Wednesday 1.5 Gulfstream Park Pick: God's Tipster's FREE race of the day is the 9th with Quick Tempo in sprint
Well well well, looky who it is. If you’re looking for more US racing action then you’ve come to the right place. 2022 started with a gut punch but we’ve got 12 full rounds of knockout power to level the bookmakers with. Over the next few weeks you’ll start to see more of an emphasis on racing from Gulfstream Park from South Florida where the weather is generally sunny this time of year. We’ll also continue to dabble with Aqueduct, Oaklawn and the Fair Grounds and aside from a day or two where we may tackle Tampa Bay Downs, that racetrack menu should get us through the wintertime.
Let’s get to the action for Wednesday, Jan. 5 from Gulfstream Park where sunny skies are expected. I’m handicapping the day for fast and firm conditions. Not much to pick from today but I found two shorter priced runners for us I think will be good:
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Wednesday pick for Gulfstream Park:
Race 9: Quick Tempo - 1 pt win (US Morning Line Odds: 4/1)
Turf sprinters go 5 furlongs and Quick Tempo looks like the speed-of-the-speed here. That can be a dangerous proposition on the Gulfstream turf when you’ve got the inside post as Quick Tempo does. This newly gelded runner set the pace when facing eventual Breeder’s Cup Sprint winner Aloha West on dirt. From there he tried turf at Keeneland going half a furlong longer than he’ll go today. He weakened late in the game last time. With only one other speed runner in here that looks as fast early and a positive rider change to Junior Alvarado, we’re looking to close the day with a gate to wire score.
Best of luck to everyone playing Wednesday’s races from Gulfstream Park!