God's Tipster's Friday Gulfstream Park Pick: In 4th, My Favorite Topic is winning wagers – hope he delivers
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Thursday’s Race Recap from Gulfstream:
(All odds US)
Replays for Thursday’s races from Gulfstream can be found here at Gulfstream Park
Race 2: 6th@ 5.70/1
Race 9: 9th@ 12.20/1
In Race 2 we took a shot with Fastforfun as he was facing a terrible field of runners. He was actually bet down to 5/1 off his 15/1 morning line but he out-terribled all but the worst of them finishing sixth after breaking slowly and never mounting much of a rally. In Race 9, Uno Tiger stalked and dropped back to last without being asked. I hope everything’s ok with that one.
Thursday’s Race Recap from Aqueduct:
(All odds US)
Replays for Thursday’s races from Aqueduct can be found here at Race Replays
Race 1: 2nd@ 10.80/1
Race 9: 3rd@ 2.50/1
In Race 1, we needed Pine Alley to get to the lead to take this. Unfortunately, Will Be Famous was a bit faster and scooted away and Pine Alley was clearly second best at 10/1 odds. In Race 9, Who Me had the best early speed but a pesky first time starter with debut speed foiled our plans for front end theft.
A 10/1 second place and a 5/2 third place finish have us knocking on the door again.
We will head back to Gulfstream for Friday’s races. Fast and firm conditions beneath partly cloudy skies are expected. Let’s get started!
Friday at Gulfstream Park:
Race 4: My Favorite Topic - (US Morning Line Odds: 9/2)
Maiden optional claimers race a mile here and my selection, My Favorite Topic, exits the Jan. 6 maiden win by Drinking Problem - a horse our members have come to love this year after rattling off wins for us at 24/1 and 8/1. My Favorite Topic had the misfortune of running into that one in his debut and he ran on well finishing second at 28/1 odds. Of course we know that Drinking Problem would return to win his next start when facing much tougher and that helped to validate the speed figure earned in that maiden race. Trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer is 4 for 21 with runners making their second career start on turf. We won’t get the 28/1 odds he was in his debut but based on what I saw first time out this one is the likeliest winner here.
Only two selections today. There are a bunch of inscrutable-looking races on today’s Gulfstream card and others they don’t appear to offer much value. We’ll pick back up tomorrow with stakes action from Tampa Bay Downs and Aqueduct.
As always, best of luck to all our members playing Friday’s races from Gulfstream!