Turf racing at Gulfstream Park.
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RT and SmartCap pick the 11th race at Gulfstream – here's a live one if it's wet

The race is scheduled for 5:57 pm EDT.


RT Report 4.25.20

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Yesterdays’ recap – as these things happen in horse racing, my pick of Sturgeon stumbled badly out of the gate and was shuffled way back and in a five furlong race, had no chance to catch the favorite. Nevertheless, a loss.

The total thru yesterday is 11:4-3-1.

To date, that’s $76 bet, $96.10 returned: for a net of $20.10 - an roi of 26.45%.

On Saturday, April 25, 2020, we will return to Gulfstream for the 11th race. This is an optional claimer for 4yo’s+, NWx or NW4. It’s seven furlongs on the dirt, post time is 3:11est and the weather is supposed to be wet and 87̊

As a rule, I do not play off tracks. However, in this case, there is a live play for a price that I am going to take. That is #3 Hembree (12/1).

Hembree is a turf runner who has won $625K on the lawn. If today is a muddy track, then he is a live play because good mud runners make good turf runners. SmartCap has identified him as best overall speed, class, best last and best next last. In his last race, he was hung up in a ton of traffic in a twelve-horse field and when he got his shot, came from tenth to fourth, missing the overall win by only two lengths. If the weather does not act as predicted, then this is a pass bet.

Happy Hunting!

The SmartCap card for the 11th at Gulfstream,
The SmartCap card for the 11th at Gulfstream, RT

About SmartCap

SmartCap is an algorithm-based system that helps the horse player identify key contenders in a race.

Developed by a math prodigy from West Point, you will receive a graph like the one below, per race, when you order SmartCap.

The figures along the left represent each entrants’ best last race, with the top number being the speed and the bottom number is its class. In this example, #10 comes out clearly ahead in class and speed which gives him an edge. Why is that number important? It identifies the horse that is in shape and like human sports competitions, the person(s) in the best shape has the advantage.

The graph on the right represents a horses’ overall rating. When you look at this graph, you will notice on the top far left, the track and race number. This is from Penn National, race two. To the right of this is this races’ class rating and its money – money being the separator for class. So, in this example, we have a $5K race and the class rating is 73. The 73 is the rating set by Equibase. At Penn 2 for this, you have a horse who raced a 62.9 overall versus a 106.2 overall. Now, #7 has a slightly better speed rating yet has been racing against lesser competition. The #10 has the best last, close speed rating, and by far best class, it would be a play. It won going away.

If you are unfamiliar with Equibase, they are the most reliable source for PP’s in the industry. Additionally, one reason why you may see us posting picks to the same tracks is Equibase installed their own GPS technology at Mahoning Valley, Penn National and is the official timer at Golden Gate, Laurel, Woodbine and Pimlico.


  • You must consult your PP’s regardless of what this graph tells you – especially in routes because this is where jockey skill makes the paramount difference. You can have the best horse in a certain race and if the jockey cannot work out a solid trip, it’s done.

  • Steer clear from an off track. Always check the weather before placing your order.

  • We are only providing you with a tool to identify potential horses in a race. You are directly responsible for your own wagering.

  • Pick your spots. It is a losing proposition to bet every race.

  • We rarely handicap maiden races and two-year-old races can be daunting – again, consult your pp’s before indulging.

For subscription information, email SmartCap@bettorsinsider.com.

SmartCap analysis of the 5th at Gulfstream Park on 4/23/2020
SmartCap analysis of the 5th at Gulfstream Park on 4/23/2020 RT
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