03/12/2012 11:58AM

Gulfstream Park: Currency Swap and Gemologist entered for Friday allowance


Currency Swap and Gemologist, two of the nation’s elite 2-year-olds from last year, are entered to make their first starts of the year on Friday at Gulfstream Park in a one-mile $80,000 allowance race, which attracted a field of five.

Currency Swap, the winner of the Hopeful Stakes, is in post 3, while Gemologist, the winner of the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, drew the rail.

Gemologist had been pointing to the Rebel Stakes this Saturday at Oaklawn Park before this Gulfstream allowance race came up. The Rebel is expected to feature Delta Jackpot winner Sabercat, another top 2-year-old from 2011 who will be making his first start of the year.

Felix More than 1 year ago
It's not a good idea to get "high" on any Pletcher stabled horses. It's usually over before its hardly begun. Oh sure, they run fast a time or two.
Don Passidomo More than 1 year ago
Felix, I can't be so absolute on any trainer/person/horse/breeder, case by case basis and won't make a case for or against Pletcher, he just has so many highly priced horses to train and big money owners who feed his operations. I do feel he has a real "Gem" this year, who I am very high on, time will tell...Try to chill a bit...Don
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope they don't try to rush Currency Swap into the Derby. I don't think it would be good for the colt and he wouldn't win anyway. Relax and get him ready for the Breeders Cup.
Don Passidomo More than 1 year ago
JP: I rec'd DRF entry for "Gem" Sat nite, was at first shocked, but after a bit thought great move, hope he runs there rather than overbooked "Rebel" rumble gang on Sat, to loosen him up at GS, and then run him in selected graded stakes in a few weeks, if he runs well n picks up some $, n healthy he is in KD gate..I am very high on him w/ UR n Creative...enjoy your insightful comments on your KD list too, what is your take? Not sure of other TP horse entered? Thanks, Don