'Weather's nice at Gulfstream
Darley Stable's Changing Weather made easy work of a 7-furlong allowance race at Gulfstream Park on Saturday with Eddie Castro in the irons. The 4-year-old colt broke on top in a line of 11 and settled off the pace, making a move four-wide on the turn. He took the lead at the eighth pole and drew away to win by 1 3/4 lengths.
The Storm Boot gray was making his second start off a layoff after a campaign in which he competed in eight consecutive stakes races, hitting the board in five of those stakes. He captured the $100,000 Matt Win Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 20, 2006 in his last trip to the winner's circle before Saturday's victory. The salty allowance race included runner up Hemingway's Key, who was best known for running third to Eclipse champion Bernardini last season in the Preakness GI and Jim Dandy GII.
Changing Weather was bred in Florida by Sez Who Thoroughbreds and was purchased at the 2005 Ocala Breeders Sales for $260,000. He is out of the Rubiano mare Behaving.