02/01/2012 2:15PM

Gulfstream: Bold Warrior sharpens for Gulf Sprint Championship


As good as Redeemed’s work was on Wednesday at Gulfstream Park, it did not earn the “bullet” as the fastest move of the morning at six furlongs. That honor went to Bold Warrior, who completed the distance in 1:11.94 while finishing well within himself under his regular rider Jose Lezcano.

Bold Warrior is a homebred son of Bernardini owned by Irving Cowan. He showed promise during a limited 3-year-old campaign that ended with a second-place finish in a one-mile overnight stakes at Belmont on Oct. 15.

“He went a little faster than I wanted him to this morning but he did it easily enough so it was a good work,” said trainer Allen Jerkens. “There really wasn’t anything for him right away after that overnight stakes and he needed a break, which is why he hasn’t run in a while. Right now I’m looking to start him back in the sprint stakes and then maybe go to the mile later in the meet.”

Jerkens was referring to the seven -furlong, Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship on Feb. 18 and the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap at a mile on March 10.