By Alan Carasso
Off at debut odds of 39-5 in a loaded seven-furlong Gulfstream maiden Saturday afternoon, Godolphin's Prevalence (Medaglia d'Oro) turned in arguably the performance of the meet, streaking away to graduate by 8 1/2 eased-down lengths.
Drawn six in a field of 11, the bay colt was away without incident and showed enough speed to gain the rail for Tyler Gaffalione, as Triple Crown winner Justify's half-brother Stage Raider (Pioneerof the Nile) also attended the pace from the three path. Prevalence eased to the front with a half-mile to travel, but Stage Raider had the move covered and appeared as if he would run right to his regal breeding, taking aim on Prevalence at the five-sixteenths marker. Once Gaffalione let out a notch off the home corner, Prevalence quickly put many lengths on his rivals and never felt a crack of the whip while being gathered up in the final 50 yards. Stage Raider held for second ahead of $1.05-million KEESEP acquisition Ghazaaly (Curlin).
Prevalence is a half-brother to Libreta (Girolamo), SW, $128,660; and Estihdaaf (Arch), GSW-UAE, $183,491, and is out of a daughter of GSW Sahara Gold, the dam of Godolphin's dual-surface GISW Better Lucky (Ghostzapper), GSW Sahara Heat (A.P. Indy) and SW Final Frontier (Ghostzapper). The colt's third dam is GI Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Desert Stormer (Storm Cat). The homebred has a 2-year-old half-brother by Quality Road, a yearling colt by Frosted and was most recently bred to Uncle Mo.
6th-Gulfstream, $43,000, Msw, 1-23, 3yo, 7f, 1:23.00, ft, 8 1/2 lengths.
PREVALENCE, c, 3, by Medagliad'Oro
1st Dam: Enrichment, by Ghostzapper
2nd Dam: Sahara Gold, by Seeking the Gold
3rd Dam: Desert Stormer, by Storm Cat
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $25,800. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Click for the free Equineline.com catalog-style pedigree.
O/BGodolphin LLC (KY); T-Brendan P Walsh.