In this image provided by Gulfstream Park, La Signare, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, wins the Sand Springs horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
In this image provided by Gulfstream Park, La Signare, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, wins the Sand Springs horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Hallandale Beach, Florida.|Lauren King/Coglianese Photos | Gulfstream Park via Associated Press
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SmartCap and RT examine the 5th and 10th at Gulfstream today before making picks

Post time for the 5th is 3:13 pm EDT, for the 10th it's 5:49 pm EDT.

RT

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

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.

The 10th

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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SmartCap analysis of the 5th at Gulfstream on 5/7/2020
SmartCap analysis of the 5th at Gulfstream on 5/7/2020 RT
SmartCap analysis of the 10th at Gulfstream on 5/7/2020
SmartCap analysis of the 10th at Gulfstream on 5/7/2020 RT
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