By Paulick Report
Thirteen starter stakes worth a total of $680,000 in purses will kick off Presidents Day weekend at Gulfstream Park Saturday, when trainer Jorge Navarro, as expected, will be a very active participant in the showcase for horses that have competed in claiming races during their careers.
“I’m going to have two horses in a lot of races. One is going to the lead and the other is going to come from out of it,” Navarro said. “I had a conversation with my owners. I said, ‘One of you is going to be a loser and one of you is going to be a winner. I need you guys. I want to win those races.’ This is what we do it for – the claiming game.”
Navarro is scheduled to saddle 12 horses in seven races Saturday. His multiple entrants include graded-stakes winner Delta Bluesman, Shaft of Life and He’s Got Talent in the $60,000 Rail Splitter; a 6 ½-furlong sprint for horses that started for a $35,000 claiming tag or less; Aztec Sense and Solve in the $50,000 Rough and Ready, a mile race for horses that started for a claiming price of $12,500 or less; graded-stakes winner Singanothersong and Fire Mission in the $50,000 Trust Buster, a six-furlong sprint for horses that ran for a $12,500 tag or less; and Sinatra and Racings My Game in the $50,000 Little Magician, a mile turf stakes for horses that started for a claiming price of $12,500 or less.
“We want to have fun that day and hopefully win a couple races,” Navarro said.
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