Pleasant Orb Breaking maiden at Gulfsteam Park
Today we have a beautiful day of racing at Gulfstream Park with an 11 race card. Starting with the 1st Race for maiden 12500 going 5 furlongs on the Grass. I ended up going with the 3-5-1- 13 Race 2:
This is going to be an exciting race today! Return of the great showdown we saw last time these horses ran against each other. 3 TAKE CHARGE Dude will take a step forward today going 2nd time off the layoff finishing 2nd last time out going 5 1/2 furlongs 1st time off the layoff. He got stuck on the rail and fighting back hard to finishing 2nd by a neck to the 6 TRAVY BOY. Stalking the field and closed on strong with Victor Lebron staying aboard .4 KILLA DEE finished 3rd here with getting the lead setting the fraction and getting caught at the wire. Aggressive rider Maugel Vasquez aboard today. The 4 Arrivederla came out of the same Race as well, finishing 5th saving ground and having to go four-wide around the turn. It seems to be getting better, and each track has a chance to get in the thick of things here. I will be making my decision on who to put on top right before the Race seeing how they look warming up and how the board plays out .
My Picks 3-6-4-2 Race 3:
Wesley Ward send out two here with the 8 CHEROKEE SOUND going 2nd time off the layoff with dueling last time out and getting nipped at the wire. Saez stays aboard. Stable mat SUNDAY SCHEMING which ward also owns is going out 2nd time off the layoff with finishing 3rd last time out. at this price with a 12 horse field being very wide throughout the Race. Stretching out to a mile and sixteenth will be perfect with Dylan Davis staying aboard. With some bullet works in the morning. An exciting horse in this Race is the 12 TONED UP. (long shot) I watched the reply to her last Race against the 8 in this Race. She has the 13 posts with having a lot of traffic and trouble throughout the Race and still came closing strong on the rail to finish 3rd by on 3/4 to the winner. Do not leave this one off your ticket! My Picks -8-12( LONG SHOT )-11-9-3 Race 4: 2 UNCLE GEORGE a $310,000 son of Uncle Mo, Makes his debut for r the clement barn with getting Irad Ortiz Jr Aboard. The barn, 27% with first-time starters, adds Lasix, and with Ortiz Jr Aboard. 6 CARIBBEAN GOLD coming off some bullet works in the morning. Closed substantial last time out cutting back to this distance here, finishing 3rd by only one length. Saez stays aboard with gives a significant advantage of know where to place this horse to give him the best chance to win. 7 THE NEXTBESTTHING hasn't run since October but been working excellently in the morning. Getting back on the turf here today very dangerous. 8 ALLEGEDLY PERFECT should be gunning for the lead with rider change to Vasquez, who is excellent with getting them out of the gate. Last time out got out for the lead and then getting no push/ WIP from the rider coming down stretch finishing 4h behind CARIBBEAN GOLD. Very Dangerous here! 9 SAIL AT SUNRISE is also coming out of that same Race, finishing 5th to the winner by only three lengths. I think he takes a big step forward with the turf's 2nd time with Joe Bravo getting the call.
Race 5: The 1 MYSTIC COMIN HOME AND 4 TOONIE LOONIE will be battling it out for the lead in here. 6 TALKTHETALK moved to the Jose Garoffalo barn going 1st time off the claim after recovering from a troubled start (bobbled) to finish a distant 2nd. Should be stalking the pace here and closing strong—5 +for 6 in the money going this distance. 2- NO SE VENDE Drops down in class with Vasquez staying aboard getting off the 4. She is 4 for 4 in the money over this course and 2 for 2 in the money going the distance—perfect shot at getting the job done today. 5 MISS MARIS ships in from Tampa for the Sweezey Barn going 2nd time off the bench with drop down in class. Could be right in the thick of things if he runs back to past form. My main pick is between the two or the six here. MY PICKS- 2-6-1-5 Race 6: 6 TONS OF GOLD 1st time in for tag on the dropdown. Three races back ran in the Grade 2 Tampa Derby. Coming off some bullet works in the morning, in the money three out of four times going this distance. Could get a reasonable price. 7 SPEEDY HANS is dropping a notch on the maiden scale after recovering from a rough start (bumped hard) to finish 4th against $50,000 maidens going 6 furlongs. Trainer Mark Casse has Irad handling the stretch out to a 1-turn mile. Going to be tough to beat. 4 SWING WEST Should be the main speed here trying to wire the field. He has some excellent works in the morning and gets Saez aboard, but coming off a long layoff, I think he needs a race. 5 FRIED RICE KING the Bobby Flay homebred drops down to 1st time out after being gelded as well as the first time in for tag $35,000 level, and turns back to a mile, after following a 4th place finish. Race 7: 4- ELITE APPEAL cutting back in the distance and dropping downing to 12500 where she is 6 for 8 in the money. Dyan Davis gets the call today 6 STRELLA’S WAR drops down to claimers of 12500 with bring 5 for 7 in the money going the distance with Luis Saez aboard. 2 LIL BIT DANGEROUS can be dangerous here going out 1st time for the Patrick Biancone barn. which has run most of her career on the west coast. The only concern is coming of big layoff but had some excellent works in the morning. 7 ONEZY'S DREAM (LONG SHOT): Get in the thick of things with getting drop-down in weight with Fuentes aboard, and only losing to the winners by 2-3 lengths. Race 8: 1 LOVELY LADY LEXI Going for 3rd straight win in a row with getting Irad Ortiz Jr Aboard being 2 for 2 in the money going this distance. 4 CUSTOMEREXPERIENCE going out 2nd time off layoff as well second time out for the Joseph S A JR Barn. Bullet works in the morning. 6 DANCING DESTROYER is 3 for 3 in the money over this surface going the distance, Luis Saez stays aboard 5 ROYAL MISTRESS has a shot of being in the thick of things here at a reasonable price with finishing right behind Dance Destroyer last time out. MY PICKS- 4-1-6-8
Race 9: 3-7-10-9 (Longshot) Race 10: Today's featured Race of the day. 3 TONALIST'S SHAPE will probably be going off as the heavy favorite in here. Which i am going to try and beat her with the 2 PLEASANT ORB going out for Barclay Tagg with Joe Bravo aboard to try and make it to wins in a row. 5 UP IN SMOKE should also be right in the thick of things with being undefeated in her career so far going for 4th straight win. 7 DREAM MARIE might be able to see at a reasonable price, which is very capable of being right in the thick of things today. MY PICKS - 2-5-3-7 Race 11: MY PICKS- 3 OR 9 on top with the 11 and long shot 4 YOUROUTOFCONTROL
Good Luck Everyone, Have a Great Day and Stay Safe !