God's Tipster's Sunday Gulfstream Park Pick: The 11th is a turf route for 3yo maiden fillies
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Saturday’s Race Recap from Gulfstream:
(All odds US)
Race 1: 10th@ 19.30/1
Race 2: 6th@ 7.40/1
Race 8: 6th@ 0.80/1
Race 10: 10th@ 15.50/1
Race 12: 4th@ 4.50/1
Race 13: 5th@ 5.80/1
In Race 1 we tried our luck with the speedy Ganesh hoping she’d be able to out-hoof them to the lead and take them on a merry chase but she broke third and had to settle into a stalking trip. Once they hit the far turn she lacked room momentarily before spitting the bit and backing up. In Race 2 I backed the debuting Dark Vector and the winner, Mage, got the trip I was hoping for us. He broke fast and took them gate to wire. We broke slowly and we’re playing catch-up. Choppy start. In Race 8 our BEST BET - Obligatory never fired today. She didn’t have her usual stretch kick and checked in sixth. In Race 10, The Reds never got a call. In Race 12 Lady Speightsphere had dead aim on the leaders turning for home but the 1 1/8 distance proved too far for her as she wilted in the drive. In the Pegasus World Cup, Proxy showed no interest early on and came with a too-late-not-enough flying finish to cap off an uncharacteristically dreadful day at Gulfstream for me. I loaded up on stalkers and closers and speeds and on-the-pace types ruled the day. Onward!
Saturday’s Race Recap from Oaklawn:
(All odds US)
Race 8: 2nd@ 3.40/1
Race 10: 1st@ 0.40/1 - 2 pts win 🔥🔥🔥
In the King Cotton (Race 8) we got a great ride up the rail and weaving through traffic but the class on Gunite proved best and we had to settle for second best today. In Race 10 - The Grade 3 Southwest - Arabian Knight went right to the lead and turned back a stiff challenge from rank outsider Frosted Departure before drawing clear to win impressively.
Let’s close out the week and the month of January with some races from Gulfstream. We’re looking at fast and firm conditions once again. Let’s get to it!
Race 11: Sri Lanka - 1 pt win (US Morning Line Odds: 7/2)
Three year old maiden fillies race a mile and a sixteenth on the turf. Sri Lanka is my selection here for Brendan Walsh and Tyler Gaffalione who have won 18% of their starts together this year so far. In her debut race Sri Lanka was let go at 45/1 and came within a fast-diminishing neck of upsetting a 12 horse field. Today she gets a rider upgrade and adds Lasix. Horses typically improve in their second career start anyway and with all those added benefits, 7/2 odds or higher would be fine value on this filly.
Best of luck to all our members playing Sunday’s races from Gulfstream!