Saturday, January 28, 2017

Stakes Saturday at Gulfstream Park

On this Stakes Saturday, all eyes will be on the Pegasus World Cup with the indomitable California Chrome running his last race of a stellar career.

Today we look at a phenomenal race on the Turf.

Gulfstream Park Race 11 {W.L. McKnight~G3~1 1/2 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A great crew of twelve will hit the green in this annual graded stakes race. It comes up a little light on speed, but a few will be in here to set a reasonable pace. Speed numbers are very close giving the race a terrific competitiveness. Five in here are coming off of marathon type races on the green. There is a single millionaire, Twilight Eclipse. It should be a fantastic race leading up to the big one.

#10 Mr. Maybe (Castellano / C. Brown) will be stretching out for this classic distance coming out of a modest layoff. He holds the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four excellent workouts. A son of Ghostzapper, he should track the pace fluidly and strike in the stretch run. He should move forward going long.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#4 Danish Dynaformer (Rosario / Attfield) is also coming off a bit of a layoff. He holds the second highest last out speed number and three sensational workouts. This lad is another tracker which should position himself nicely for the coming quickening. A son of Dynaformer, he should improve upon his record of two wins at the distance.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#1 Tagheeb (Gaffalione / Maker) should challenge with the fourth highest last out speed number at a much longer Turf route and two stout workouts. This closer loves the Gulfstream course holding a stunning 83% in the money record from six starts over it. A son of Hard Spun, expect him to charge hard in the stretch.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#2 Montclair [IRE] (Prado / De la Cerda) should be in the mix with a couple of very good last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and two hearty workouts. This lad loves the distance and the course, He should take up a nice tracking position and spring into the stretch. A son of Montijeu [IRE], he seems to be sitting on a tremendous effort.

#6 Charming Kitten (Smith / Maker) will be looking for substantial improvement over his last which was a longer route over the turf. This guy holds the third highest speed number at the distance couple with a 66% in the money record at same. One of three sons of Kitten's Joy, he should be the one that does his pappy proud today.

10 CENT Superfecta

#10 Mr. Maybe  /  #4 Danish Dynaformer  /  #1 Tagheeb  /  #7 Twilight Eclipse, #2 Montclair [IRE], #6 Charming Kitten.

Pentafecta {Super High Five} ($2)

#10 Mr. Maybe  /  #4 Danish Dynaformer  /  #1 Tagheeb  /  #7 Twilight Eclipse  /  #2 Montcalir [IRE], #6 Charming Kitten.

Friday Results
Fair Grounds R7.  Allowance Optional Claiming. Our first pick, Bobby the Brain, finished 6th.  Our second pick, Society Beau, finished 2nd for show money of $1.10.  Our third pick, It's Your Nickel, won (1st) for show money of $1.80.
Superfecta went 4-3-2-5.
Bankroll slides to $111.27.

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