Ocala Stud's first-year sire Noble Bird (Birdstone) was represented by his initial winner when Noble Dreamer validated 4-5 favoritism in Friday's third race at Gulfstream Park.
A beaten chalk when runner-up facing open company on career debut May 28, the bay was dropping into Florida-bred competition Friday and was sent straight into the lead by Edgard Zayas. Galloping along easily as they neared the stretch, Noble Dreamer was shaken up leaving the three-sixteenths and was kept busy late, graduating by 7 1/4 lengths.
Noble Bird carried the colors of John Oxley to seven victories and earnings of better than $1.3 million, highlighted by a win in the GI Stephen Foster H. at Churchill Downs.
3rd-Gulfstream, $60,000, (S), Msw, 6-18, 2yo, f, 5f, :58.98, ft, 7 1/4 lengths.
NOBLE DREAMER (f, 2, Noble Bird–Dreaminofauntdiane, by Bluegrass Cat) Sales history: $30,000 Ylg '20 OBSWIN; $8,500 Ylg '20 OBSOCT. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $52,900. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC; B-Jesus Rodriguez (FL); T-Saffie A Joseph Jr.
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