Victoriam Farm LLC’s Stone Silent is favored to win her third consecutive black-type test Saturday at Gulfstream Park as the Florida-bred filly is listed at 7-5 on the morning line for the $100,000 Captiva Island. A field of eight fillies and mares, 4-years-old and older, will sprint five furlongs on the grass including Florida-breds Sol Hope and Fulminate, who join Stone Silent in pursuit the $20,000 Florida-bred Top 3 bonus presented by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association.

The Brian Lynch-trained Stone Silent also looks to maintain her unblemished record on the Gulfstream Park turf where she is two-for-two including victories in the $125,000 Abundantia on Dec. 31 and the $115,000 Ladies Turf Sprint on Feb. 11, both at the Captiva Island distance.

She has a career ledger of four wins in 10 starts with two seconds and a third with earnings of $290,838. Her other wins came in a first level allowance sprinting five furlongs on the Horseshoe Indianapolis grass in July and in the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Debutante going five furlongs on the main track at Santa Anita in her first start.

Victoriam Farm purchased her for $170,000 out of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale prior to the Abundantia but she first turned heads as a $410,000 2-year-old in training at the 2022 Ocala Breeders’ Sales March Sale where previous owners West Point Thoroughbreds and Talla Racing selected her out of the Ocala Stud consignment.

Stone Silent is by Ocala Stud stallion Adios Charlie out of Travelator by A.P. Jet and was bred in Florida by William J. Terrell and Frank De Savino.

Junior Alvarado was aboard for her last two victories and gets the return mount. Stone Silent will break from post one.

Sol Hope travels to Gulfstream from her base at Oakridge Training Center in Morriston, Fla. where she is trained by owner Mary Lightner. The 5-year-old mare will be trying to duplicate her two-length victory in a second level, $32,000 optional claiming going five furlongs on the Tampa Bay Downs grass on Feb. 9. In one start on the Gulfstream Park turf, she finished out of the money in an upper level, $62,500 optional claiming won by Fulminate two starts back on New Year’s Day.

Sol Hope is by Soldat out of Trudy Mae, by Magna Graduate and was bred in Florida by Bull Creek LLC. She has a solid record of five wins in 13 starts with three thirds with earnings of $165,545.

She is 5-1 on the morning line and will depart from post four with Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard.

After her victory in the Jan. 1 allowance at Gulfstream, Fulminate was third in Stone Silent’s Ladies Turf Sprint before an unlucky performance in her last race on Feb. 24. She reared at the start of the $77,000 Leinster Lightning City at Tampa Bay Downs and was never able to overcome the slow start and finished sixth.

Trained by Laura Cazares for Road Trip Racing Inc. and Past The Wire Racing Inc., Fulminate is by Get Stormy out of E Built This City, by City Zip and was bred in Florida by D’Oyen Thoroughbreds LLC. She has six wins with three seconds and two thirds from 23 career starts with earnings of $263,367.

Fulminate is also a graduate of OBS having sold for $12,000 to QRF out of Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck’s Summerfield consignment at the 2020 October Yearling Sale.

Fulminate is 10-1 in the program and will be ridden by Paco Lopez from post three.

Rounding out the field are The Arcadian Way and jockey Javier Castellano, Sara Mia with Jose Ortiz set to ride, Accomplished Girl and pilot Edgard Zayas, Tyler Gaffalione rides Secret Money and Future is Now with Luis Saez in the irons.

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