castellano121William A. Kaplan10/1
55Firespike (FL)Keeneland Sales GraduateEddie Castro117Michael J. Maker20/1
66Manchurian High (FL)Luis Saez119Lilli Kurtinecz6/1
77Amigo (FL)Joel Rosario117Ronny W. Werner20/1
88Old Time Hockey (FL)Ronald Dale Allen, Jr.121Thomas F. Proctor6/1
99Black Martino (FL)Tyler Gaffalione117Jose Garoffalo20/1
1010Gourmet Delight (FL)Paco Lopez117Angel A. Penna, Jr.20/1
1111Reporting Star (FL)Miguel Angel Vasquez121Pat Parente4/1
1212Prince Vincenzo (FL)Joe Bravo117Joe Sharp20/1