HALLANDALE BEACH, FL—Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher notched a pair of victories on Saturday’s program at Gulfstream Park, including an impressive score by first-time starter Cardinale in the eighth race.

Stonestreet Stable LLC’s s homebred son of Speightstown stalked the pace into the stretch before drawing away to a length-and-three-quarters victory under Edgard Zayas in the six-furlong maiden special weight event for 2-year-olds.

Florida-bred Valued Cajun was second with He’s a Butte third.

Cardinale paid $6 to win.

Robert and Lawana Low’s Silver Ticket scored a dazzling off-the-pace victory in the ninth race to give the Pletcher stable back-to-back wins.

The 3-year-old daughter to Curlin, who broke her maiden in her second career start by six-and-a-quarter lengths at Gulfstream on Oct. 12, came right back to win the $25,000 optional claiming on synthetic by three-and-three-quarters lengths under Emisael Jaramillo.

Queen Macha was second with Florida-bred Starship Aurora third.

Silver Ticket paid $4 to win.


Fernando Jara Makes U.S. Return Saturday at Gulfstream

Jockey Fernando Jara rode in his first race in the United States since 2015 Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The 36-year-old native of Panama was aboard first-time starter Unabated, who finished seventh in the eighth race.

“I’ve been thinking of it for the last two or three years, but I was doing so good there I kept going back,” Jara said. “I haven’t been here for so long. We’ll be trying to rebuild relationships [with horsemen].”

Jara, who has two mounts on Gulfstream’s Sunday card, will be based primarily at Tampa Bay Downs during the winter with the hope of picking up mounts on shippers from Gulfstream Park and Palm Meadows, its satellite training facility in Palm Beach County.


Florida-breds Win Two Saturday at Gulfstream

Florida-bred Dr Bayter won the lid-lifter at Gulfstream Park Saturday as the 2-year-old gelded son of Girvin took the seven-furlong, $12,500 maiden claiming by a half-length under jockey Emisael Jaramillo.

Bee a Sky Beam was second with Florida-bred Ring Fund third.

It was the second career start for the Victor Barboza Jr. trainee who raced in black, green and red colors of owner Guiseppe Sblano. Out of Distorted Sunrays, by Drosselmeyer, Dr Bayter was bred by Ponder Hill Inc., and paid $6 to win.

The seventh race, a conditioned $12,500 claiming at five furlongs on the synthetic course, went to Temerity under jockey Jesus Rios for trainer Fernando Abreu, who co-owns the 4-year-old filly with Lowwood Farm LLC.

Temerity is by Ocala Stud stallion Adios Charlie out of Royal Sighting, by Rahy and was bred in the Sunshine State by Ocala Stud.

Amor Y Control was second to complete the Florida-bred exacta with Drinks on Me third.

Temerity was let go at 17-1 and paid $36.40 to win.

Lowwood Farm purchased Temerity out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2021 Ocala Breeders’ Sales June Sale for $77,000.


Bahamian Squall Trifecta Hits Friday

Double Diamond Farm’s Bahamian Squall became a notable sire Friday at Gulfstream Park as he was represented by the top three finishers in the third race.

Survival Rose won the $12,500 maiden claiming for 2-year-old fillies, finishing a length ahead of Nouveau Riche in second with Bahamian Baby third.

Survival Rose races for breeder Clinton Bagwandeen and is out of the Atreides mare Rosepath. She is trained by Andy Williams and paid $7.40 to win.

A fan of Bahamian Squall would have cashed the 50¢ trifecta for $55.70 with a winning 2-4-7 ticket.

— Brock Sheridan contributed to this report

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