Gemologist stays perfect in comeback// Discreet Dancer to go in Louisiana Derby// Senor Rain upsets at Santa Anita

Gemologist finish and gallop out 3/16/12 Gulfstream Park Race 3. Video: CTD

2012 has proven to be a good year for once promising juveniles to make their 3-year-old debuts. It’s a welcome trend that has not been the case in recent years.  Friday, it was the debut for Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) winner Gemologist and Hopeful (G1) winner Currency Swap.  While both finished 1-2, it was Gemologist who received all the rightful buzz with his 7-length dusting.  Trainer Todd Pletcher would not commit to a particular next race, but said it would be April 7th or 14th.  Gemologist currently sits at #25 on the graded earnings list// Another noteworthy allowance took place at Santa Anita Friday.  Senor Rain upset the field, which included graded stakes placed Brigand and overhyped Hierro and Consulado// Todd Pletcher announced Discreet Dancer will take another stab at the Kentucky Derby with a start in the Louisiana Derby (G2)// All info on Saturday’s Rebel (G2) can be found on the race page here// more…

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Gemologist- Gulfstream Park Race 3

Gemologist win: DRF / Bloodhorse / Brisnet

Castaway- SA- 6F- 1.12:40- H- 1/10
Longview Drive- HOL- 6F- 1.13:20- H- 7/14