Two-time Gr.1 winner Gufo is scheduled to make his first start of the 2022 season in the $200,000 Pan American Stakes Presented by Rood & Riddle Gr.2 on April 2 on the Gulfstream Park turf.
The 5YO son of Declaration of War will make his first start since an off-the-board finish in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf Gr.1 on Nov. 6 at Del Mar. In Saturday's 1 1/2-mile turf test for older horses, Otter Bend Stables' Gufo will try for his fourth win on the Gulfstream turf in as many starts.
Miguel Clement, the assistant to his father, trainer Christophe Clement, noted that the Breeders' Cup marked a rare poor outing for Gufo, who has won or placed in 13 of his 14 races.
Also Saturday, older fillies and mares will try the same distance on the turf in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes Gr.3 where Beautiful Lover will try to close out her career in style.
Moyglare Stud Farm's Beautiful Lover, also trained by Clement, is scheduled to be retired to the breeding shed after Saturday's race, where she will try to secure her second graded stakes win of the season after knocking down the La Prevoyante Stakes Gr.3 to open her 6-year-old season. She'll try to bounce back after finishing fourth in The Very One Stakes Gr.3 on March 5 at Gulfstream.