Always Shopping won The Gazelle last April in New York. RT likes him today at Gulfstream.
Always Shopping won The Gazelle last April in New York. RT likes him today at Gulfstream.|NYRA
Thoroughbreds

RT and SmartCap, coming off a second win in three race picks, pick the 9th at Gulfstream and like a former New York stakes winner

The 9th at Gulfstream goes off at 4:53 pm EDT.

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RT Report for Saturday, 4.18.2020

Yesterday, my choice of Mihos in the sixth at Gulfstream ran a stellar race to bring us a winner and paid $7.80 and $3.00. The exacta bet with Royal Squeeze had hope and then he tired in the stretch. The up-and-coming talented Sniper Shot passed him around the 16th pole and we lost that wager.

The count thus far is 3:2-1-0 with one exacta loss. For the $2/$4 bettor, that’s $22 bet, $39.30 in payoff, for a net $17.30 or a 78.6% roi…..if only it would stay like that 😊

Todays’ race is the 9th at Gulfstream, a $62.5K optional claimer going one mile on the turf for four-year-old+ fillies and mares which are NWx or NW3

Equibase numbers thru SmartCap shows..

Best overall class is #9 Art Of Almost (7/2) with #4 Dark Artist (6/1) a near second.

Dark Artist has best overall speed and Art Of Almost, #10 Picara (15/1) and #12 Bienville Street (8/1) near second. Also nearby are #8 Rideforthecause (5/1) and #3 Zarina (10/1).

For best last numbers, Art Of Almost gets that, yet a not so gallant performance last out as a 6/1 shot in the $750K Jockey Club Oaks at Belmont. Picara and Dark Artist are nearby.

Best second last goes to Rideforthecause, #5 Always Shopping (4/1) and Dark Artist.

Cumulatively, Art Of Almost gets best last two.

How does this race shake out?

Looking at the pp’s, it’s hard to ignore two pieces – a) Pletcher, who trains Always Shopping is 28% with off the bench types and b) this horse has only raced six times, yet has racked up $255k in earnings. The closest to that is the 11 and it took her 11 tries to get that much cash.

In the words of Deep Throat…”follow the money”

The SmartCap card for the 9th at Gulfstream Park.
The SmartCap card for the 9th at Gulfstream Park. RT
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