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Live Lively, 'Julia set for rematch in Gulfstream Oaks

  • Live Lively was untouchable in the Davona Dale (Leslie Martin/Adam Coglianese Photography)

Saturday's Grade 2, $300,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks, at 1 1/8 miles, features a rematch of Live Lively and Dreaming of Julia, the top two finishers in the Grade 2 Davona Dale on February 23.

Making her stakes debut off an 11 1/4-length allowance win, Live Lively seized the lead early in the Davona Dale and never let go while maintaining a comfortable margin over Dreaming of Julia at every call. The Davona Dale was the second loss in as many attempts around two turns for Dreaming of Julia, whose signature win last year came in the Grade 1 Frizette.

Others hoping to stamp their ticket to the Kentucky Oaks on the first Friday in May are Emollient, the Grade 2 Demoiselle runner-up who won an allowance in the slop at Gulfstream on February 16, and Cue the Moon, who bested Emollient in their mutual debut at Saratoga before finishing second by a neck in the Grade 3 Tempted at Aqueduct last time November 4.

Completing the small field of six are the Canadian stakes-placed Original Script and the allowance-class Kimberly Jean.

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.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

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