Rescheduled $200,000 Swale Stakes Draws Field of Eight

Rescheduled $200,000 Swale Stakes Draws Field of Eight

Category : News - Fri 06/03/2015 - 18:54 EST

On Saturday at Gulfstream Park, the stakes action kicks off with the $200,000 Swale Stakes. The Grade 2 race, carded at seven-furlongs, was rescheduled after torrential rain forced the track to cancel racing on February 28.

Topping the field eight as the morning line favorite at odds of 4-5 is Daredevil for trainer Todd Pletcher. A chestnut son of More Than Ready purchased for $260,000 as a yearling, he has won two of his three career starts including the Champagne Stakes (G1) as a juvenile. He has been on the shelf since finishing eleventh and last in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and has been training forwardly for his first start of the year. He will break from the rail under jockey Javier Castellano.

X Y Jet trying to earn first stakes victory 

Second choice at 4-1 on the morning line is X Y Jet for trainer Jorge Navarro. A gelded son of Kantharos, he has been on the board in six of his eight starts and is trying to earn the second victory and first stakes win of his career. He was second last time out in the Hutcheson Stakes (G3) after setting the early pace. Jesus Rios, aboard for his maiden win in November, will be back aboard from post position three.

Bluegrass Singer cutting back to a sprint

Also in the field at morning line odds of 8-1 is Bluegrass Singer for trainer Marcus Vitali. A gelded son of Bluegrass Cat, he has won three of his nine career starts and is trying to rebound after finishing sixth in the Fountain of Youth (G2) on February 21. Edgar Prado, who piloted him to an optional claiming victory in December, will be back in the irons from post position eight.

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