02/11/2013 4:10PM

Gulfstream Park: Pletcher cautious with his Donn winner, Graydar

Barbara D. Livingston
Graydar is unlikely for the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap on March 9.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Trainer Todd Pletcher said Graydar came out of his victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Donn Handicap in good order, but has nothing picked out at the moment for his next start.

“We’ll kind of let the dust settle before we decide what to do next,” Pletcher said. “I’d hate to run anywhere but Gulfstream with him, but there’s not anything super-attractive for him here.”

Pletcher said he would likely not bring Graydar back at a mile for the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap on March 9. Graydar did come within .01 of a second of equaling Commentator’s one-mile track record winning an allowance race earlier in the meet.

“He ran a great mile here, but I don’t think I want to turn back to a mile now to run against Fort Larned,” Pletcher said.

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bring Graydar to Santa Anita for the Big Cap to face Game on Dude.
jttf More than 1 year ago
i know the connections will lean toward the new orleans handicap. but, i think it would be wiser to go in the oaklawn handicap. there will be better weight assignment and a better chance of a speed bias. 2 month layoffs would be a good idea for this horse. the met mile should fit his style.
Richard More than 1 year ago
Fort Loudon won his seven furlong sprint over this last weekend. Fort Loudon is a sprinter. Fort Larned is the #1 rated router horse in the country. He has been a great horse!
Perl More than 1 year ago
Scott More than 1 year ago
Nice to know you understand what your watching Perl- this Pletcher horse was juiced to the moon. Amazing he gets away with it.
unmarx1 More than 1 year ago
No-proof rubbish. If you thought he might be juiced you should have bet him, which you clearly did not. whiner-talk.
Perl More than 1 year ago
I played Fast Falcon so Juicedar's big run had no impact on my result. I go with what my eyes and 30 years of watching races has told me. The horse carved out fast fracs and kept going. He had run three times all at 1m or shorter, always with a layoff and he comes back and runs them off his feet. I thought it was a suspicious performance. When McGwire, Sosa, and bonds were putting up those numbers what did you think? How about Lance Armstrong 7 tdfs in a row. And Horseracing's drug testing are bogus in most states.
Scott More than 1 year ago
Well said Perl, I'm sure unmarx1 believed Mr. Armstrong to be the great clean American hero. Trust your eyes and experience. This horse was medicated to the max.
philcoforde More than 1 year ago
Speed horse on a speed favoring track...need to see him do it elsewhere
Joey Santiago More than 1 year ago
we will see if this horse graydar will become a great horse,smply put the horses that we have running are sub-par at best.last year the europeans did not send their best here because they know that we do not have quality horses here but had one who horse that would sent thr europeans packing of course am talking about wise dan who to me is best all around horse in any track 7 taking all comers, did they bring frankel ? of course not.folks fellow bettors we have not had a horse anywere like the great secreterait.they retired the horses to early here,& sad thing about i don't anybody winning the triple crown this year.
Keith Strouhal More than 1 year ago
He would crush Game On Dude in the S.A. Handicap
ron More than 1 year ago
not if they put c.s. back on him
Amy Hurley More than 1 year ago
Is this an editing mistake? I assume that Pletcher actually said "Fort Loudon" in reference to running in the G.P. 'Cap....
Brandon Layer More than 1 year ago
Fort Larned is making his comeback in the GPH.
Alex More than 1 year ago
He needs to prove he ran do this away from Gulfstream. Gulfstream is pletchers playground where he can do what he wants, anything goes.
Mark Moffre More than 1 year ago
Nice horse but he didn't beat much.