08/12/2014 10:44AM

Atreides will make first stakes start in Monarchos

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Atreides will make his next start in the Aug. 30 Monarchos Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Atreides will make his next start Aug. 30 in the Monarchos Stakes at Gulfstream Park after the highly regarded Stonestreet Stables colt easily rolled through his first allowance condition Sunday at the south Florida track.

Atreides, a 3-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro, remains unbeaten in two career starts after winning the 6 1/2-furlong race by three lengths as the 1-10 favorite. He recorded an eye-catching 105 Beyer Speed Figure in his July 12 debut at six furlongs.

“I thought he really looked good again,” trainer Marty Wolfson said Tuesday by phone from his Gulfstream barn. “He’s just a very nice, fast horse, although I do think he’ll go on. I think he could be real effective at a one-turn mile,” which is the distance of the $75,000 Monarchos.

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Atreides is one of five Stonestreet horses being conditioned at Gulfstream by Wolfson, who has a long-standing working relationship with Stonestreet’s John Moynihan. The homebred colt was produced by Dream Rush, a multiple Grade 1 winner best known for her victory in the 2007 Test Stakes.

Among the other known prospects for the Monarchos is East Hall, the winner of the July 19 Ohio Derby for Gulfstream-based trainer Bill Kaplan.