Firenze Fire should be first home in the Gotham

The Grade III, $300,000 Gotham Stakes for three-year-olds is the Saturday feature at Aqueduct. Fifty Kentucky Derby points are available to the winner, down to five points to the fourth-place finisher. The one-mile Gotham attracted a field of nine, which will be led to the gate at 5:42 p.m. EST. It’s the final event on…

High-octane two-year-olds clash in Bob Hope

The Grade III, $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes anchors the action at Del Mar this Saturday. The seven-furlong dirt dash drew six juvenile sprinters, led by multiple stakes winner RUN AWAY and Bob Baffert up-and-comer MOURINHO. They’ll also have to deal with Speakeasy Stakes winner BEAUTIFUL SHOT. The Bob Hope goes as Race 5 with an…