January 28, 2023

Feedback tops Forward Gal

Feedback posted a sensational debut at Saratoga (Jessie Holmes/EquiSport Photos)

Feedback turned heads recording an eight-length debut win at Saratoga last August but hasn’t been seen under silks since. She will make her anticipated return against eight rivals in Saturday’s $150,000 Forward Gal (G2) at Gulfstream Park.

As part of the Road to the Kentucky Oaks series, the seven-furlong Forward Gal will award points on a 10-4-2-1 scale to the top four finishers.

Installed as the 6-5 morning line favorite, Feedback showed speed from the gate of her lone start and garnered a commendable 95 BRIS Speed rating after drawing off sharply through the final furlongs. Chad Brown trains the daughter of Violence and Irad Ortiz Jr. has the mount.

Fashion Faux Paus comes next at 4-1 on the morning line following a four-length tally in the December 15 Sandpiper at Tampa Bay Downs. The Flatter filly showed an affinity for the slop last time, registering a 94 BRIS Speed rating, and wet conditions are expected Saturday. Javier Castellano rides for Arnauld Delacour.

Bye Bye J posted a field-best 97 BRIS Speed rating recording a minor upset in the December 8 House Party at Gulfstream, scoring by two lengths in front-running fashion, and the Arkansas-bred daughter of Uncaptured will try to carry her form to the graded level. John Velazquez picks up the mount for Ron Spatz.

Other runners include Golden Rod (G2) fourth-placer Champagne Anyone; multiple stakes-placed Horologist; Hollywood Glory, who exits a pair of seconds in off-the-turf stakes in New York; and Tampa debut winner Frond.