07/08/2016 1:06PM

Little Mike returns with great numbers, lots of rust


When Little Mike makes his long-awaited return in the seventh race Sunday at Gulfstream Park, the strength of his statistics should prove unmistakable to horseplayers. A four-time Grade 1 winner, he has racked up more than $3.5 million in earnings, more than 4 1/2 times the collective bankroll of his six rivals, and he has repeatedly run Beyer Speed Figures in the upper 90s or 100s – exceeding the top figures of his opponents.