The 9TH Race, today at Gulfstream, is the 2020 Sunshine Forever Stakes going a mile and sixteenth on the turf. War of Will, which would have been possible, the main favorite in this Race scratches out and is rerouting to be shipped to Santa Anita Park to run in the Shoemaker Mile. I think with him scratching out of this Race could change a lot of minds on how this Race can turn out, which will turn out to be the Pletcher show today! With War of Will not running, this leaves the 5 HALLADAY being the main speed here. The dynamic duo of Todd Pletcher Barn and Luis Saez has been remarkable here at Gulfstream Park. Luis Saez Road This 4-year-old gray Colt out of War Front last time out here at Gulfstream on April 4th going a mile on the Grass for 100k OC RACE, which he took the lead and never looked back winning by three lengths in 1.32 scoring a 102 buyer best of his career. He is two for two at Gulfstream over this surface and is 3 out of 4 times in the money going the distance. I do not see any other horse that would try and get the lead here. The only horses that I can argue that might give him some pressure for the lead are the 3 El Tormenta, which he ran real and last time out 1st time off the bench for the Gail Cox Barn. Or maybe the 5 in here Cullum road going out 1st time out for Ignacio Correas. HALLADAY stable mate SOCIAL PARANOIA who is in the 9th post, shows a little speed and stalks the field, but the Pletcher Barn isn’t going to send them both for the lead. So my point of this is with the scratch of War of Will. I think this benefits the Pletcher Barn Tremendously with having HALLADAY hopefully sitting on the lead comfortably and then having the 9 SOCIAL PARANOIA stalking the field throughout. ADMISSION OFFICE gets Joel Rosario Aboard is going to also be a real sturdy horse in this Race coming off his last racing scoring a 106 buyer back on February 29th here at Gulfstream in the Grade 2 MDIARMD going a million and 3/8 over this course. He's two out of three times in the money over this track as well as 3 for 3 in the money going the distance should be closing strong at the end trying to catch Halladay. You also never can count out the Michael Maker Barn, Especially when Irad Ortiz Jr is Aboard. The Maker barn sends out the four here AQUAPHOBIA, who they claimed three back for 62,500. 1st time off the claim, he goes out and wins the OLDMNELQNT60K going a mile and a sixteenth over this course in 1.40, scoring a 95 buyer. Jumping up in class, but do not count him out as well as might be able to get a reasonable price from him here today. Another two horses I thought were impressive and can run real good is the 7 HAWKISH going out for the Toner Barn with Jaramillo getting the call to ride. The 10 HIGHLAND SKY going out for Hall of fame Trainer Barclay Tagg i think, will also run a nice race today even though he has not run since Septemeber has some real excellent works in the morning as well as gets aggressive rider, Maugel Vasquez.
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