04/08/2010 1:03PM

GULFSTREAM: Lopez off all his mounts again


Leading rider Paco Lopez took off his mounts for a second consecutive day after being forced to return home to his native Mexico due to a family emergency.  According to his agent, Lopez will return for Friday's card.

The mutuel department adjusted the post time for the delay in the second race but only slightly, giving trainers who want to take a horse out of the third race little chance to drop the slip before the box is taken away with 15 minutes to post. Will be interesting to see if anybody complains about this situation as was the case here a couple of weeks ago when trainers were given virtually no chance to drop a claim due to a similar incident.

  Looks like it's speed/stalkers again today on the main although might need to see another race before drawing any real conclusions.