2015 Rampart Stakes Preview

Hawthorne Gold Cup weekend is over, Claiming Crown weekend is over, and horse racing gets a bit lower key until Santa Anita starts up at the end of the month.  However, Picks and Ponderings remains ever engaged, and we come to you with a grab bag of stakes from all over the country.

On the homefront, we preview the Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity as a team.  The Jim Edgar is the final stakes race of the fall meet at Hawthorne, and gives the juvenile colts and geldings the chance to shine.

We also take a look at a pair of stakes races a bit farther afield.  This preview heads east to Gulfstream Park for a look at distaffers going a mile on the dirt in the Grade III Rampart Stakes.  In addition, Nicolle Neulist heads west for a look at the juvenile fillies in the Grade I Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos.

Gulfstream Park: Saturday, December 12

Race 3: Rampart Stakes (GIII), three-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, one mile on the dirt, post time 1:05pm EST




#1 CALI STAR (3/1)

Longshot:  #3 PINK POPPY (15/1)


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