1st Race: 7,10,5,3 Since it came off the Turf my picks are 10,7,5,2
10 Starship Bubba - Was entered on yesterdays also eligibles for the 1st races, had a couple of scratches yesterday so he could have run, ended up sticking with today's race and field. Cutting back in distance which this cult was on the lead last time out for Michael Maker finishing a good second by 1/2 lengths. 2nd time out for maker with Irad Ortiz Jr aboard. 1/2 lifetime in the money at the track as well as distance
7 - Extremelyexclusive is a very interesting 3-year first time out ran 40-50k claimers finishing 5th by only 2 3/4 lengths with a solid 55 buyer. Solid 1st race with running against a tough field. I like the stretch out to the mile only question mark is why the drop in class right away after running pretty good first time out. Think this horse might get the job done today at a decent price.
5- Punchline gets a rider change to Tyler Gaffione with either Rodriguez getting off this horse to ride the 7 or Jerkens making the rider chance. Last time out finished a clear 3rd with having some troubles and traffic at the 1/4 pole. should be right in the thick of things!
3- First time out off the claim for Serpe Barn with Saez back aboard. Claimed this horse last time out for 25k from Todd Pletcher barn going 5 furlongs on the turn gets the stretch out to two turns, should be closing strong and right in the thick of things.
Race 2 - 8,2,7,4
2-Lucky as a Seven 1st time starter for Wesley Ward which is Trainer/ Owner of this 2 year old colt. Gets Irad Ortiz Jr aboard, which they were able to get the job done yesterday with Sunshine city!
8- Congrats Again - Micheal Yates barn and Vasquez Team up here with this 2 Year colt son of Congrats (AP Indy). has been training very well in the morning as well as Micheal Yates(Hot lately) barn excellent with getting 2-year-olds ready to run 1st time out. (Long shot pick) 3-9 so far this meet with Vasquez aboard
7 - Exchange Day- Son of itsmyluckyday debuting for Trainer Ed Plesa with Christian Torres aboard. Has some bullets works in the morning over this Track.
4- Catching Fish - Debuting for Pilotti barn getting Saez aboard, Pilotti had a fat ROI with 1st-time starters, and is 1 for 2 with Saez aboard
Race 3: Picks due to Scratches 7,1,2,6
Verdict is in - 1st time off the claim for Dibona Barn with getting Luis Saez aboard dops down to claimers of 12500 after stalking the pace last time out for claimers of 16k and finishing 3rd by 3 1/3 lengths. 4/6 in the money over this surface and 5 for 7 in the money going this distance
9 -Drama in Dixie- Think will run good in this spot with finishing 4th last time out by 3 1/4 lengths finishing behind the 3 hero up. 3 back finished 2nd beating the 5 verdict is in and 7 itsmyluckyknight. Should be right in the thick of things here.
7- Itsmyluckyknight- drops in 2nd time off the layoff for 12500. The last time out for claims of 20k stumbled badly after the start taking a bad step. Been working well in the morning with Jaramillo back aboard. Should be closing strong with quick pace in this race.
2 Interest- stays at the same level 1st time off the claim which got the win last tim. 2/3 over this surface and 2/4 going this distance. Filly running against the boys here.
10- Uncle Andrew going out 1st Time off the claim for 30k for Maker barn with Gaffalione aboard. has been sidelined since the claim for 30k in January at fairgrounds. But has been working well in the morning.
3 Hero Up- can be dangerous if gets the lead with no pressure.
6 - Choas kid Gets drop down as well as stretching back out to the preferred distance where he is in the money 3 out of 4 times.
Race 4: 11,10,2 ,5
11- Hail Michigan Finished 2nd last time out at this level. It should be tough to beat in this one with Dylan Davis getting off the 2 horse see the pyramids to ride this one.
2- See the Pyramids- Big drop down in class gets Tyle Gaffalione in the irons today! This 3-year colt only ran 2 dirt races in his 1st to starts which were not good at all and then switch surfaces over to the turf. were he has run much better against better competition.
10- Texas Giant - Dropping down in class and switches surfaces to the dirt for the first time. Has been working good on the dirt in the mornings here at Gulfstream- Switching to the dirt Hopefully springs some light.
1- Brand- Big drop down from maiden special weight to claimers of 12,500 has not run since February, but has some good works in the morning
Race 5: With Scratched updated picks, 9,12,11,14
8- Louie's Kindom- comes back to the races 1st time off the claim(Feb 5th from Jorge Navarro barn). for Larry Rivelli barn which has been very good with dropdowns lately. As well as Gets Iraz Ortiz Jr Aboard coming off a real nice workout on April 22nd. This is the horse to beat!
