The Stidham stable enjoyed a tremendous across-the-card double over the weekend, topped by a fantastic performance from Godolphin’s Micheline, who showed her rivals a clean pair of heels in the $75,000 Honey Ryder Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Given a supremely confident ride by Joe Bravo, Micheline was delivered with a powerful run down the stretch before kicking away at the end. This 3-year-old daughter of Bernardini was winning her second career stakes victory (she won Monmouth Park’s Sorority Stakes last year), and a step back into graded stake company looks well within her compass.
Micheline wasn’t the only stable victor in Florida over the weekend – Niall Brennan’s Summer Love showed admirable fortitude under jockey Angel Suarez to knuckle out a neck victory at Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday. With a nice maiden win under her belt, this 3-year-old daughter of Summer Front can step up again.
And now for the rest of the week’s entries:
Clear as Day – Race 5, Allowance
Dynaform – Race 7, Claiming $20,000
Big Dreaming – Race 8, Maiden Special Weight
Fit for a King – Race 8, Maiden Special Weight