Mr. Prospector Stakes Study Guide

Dec 19, 2019 John Mucciolo/

Who is running in the Mr. Prospector Stakes?

A small, but superb, field of six will vie in Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The seven-furlong feature has attracted two of the top sprinters in the world, as well as a few up-and-coming one-turn specialists, in what promises to be a fantastic event.

Contenders for the Mr. Prospector Stakes

Home Base Career Racing Stats

  • 14 Starts
  • 5 Wins
  • 1 Place
  • 1 Show

Top BRIS Speed rating: (98) in 2018 allowance score at Churchill Downs
Total Career Earnings: $156,733

Owner: Patricia’s Hope, LLC
Breeder: Christine Katherine Hayden
Trainer: Michael Tomlinson
Jockey: Chris Landeros

Sire: Street Sense
Dam: Cast Call
Color: Dark Bay

This four-year-old brings fine form to the field with wins in three of his last four assignments for trainer Michael Tomlinson. The Ontario-bred colt draws the rail and faces a big task in this spot while moving up from the allowance ranks. Chris Landeros will bring the talented contender from off the pace today.


Imperial Hint Career Racing Stats

  • 23 Starts
  • 12 Wins
  • 2 Place
  • 3 Show

Top BRIS Speed rating: (113) in Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) victory at Saratoga
Total Career Earnings: $2,199,155

Owner: Raymond Mamone
Breeder: Shade Tree Thoroughbreds, Inc.
Trainer: Luis Carvajal, Jr.
Jockey: Javier Castellano

Sire: Imperialism
Dam: Royal Hint
Color: Dark Bay

Multiple Grade 1 victor is coming up to the Mr. Prospector in good shape with five consecutive bullet morning drills in advance of this one. The six-year-old son of Imperialism was all heart in his latest performance when taking the Vosburgh Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park, and he will be formidable with his best effort. Javier Castellano will be in the stirrups.


X Y Jet Career Racing Stats

  • 25 Starts
  • 12 Wins
  • 7 Place
  • 2 Show

Top BRIS Speed rating: (111) in 2015 Mr. Prospector (G3) tally
Total Career Earnings: $3,095,513

Owner: Rockingham Ranch et al’s
Breeder: Didier Plasencia
Trainer: Jorge Navarro
Jockey: Emisael Jaramillo

Sire: Kantharos
Dam: Soldiersingsblues
Color: Gray/Roan

This classy seven-year-old makes his first start since capturing the Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-G1) at Meydan in the spring. The Jorge Navarro pupil won this race in 2015 and 2017, with the latter coming off of a 13-month layoff. The gelded son of Kantharos will be the one to catch turning for home under regular pilot Esimael Jaramillo.


Zenden Career Racing Stats

  • 6 Starts
  • 3 Wins
  • 1 Place
  • 0 Show

Top BRIS Speed rating: (104) in allowance coup at Gulfstream Park West
Total Career Earnings: $148,470

Owner: LLP Performance Horse, LLC
Breeder: Brent Harris and Beth Harris
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: John Velazquez

Sire: Fed Biz
Dam: You Laughin
Color: Chestnut

This three-year-old colt is a stakes winner at Gulfstream Park and exits a big allowance win in his first try for conditioner Todd Pletcher. The Kentucky-bred sophomore smoked a bullet five furlongs in preparation of his toughest assignment to date, and he benefits from having John Velazquez in the controls. The son of Fed Biz will track the pace early on.


Lasting Legacy Career Racing Stats

  • 8 Starts
  • 5 Wins
  • 0 Place
  • 0 Show

Top BRIS Speed rating: (104) in Mr. Prospector Stakes win at Monmouth Park
Total Career Earnings: $202,080

Owner: Gary and Mary West
Breeder: Jack Swain, III
Trainer: Jason Servis
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.

Sire: Tapizar
Dam: Sweet Tune
Color: Chestnut

Five-year-old son of Tapizar is peaking with two straight impressive tallies for trainer Jason Servis. The lightly raced five-year-old boasts a strong turn of foot, and he could benefit from what will likely be a rapid early pace today. Irad Ortiz, Jr. inherits the mount atop the Kentucky-bred.


Diamond Oops Career Racing Stats

  • 11 Starts
  • 4 Wins
  • 2 Place
  • 1 Show

Top BRIS Speed rating: (106) in Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) runner-up performance
Total Career Earnings: $585,110

Owner: Diamond 100 Racing Club, LLC et al’s
Breeder: Kin Hui Racing Stables, LLC
Trainer: Patrick Biancone
Jockey: Julien Leparoux

Sire: Lookin At Lucky
Dam: Patriotic Viva
Color: Bay

This versatile performer was no match in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) most recently, but he has endured a fine 2019 campaign for conditioner Patrick Biancone. The son of Lookin at Lucky is twice Grade 1-placed this season, and he bagged the Smile Sprint Stakes (G3) on this course in the summer, as well. The gelding dons a four-for-five mark at Gulfstream Park, and he draws outside today with Julien Leparoux signed on to ride.

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