11/05/2015 2:33PM

Brandy’s Girl enters Juvenile Filly Sprint off romp

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Fellowship, winner of the In Reality Stakes, will start Saturday in the Juvenile Sprint Stakes on Sunshine Millions Preview Day at Gulfstream Park West.

Grade 3 Pegasus winner Mr. Jordan parlayed a romp in a maiden special weight race at Monmouth Park into a win in the $100,000 Juvenile Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park West last year. He paid $3.80 for his three-length win in the Juvenile Sprint, and it was the shortest price among the four 2-year-old stakes races held on Sunshine Millions Preview Day last year.

Brandy’s Girl, a 12 1/2-length winner of a six-furlong maiden special weight race Sept. 26 at Monmouth, will try to emulate that feat Saturday in the $100,000 Juvenile Filly Sprint. The 6 1/2-furlong dash goes as the third race and is the first of four $100,000 stakes restricted to Florida-bred 2-year-olds on the third annual Sunshine Millions Preview Day.

The Juvenile Filly Sprint drew seven horses, but if Brandy’s Girl runs as well as she did when she added Lasix for her second start, the rest of the field is running for second-place money.

Trained by Edwin Broome, Brandy’s Girl ran an even race when she finished third going 5 1/2 furlongs in a maiden special weight Sept. 5 at Monmouth. She took a huge step forward when she came back to romp in her next start, and the 80 Beyer Speed Figure she received is the top figure among all the 2-year-olds running in Saturday’s stakes.

She will be ridden by Paco Lopez, who likely will put her into the race soon after she breaks from the inside post. Coincidentally, Lopez was aboard Mr. Jordan when he won the Juvenile Sprint last year.

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Juvenile Filly Sprint (race 3)

Key contenders

Brandy’s Girl (Last 2 Beyers: 80-48)

Following her blowout win, the full sister to 2-year-old stakes winner Posse Dreamin came back with two sharp works at Gulfstream Park West and appears primed for another big effort.

Chief Attraction (Last 3 Beyers: 63-55-59)

Trained by Bill Kaplan, she shouldn’t mind the move back to a sprint after setting the pace and holding on well to finish second against open company in a one-mile, $75,000 optional-claiming race Oct. 22 at Gulfstream West.

Juvenile Turf (race 7)

Light the Night is a maiden going into the one-mile race on turf but could end up a stakes winner with Lopez riding.

Key contenders

Light the Night (Last 3 Beyers: 71-69-61)

Trained by Michael Trombetta, Light the Night is trending in the right direction and is coming off a runner-up finish going seven furlongs in a maiden special weight on turf Oct. 17 at Belmont.

He is out of a mare who was a route stakes winner on turf and finished second in the Grade 3 Virginia Oaks, so he should handle the slightly longer distance.

Golden Pirate (Last 3 Beyers: 68-58-43)

He has won both of his starts since trainer Juan Rodriguez took the blinkers off.

Running on turf for the first time, he came from a stalking position to upset Ian Smith in the $75,000 Armed Forces at Gulfstream Park on Oct. 3. He should get a similar trip here.

Ian Smith (Last 3 Beyers: 62-66-66)

Trained by Todd Pletcher, he set a fast pace before tiring to finish fifth in the Armed Forces and could be dangerous with the blinkers coming off.

DRF Formulator fact: Over the past five years, Pletcher has a 25 percent strike rate with horses making the equipment change.

Juvenile Filly Turf (race 9)

The one-mile race drew 10 horses and appears to be wide open. Trombetta and Lopez team up again with Lovely Credit, who ran well at Laurel in her first try on grass in her latest start. The homebred daughter of Blame finished third in the 5 1/2-furlong maiden race and has the pedigree to handle her first route assignment.

Juvenile Sprint (race 10)

The 6 1/2-furlong dash is another wide-open race that drew 10 horses.

Key contenders

Fellowship (Last 3 Beyers: 74-54-51)

* Trained by Stanley Gold, he came from last to win the $500,000 In Reality going 1 1/16 miles in his first route attempt.

He won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight when he debuted at Gulfstream in May, so he should be okay with the cutback in distance.

Bullet Gone Astray (Last 3 Beyers: 60-38-73)

The Henry Collazo trainee won his first two starts, including the $100,000 Mountaineer Juvenile, and it isn’t hard to toss his two subsequent races. He was overmatched in the Grade 1 Hopeful at Saratoga, and he didn’t have a great trip when he finished fifth in his first try on turf in the Armed Forces.