Competitive Field Set For Count Fleet


WhitmoreSarah Andrew

A full and competitive field, headed by Grade I winner Whitmore (Pleasantly Perfect), will line up at Oaklawn Saturday for the GIII Count Fleet Sprint H. Third in the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint S. in November, he was off the board in the GI Cigar Mile, but bounced back with a runner-up effort behind the reopposing Share the Upside (Maclean's Music) in Oaklawn's King Cotton S. Feb. 8. The chestnut captured this venue's Hot Springs S. last time Mar. 7.

Flagstaff (Speightstown) makes his first start outside of California here off a victory in the GII San Carlos S. Mar. 7. Third in the GI Santa Anita Sprint Championship in October, the dark bay won the Damascus S. Nov. 2 and missed by a neck in the GII Palos Verdes S. Jan. 25 prior to his win last out.

Hidden Scroll (Had Spun) returns to stakes company off another double-digit victory. Off the board in two graded stakes tries around two turns following his 14-length debut graduation last year, the Juddmonte homebred was shelved for the season following a third-place finish in a seven-furlong optional claimer on the GI Kentucky Derby undercard May 4. The bay returned with a 12 1/2-length demolition of a six-panel test at Gulfstream Mar. 1.

The top two from the GI Woody Stephens S., Hog Creek Hustle (Overanalyze) and Nitrous (Tapit), also return here. The former rallied to be third in the GII Gulfstream Park Mile last out Feb. 29 and the latter was fifth last time in the GIII Franklin Simpson S. on the turf at Kentucky Downs Sept. 12.

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