SmartCap and RT examine the 5th and 10th at Gulfstream today before making picks
Yesterday, in a word, sucked. Excuses never justify losses, so we will move on.
To date, I am at the Mendoza Line – 30: 9-6-1
$191 bet, $191.70 returned.
The 5th race at Gulfstream is on the radar today. The weather is perfect – 81° for the 3:15 EDT post time. This is a $30K claimer for 3yo+ that are NW2 going 8.5 furlongs on the turf.
Anytime you have Irad Ortiz, Jr. in a turf race, you know the money will go on him. However, in my estimation, #8 Bourbon Currency (5/2) is not the best horse in this race.
SmartCap has #3 Cable Channel (6/1) and #4 Blameless (8/1) with identical best overall numbers. Second best is #1 Indian Counselor (4/1) and #6 Motataabeq (10/1). For best last, Blameless is our highest rated with Cable Channel nearby. Two races back have Indian Counselor and Cable Channel scoring high.
Blameless and #7 Bad Beat Brian (8/1) will set the pace…
Alert – I just saw where this is only a three horse race.
Lucky Mike, Bad Beat Brian and Bourbon Currency.
This race is a pass.
Let’s try Gulfstream 10 where the #5 Flora Fantasy (6/5), with Irad up, is going to take a lot of money in this $16K Optional Claimer for fillies and mares 3yo+. This is six furlongs for NWx or NW2.
Although SmartCap has this Cowtown Cat mare rated as best in everything, I am not going to drink the Kool-Aid. Until further proven, I think claiming a Saffie Joseph horse is caveat emptor.
My bets are going on #1 Bow Town Cat (6/1). She’s a seven-year-old mare with a 20% win rate, carries the same weight as the younger horses in this and is coming in from Parx, a much tougher track in terms of footing.
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