Jesus’ Team To Start In City Of Dania Stakes At Gulfstream Park

Grupo 7C Racing Stable’s Jesus’ Team, the gritty claimer-turned-Grade 1-stakes performer, is scheduled to return to action in next Sunday’s City of Dania at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

The 4-year-old son of Tapiture, who has been freshened since his sixth-place finish in the $10 million Grade 1 Dubai World Cup March 27, tuned up for the mile overnight handicap with a five-furlong breeze in 1:00.65 Saturday at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County.

“The work was perfect. Jesus has been training great for the City of Dania,” trainer Jose D’Angelo said. “He looks great. He put on weight and is very strong.”

Jesus’ Team captured a $25,000 claiming race at Gulfstream in his first start for D’Angelo in May 2020 before taking a tour of the East Coast and Midwest to compete against the best horses in training and amass more than $1.3 million in purses. The Kentucky-bred colt finished third in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. and the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., before finishing second behind Knicks Go in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. He returned to Gulfstream to win the Claiming Crown Jewel before finishing second again behind Knicks Go in the $3 million Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational during the 2020-2021 Championship Meet.

“I think Jesus is ready to have a very good year,” D’Angelo. “The goal again is the Breeders’ Cup.”

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