9- Awsome Action - Moves over to the Zepra barn after being claimed on march 22nd here for 5,250 finishing 2nd. 3/5 in the money over the track lifetime and 2 out of 4 (50 %)in the money going the distance
12- Starship Taxi -I like this 5-year-old a lot always shows up on race day. Coming off some real nice workouts as well. Should be game and right in the thick of things
11- Turf to Dirt here with the drop-down in class from 12500 to 6200. Has not really shown to much lately but I have a feeling runs well today!
Race 6: Since race is off the turf now - 1,5,4,6,
1 Mo of the West - Stretching out to a mile sixteenth which will best suit Gaffalione Aboard which gets off the 4 Amadora to ride this one. Coming out of 1st career start that was a tough race having several of them winning the next time out.- she will be the Horse to beat!
2- Aizu ran well last race finishing 2nd coming back from a 3-month layoff. 2nd time off the layoff with stretching out to 1 mile and sixteenth, should be right in the mix of things like her in this race!
6- Key Biscayne 2nd time off the layoff finishing 3rd by only 1/2 length which is also coming out of a real tough race finishing behind two very promising horses. Stretching out in distance will help close strong! Ran off the pace last race but were a lot of horses running for the lead in that last outing can be forwardly placed here stalking the lead behind the 11 and 2.
5- Starship Nugget Very interested in how this filly runs today coming off a nice debut on the dirt going 6 in half furlongs surging late and finishing 3rd by 1/2 a light which went off around 20-1. Switches surface here to the turf and stretches out. Not too much pedigree on the turf. Would only consider her if she goes off at a price
Race 7 - 7,1,4,5
7- Shangai Moon - Solid Win 2 starts back in for 16k tried turf last time out didn't like it switches back to the dirt here which I love turf to dirt! 2 or 2 in the money over this track and 1 out of 2 in the money at the distance! Should run real good here
1- Should be the speed of the race with a big drop down in class relief and second time out for David Fawkes Barn with getting Luis Saez aboard. Can steal this race if he gets cleared with the lead. 5 out of 7 times in the money going the distance in career.
4-Neverstopdreaming- Turf to dirt with class relief to 12,500. 2 out of 3 times in the money over track and 1 out of 2 in the money over distance.
5- Still Schemin- Another turf to dirt, only things is he has not seen run on the dirt in Carrer yet, But if she can run on the dirt as he has been on the tuft will be right in the thick of things.
Race 8: 1,10.4.6
1- Dalarna i think bounces back here today after winning 3 straight and getting caught at the wire by the 4 High Noon rider. Rider change to Luis Saez which i think will have a big impact on placing this horse right stalking the speed. 4 out of 6 in the money over the track lifetime and 8 out of 12 over the distance.
10 Jakarta - Stretching out around 2 turns after showing a great debut on the turf when she drew clear to win in optional claimers of 62,500. Irad / Maker combo atop the speedy daughter of Bustin stones will try and wire this field.
4- High Noon Rider- Gaffalione stays aboard Tracked down the 1 Darlin last time out to get the win, will be trying to do the same thing here with coming off the pace to track down and close strong. Should not try and come way off the pace and close down this time around or will not get there in time.
Longshot Horses to watch out for
7- Til the End: 2nd time off the claim for Kelly Breen, last race was caught on the rail which had to check and try and come outside to try and run and hunt down the winner lacked room! Rider change to Bravo, Think runs a big race today!
6- Zippy Has been running great for the Preciando Stables after being claimed 3 races back. Jump up in class and going to be a good test but think he has a shot to be in the thick of things here!
9th Race - 8,1,3,4
8 - Doctor DJ- Drops down in class and turf to dirt with Vasquez staying aboard getting off a couple of horses to stay on this one! It should be a little price here which I like and made it be my main pick of the race.
1- Snap Hook-Turf to dirt with drop down in class relief and Gaffalione aboard
3- Congrats This- Comming off a big race finishing 2nd and running best buyer figure 71. With being bumped around and having some trouble in the race. Getting leading rider of the meet so far aboard LUIES SAEZ !!
4- Solid last couple of races stretching back out to preferred distance with Davis staying aboard should be right in the thick of things!
Race 10 - Picks due to off the Turf: 10,7,1,5,8
Race 11 - 11,1,10,2
race as the 4 office country was also in this race. Extemlyexlusive