Grade 1 winner Wicked Strong and Grade 2 winner Honor Code, will each be making their 4-year-old debuts in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) Saturday. It’s the 71st running of the one-mile race for older dirt horses and up.
First in the Wood Memorial (G1) and Jim Dandy (G2) and second by a nose to stablemate V. E. Day in the Travers (G1), Wicked Strong has not raced since clipping heels and losing rider Rajiv Maragh in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) on September 27 at Belmont Park. Wicked Strong spent part of his Wednesday afternoon schooling in Gulfstream’s walking ring.
“We wanted to bring him over and try to keep him from getting too nervous when he runs,” James Jerkens said. “I didn’t really want to wait much longer than this to get him started. It probably isn’t ideal, a… Read the rest of this entry >>