Saturday, December 22, 2012

Great Gulfstream Turf

A magnificent Stakes Saturday for a Turf contest in South Florida.  We go to beautiful Gulfstream Park for some fabulous turf action.

Gulfstream Park R9 {El Prado~1 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~Stakes}
A huge field of fourteen is expected to go to the grass for this highly competitive contest.  There is a great amount of speed which should make for a furious pace.  With a crowded field those close and well positioned to the pace could prevail.

#5 Salto [IRE] (Castellano / Pletcher) could get it done with the highest last out speed number at a longer route, a five race progression, improving with every race since setting his hooves in America, and two sufficient workouts.  He should be close ready to fire.
$1 WIN / $2 SHOW.

#14 Nikki's Sandcastle (Lanerie / Kassen) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number at a longer route and three solid workouts.  This guy will stay close and pounce in the stretch.
$1 PLACE / $1 SHOW.

#13 Hollinger (Lezcano / Attfield) looks well prepped to be a contender with the fourth highest last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and three stellar peaking workouts.  He should have an advantage by tracking the pace and then moving swiftly through the stretch.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#1 Bad Debt (Carmouche / Trombetta) could surprise using some tactical speed to great advantage.  He has the third highest (3-way tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and two robust workouts.  This guy has a enviable 90% in the money record at the distance in ten races.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Salto [IRE] / #14 Nikki's Sandcastle / #13 Hollinger / #1 Bad Debt.

Friday's Results
Fair Grounds Race Course R6.  Allowance.  Our first pick, Major Gain, won (1st) for win money of $4.10 and show money of $3.20.  Our second pick, At The Pulpit, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 6-5-8-1.
Bankroll sprouts a little and settles at $10.51.

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