Here’s what’s on tap for the Midlantic racing weekend:

Top Midlantic-breds in Action

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  • Valid is 3-1 on the morning line and third choice in Saturday’s Grade 3 Hal’s Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park (race 7, 3:05 p.m.).  Valid, who won four of 12 starts in 2015 for trainer Marcus Vitali and owner Crossed Sabres Farm, finished 2015 ranked fifth on the roster of Top Midlantic-breds.  Valid, a six-year-old gelding by Medaglia d’Oro, was bred in Virginia by Edward P. Evans and has earned $833,577 in his career.

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Midlantic-breds in Graded Stakes

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  • A pair of New Jersey-breds are “main track only” entrants in Saturday’s Grade 3 Marshua’s River Stakes at Gulfstream Park (race 4, 1:35 p.m.).  Stiffed is 10-1 on the morning line for trainer John Mazza and will have Paco Lopez up if she draws in.  Also main track only is Can’t Explain, a mare trained by Ralph Nicks and scheduled to be ridden by Tyler Gaffalione.  She’s 12-1 on the morning line.

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Stakes in the Region

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  • None.

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