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2017 Dania Beach Stakes Preview, Entries & Odds – The G3 Dania Beach Stakes is on tap for this Saturday, January 7 from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. A group of three year olds will take to Gulfstream’s turf track and race 7 1/2 furlongs searching for the winner’s share of the $100,000 purse.

A field of nine have been confirmed for the Dania Beach Stakes – race 4 on Gulfstream’s Saturday card. Post time is 1:30 PM. Here is a look into the past performances of all nine possible combatants for this G3 stakes.

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2017 Dania Beach Stakes Entries at Gulfstream Park

Kitten’s Cat – highly regarded colt has placed in all four career starts for trainer Joe Sharp – two wins and two third place finishes. He enters off a good win by 1 1/2 lengths in the minor Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes at Santa Anita November 5, a respectable third in the G3 Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park October 1 and two MSW wins to start his career. Kitten’s Cats has been as serious factor every race so far and hopes for a first graded stakes score from the rail. Luis Saez has been tabbed to ride.

Made You Look – highly regarded Todd Pletcher trained colt has two wins and a second place finish in four career starts. He stepped into stakes company August 31 and promptly won the G2 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga after a maiden score at Belmont Park June 18 and second in his debut May 27 also at that track. Last time out was an OK sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Made You Look will try for a strong bounce back Saturday and for a second graded stakes score when he leaves from post 7 with Javier Castellano guiding him.

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Squadron – has two career starts for trainer Todd Pletcher with two wins. He makes his graded stakes debut off a nice win in the minor Juvenile Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park West November 12 and a maiden score at first asking – on this track September 25. Squadron hasn’t been touched so far and hopes to keep the roll going from post 5 Saturday. Eddie Castro has the mount.

Hey Mike – has hit the board in all five career starts for trainer Michael Maker – one win, two seconds and two third place finishes. He makes his graded stakes debut on the heels of consecutive third place finishes – the minor Pulpit Stakes here December 10 and an Allowance at Churchill Downs November 17. Before that were two runner-up finishes including the minor Tremont Stakes at Belmont Park and the minor Kentucky Juvenile Stakes at Churchill Downs in May and a win at first asking in April. Hey Mike has been in every race so far in his career and shoots for a first stakes win from gate 6. Tyler Gaffalione has been tabbed to ride.

Minister’s Strike – will race for the third time for trainer Mark Casse having posted two wins so far. He makes his stakes debut Saturday off an Allowance score at Keeneland October 27 and a maiden score at Ellis Park July 24. He tries to remain undefeated in his stakes bow when he leaves from post 3 with Julien Leparoux aboard.

Leverkusen – Javier Negrete trained gelding has a win, a second and a third place finish in nine career starts. He started his career with four straight seventh place finishes and has been just OK since. Last time out was a third in a Starter Allowance on this track December 11 after a sixth and a fourth in a pair of Starter Optional Claiming races at Gulfstream Park West. Leverkusen hasn’t been all that great so far and steps into stakes company in less-than-spectacular form. Luca Panici gets the call from gate 4.

Clyde’s Image – has two career starts for trainer Thomas Bush with one win – that coming in a Maiden Claiming at Aqueduct last time out November 23. He was fourth in his debut in a similar race at Belmont Park September 29. Clyde’s Image steps into stakes company for the first time Saturday in so-so form and will have Joel Rosario in the reins from gate 8.

Shiraz – Michael maker trained colt has a win and a runner-up finish in four career starts. He makes his stakes debut Saturday off a fifth in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Aqueduct November 25, a maiden score at Belmont Park October 7 and a second and a fourth to start his career. Shiraz has been OK so far and hopes for a career-defining win from gate 2. Paco Lopez rides.

Filed Trip – Main Track Only Entry Henry Collazo trained colt has two career starts with a win and a second place finish. Last time out was a maiden score on this track December 1 which followed a second in his debut in a Maiden Claiming also on this track August 28.

2017 Dania Beach Stakes Odds & Entries

Race 4 on Gulfstream Park’s Saturday card with a Post Time of 1:30 PM.

Entry Horse Jockey Trainer
1 Kitten’s Cat Luis Saez Joe Sharp
2 Shiraz Paco Lopez Michael Maker
3 Minister’s Strike Julien Leparoux Mark Casse
4 Leverkusen Luca Panici Javier Negrete
5 Squadron Eddie Castro Todd Pletcher
6 Hey Mike Tyler Gaffalione Michael Maker
7 Made You Look Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher
8 Clyde’s Image Joel Rosario Thomas Bush
9 Field Trip Jose Alvarez Henry Collazo

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