01/04/2012 5:08PM

Gulfstream Park: Pomeroys Pistol fires a bullet; Hurricane Bertie might be next

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Bob Coglianese
Pomeroys Pistol wins the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl on Dec. 10 at Gulfstream Park.

Pomeroys Pistol, popular winner of the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl on Dec. 10, breezed a bullet half-mile in 48.22 seconds to top the Wednesday work tab at Palm Meadows. Pomeroys Pistol may return in the Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie on Feb. 19.

The Hurricane Bertie also could mark the 2012 debut of Her Smile, third-place finisher in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. Hurricane Bertie was purchased by Frank Stronach for $1 million at the Fasig-Tipton November sale and turned over to trainer Chad Brown.

Her Smile joined Stronach’s undefeated Eclipse Champion Awesome Feather under Brown’s shed. Awesome Feather is expected to make her first start of the winter in the Sunshine Millions Distaff on Jan. 28.