Horse Racing News on March 9, 2011
I Want Revenge is going to Dubai after all.
Patrick Valenzuela is the first to admit the balance is out of whack. Of his 39 wins at the winter-spring meeting through Sunday, only three have come in stakes.
There was concern after the Big Cap about Setsuko's left foreleg, which showed swelling. Mandella said the 4-year-old Setsuko suffered a cut that responded well to antibiotic treatments.
The 1 1/16-mile race is for 3-year-old fillies, and in addition to the quality shippers, it has drawn there are some significant locals.
Luis Olivares' Tackleberry will seek his fifth stakes victory in six starts when he returns to face seven foes in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (Grade 2) at one mile March 12.
As expected, reigning juvenile champion and current Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo will kick off his 3-year-old campaign going one mile Saturday in Gulfstream Park's $100,000 Timely Writer.
A strong effort could push Uncle Mo into the position of overall favorite in Pool 2 of the Churchill Downs 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens its three-day run at noon EST on Friday, March 11.