Mr. Jordan wins Millions Classic Preview at Gulfstream Park West

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 02:20:12 PM. The Gulfstream Park West meet lasts only 40 days. If it ran any longer, Mr. Jordan might just lead the world in wins.
The Gulfstream Park West meet lasts only 40 days. If it ran any longer, Mr. Jordan might just lead the world in wins. The 5-year-old gelding ran his record to 4 for 4 on the track with an 11 1/2-length win in the $75,000 Millions Classic Preview on Saturday. The win was just his second since he captured this race and set the track record last year, and it gave rider Edgard Zayas his third stakes win on the day. Under Zayas, Mr. Jordan went on the early pace set by Jaiden's Best. With no other horses up to challenge, Mr. Jordan easily pulled away from the pacesetter in the far turn and coasted home to take the 1 1/16-mile race in a time of 1:45.47. According to trainer Eddie Plesa Jr., Mr. Jordan will not travel far for his next start. The veteran trainer announced earlier that he permanently plans on transferring his stable to Gulfstream Park next year. As such, he is pointing Mr. Jordan toward the Sunshine Millions Classic on Jan. 20. That race will be run at Gulfstream, a vastly different track than its western sister where Mr. Jordan first won when it was called Calder. "I have a lot of good feelings about this race track," Plesa said. "I hate to see the way it's going. But Mr. Jordan appreciates it and I wish it would stay open forever." The Classic Preview was one of eight stakes on the docket, each of which was restricted to Florida breds and carried a purse of $75,000. In the Millions Distaff, Lirica dueled with April Gaze down the stretch and would go on to prevail in...Read more
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