Delta Bluesman

Delta Bluesman

Anne M. Eberhardt

'Bluesman' Hopes for Redemption in Mr. Prospector

Son of Wagon Limit placed sixth in the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

Monster Racing Stables' Delta Bluesman will attempt to return to winning form in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 1 at Gulfstream Park after finishing a disappointing sixth in the Nov. 5 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

The Jorge Navarro-trained gelding bumped with eventual winner Drefong shortly after the start of the Sprint.

"Right after the (race), I was scratching my head. The horse was training so good. There's no way he could run sixth," Navarro said. "I looked down and the horse had a big cut on his ankle that needed five stitches. The next day I went to the barn and he couldn't walk with the stitches, but he ate up and was fine. Right now he's back to being himself."

The soon-to-be 7-year-old son of Wagon Limit, who has been training sharply at Gulfstream Park West, earned his way into the Breeders' Cup Sprint with a triumph in the Smile Sprint Stakes (gr. II), a "Win & You're In" race July 2.

Navarro also entered Monster Racing Stables' Shaft of Light in the Mr. Prospector, which drew a field of six for the six-furlong contest.

Yourdreamsormine has finished no worse than second in eight starts since being privately purchased and transferred to trainer Milt Wolfson. The son of Mr. Sekiguchi is coming off a Dec. 4 allowance victory.

Entries: Mr. Prospector S. (G3)

Gulfstream Park, Sunday, January 01, 2017, Race 4

  • Grade III
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 4 yo's & up
  • 1:30 PM (local)
11El Deal (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateJohn R. Velazquez119Francisco D'Angelo6/1
22Squadron A (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateCorey J. Lanerie117Dale L. Romans10/1
33Candip (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateTyler Gaffalione121Michael A. Tomlinson5/1
44Yourdreamsormine (FL)Paco Lopez121Milton W. Wolfson6/1
55Shaft of Light (ON)Edgard J. Zayas121Jorge Navarro2/1
66Delta Bluesman (FL)Emisael Jaramillo123Jorge Navarro9/5