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Gulfstream allowance stars Homeboykris, Radiohead

Champagne S. (G1) hero HOMEBOYKRIS (Roman Ruler) will face six rivals on Saturday in the 3RD race at Gulfstream Park. The Richard Dutrow trainee will be making his second start of the year in the one-mile allowance following a fifth in the Holy Bull S. (G3) on January 23. Homeboykris dueled on the front end of the eight-furlong Holy Bull, but gave way in the stretch run to be fifth of nine on that day.

Julien Leparoux will take over riding duties aboard the bay gelding from Edgar Prado, who has picked up the mount on fellow Dutrow charge RADIOHEAD (GB) (Johannesburg). The chestnut sophomore captured the Norfolk S. (Eng-G2) and placed in the Middle Park S. (Eng-G1) and Nunthorpe S. (Eng-G1), the latter against older horses, last season under the tutelage of Brian Meehan. He made his final start for that conditioner a seventh in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1).

Radiohead has received an invitation to compete on the March 27 Dubai World Cup card, but Dutrow has been noncommittal about his participation.

Also entered in Saturday's race is GENERAL MAXIMUS (Freud), who is undefeated from two career starts. After breaking his maiden by four lengths at Belmont Park last July, the Joseph Imperio runner wasn't seen in competition again until reappearing at Gulfstream to take an allowance by 1 3/4 lengths. Javier Castellano, in the saddle for the January 30 allowance score, will take up the reins once again.

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

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