The Grade 3, $125,000 Honey Fox Stakes will run as Race 11 on the Feb. 27 card at Gulfstream Park.
The event for 4-year-old and up fillies and mares covers one mile on turf and is set to include names like Got Stormy, Art of Almost, and Zofelle among the field of nine.
Here is a look at the top runners set for the Honey Fox Stakes:
Betting Preview: Got Stormy, Art of Almost
One of the top names among the field is My Racehorse CA and Spendthrift Farm’s Got Stormy. The 6-year-old mare from Get Stormy is trained by Mark Casse.
She has a career record of 10-5-3 from 26 starts and total earnings of $2,021,378.
She closed out her 2020 campaign with a fifth-place run in the Nov. 7 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Keeneland, registering a 113 Speed Figure. Prior to that, she won the Oct. 9 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes (G3) at Keeneland, as well as the Sept. 12 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Stakes (G3) at Kentucky Downs.
Got Stormy will break from post 2 under rider Tyler Gaffalione.
One of her biggest rivals in the field is D.J. Stable’s Art of Almost. The 5-year-old mare from Dansili is trained by Mark Casse as well.
She is 3-5-5 from 19 career starts with earnings of $234,811.
Last time out, she took third in the Dec. 12 My Charmer Stakes at Gulfstream Park. She also finished second in the Nov. 7 Maple Leaf Stakes (G3) and second in the Sept. 26 Belle Mahone Stakes at Woodbine. The runner’s last win came in a June 21 allowance optional claiming race at Woodbine.
Art of Almost will break from the outside post 9 under rider John Velazquez.
Betting Preview: Zofelle, Jakarta
Another name to look out for is Heider Family Stables’ Zofelle. The 5-year-old mare from Zoffany comes from Ireland and is trained by Brendan Walsh.
She is 5-2-2 from 15 career starts and has earnings of $228,544. The runner already has one victory in 2021.
She is coming off a win in the Jan. 23 Marshua’s River Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park, where she registered an impressive 114 Speed Figure. Her last race of 2020 was a fifth-place finish in the June 27 Just a Game Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park, which followed a third-place run in the May 30 Old Forester Mint Julep Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.
Zofelle will break from post 6 under rider Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Three Diamonds Farm’s Jakarta will also be among the field. The 6-year-old mare from Bustin Stones is trained by Michael Maker.
She is 8-3-2 from 19 career starts and has earnings of $336,706. She is still looking for her first win of 2021.
Last time out, she took fourth in the Jan. 1 Abundantia Stakes (Black Type) at Gulfstream, and she won the Dec. 5 Claiming Crown Distaff Dash Stakes to close out her 2020 campaign.
Jakarta will break from post 8 under rider Kendrick Carmouche.
The rest of the field (post, jockey) is set to include: Secret Time (post 1, C. J. Lanerie); Nomizar (post 3, T. Gaffalione)(MTO); Ricetta (post 4, J. Castellano); Bienville Street (post 5, P. Lopez); and Feel Glorious (post 7, J. Alvarado).
Free Betting Pick
There is a lot of attention being placed on Got Stormy going into the race. She is kicking off her last season of racing in the Honey Fox, and it will be her first run at Gulfstream since winning there in March 2019. She is coming off a short break following the Breeders’ Cup performance, and her connections are excited about how she has been working.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Got Stormy
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