|Date||Track||Type of Race||Finish||Earnings|
|Oct 7, 2017||GPW||Clm 20000N2L||5||$180|
|Dec 3, 2017||GP||Clm 30000(30-25)N2L||12||$240|
|Jan 4, 2018||GP||Clm 16000N2L||9||$190|
|Feb 9, 2018||GP||Clm 16000N2L||1||$11,400|
|Mar 7, 2018||GP||Clm 16000N3L||2||$4,620|
|Mar 24, 2018||GP||Clm 16000NL||6||$210|
|May 5, 2018||GP||Clm 12500B||4||$1,170|
|Jun 14, 2018||GP||Clm 10000B||1||$10,800|
|Jul 12, 2018||GP||Clm 10000||1||$10,800|
|Sep 27, 2018||GP||O C 25k/N1X||1||$24,000|
|Nov 16, 2018||GPW||O C 25k/N1X-N||4||$2,000|
|Jan 30, 2019||GP||O C 25k/N1X-N||7||$500|
|Mar 17, 2019||GP||O C 25k/N1X-N||3||$4,840|
|Apr 5, 2019||GP||Clm 30000(35-25)B||1||$16,800|
|May 19, 2019||GP||O C 25k/N1X-N||1||$24,000|
|Jul 11, 2019||GP||O C25k/SAL 16k-N||3||$2,860|
|Aug 15, 2019||GP||O C25k/SAL 16k-N||5||$350|
|Oct 3, 2019||GPW||O C25k/SAL 12k-N||5||$230|
|Oct 24, 2019||GPW||O C 25k/N1X||2||$7,980|
|Oct 4, 2020||Mth||Clm 18000(22-18)||2||$5,600|
|Dec 2, 2020||GP||Clm 16000||1||$13,800|
|Total Earnings for Hibiscus Stables||$142,570|
Gran Saman crushed a very competitive field of open claimers at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday stalking a very slow pace yet still having the talent to rally past the front runners and win by daylight drawing away. Breaking from the 2 post Gran Saman stalked the three-ply duel inside, lacked room in upper stretch, got clear three wide nearing the eighth pole and drove clear.
We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race. Steve said, “It’s races like this one that we claimed this horse back. We’ve had him in the past and we knew what he was capable of. Now that we have him back on his preferred course we expect to have a lot of fun with him.”
We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “The most impressive part of this win is the fractions he closed into. 23 and 45.2 is a snail’s pace over this course. He put them away like the veteran that he is.”
Gran Saman earned $13,800 for Wednesday’s victory.
Steve will see how Gran Saman comes out of the race and we’ll point him accordingly.
Gran Saman is entered to run in Wednesday’s 3rd race at Gulfstream Park which is a $16,000 Claiming race going 5 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 3 and leading jockey Edgard Zayas is named to ride. Zayas currently has 212 wins and a 17% winning percentage for the year.
Gran Saman is currently the 5-2 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus third choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.
The purse for this race is $28,000.
First race post time is 12:35 PM and Gran Saman's race is Race 3 which is scheduled to go off at 1:31 PM.