04/05/2012 1:17PM

Gulfstream: Entrustment finally finds suitable spot for 2012 debut


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – When it comes to running his horses, trainer Marty Wolfson can be a patient man. A case in point is the filly Entrustment.

Entrustment was purchased privately by Farnsworth Stables following her sixth-place finish last fall in the Grade 3 Harold Ramser Stakes a Santa Anita, and Wolfson has had her in his barn since November. Wolfson entered her three times since Feb. 18 but scratched her on each occasion, including the Grade 3 Honey Fox on March 18.

Entrustment will finally get her chance to run in Saturday’s second-level optional $62,500 claiming feature at 1 1/16 miles on Gulfstream Park’s turf.

“She’s been ready to run for a while now. I’ve entered her several times but she drew outside posts, including the Honey Fox, and I scratched her,” said Wolfson. “She won her only start on dirt and I’ll be looking to run her in races either on dirt or turf.”

Entrustment, who was scratched after drawing post 10 for the Honey Fox, will break from post 3 on Saturday.

Entrustment, a 4-year-old daughter of Forestry, started twice against Grade 1 company last year for trainer Patrick Gallagher. She was beaten just a neck when fourth in the 10-furlong American Oaks at Hollywood Park in mid-July and sixth the following month in the 1 1/8-mile Del Mar Oaks.

Entrustment has been stabled at Gulfstream where she has turned in a series of good if not spectacular half-mile works. Jermaine Bridgmohan, who will be in town to ride for the next two weekends, has the assignment.

Entrustment will have to defeat a formidable rival in stakes winner Ruthenia if she is to kick off her 2012 campaign on a successful note. Ruthenia has been idle since late November when she finished second in the Pago Hop Stakes at Fair Grounds. A homebred daughter of Pulpit owned by Virginia Kraft Payson, Ruthenia has been stakes placed four times in eight career tries but has not won a race since capturing Belmont Park’s Good Mood to close out her brief but undefeated 2-year-old campaign during the fall of 2010.

Trainer Jamie Ness will send Silver Prism back down from Tampa Bay Downs. Silver Prism had her four-race win streak snapped when she finished a troubled second behind Whipsaw City under similar optional claiming conditions here on March 17. Silver Prism has won seven races and never finished worse than third in 10 career starts.

◗ My Due Process, a stakes winner at 2 for owner Priscilla Vaccarezza and trainer Dale Romans, returns to the main track for Saturday’s co-featured seventh race, an entry-level optional $75,000 claiming sprint at six furlongs.

My Due Process, winner of Monmouth Park’s NATC Futurity in September, will face a field that includes the red-hot Miss Quisqueya and stakes-placed French Politics.

Say A Novena, runner-up in both the Grade 2 Forward Gal and Grade 3 Old Hat earlier in the meet, worked a bullet half-mile in 48 seconds at Calder on Thursday for trainer Eddie Plesa Jr.