Gulfstream Park West, Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita early opinions for Friday, Oct. 23 (Plus Gulfstream Park West)

Well, 4 out of 5 isn’t bad on yesterday’s selections. Let’s try to stay on a roll.

Race 3: #1 Intoxicating Move (3-1)

Jockey Corey Nakatani has his choice of three horses in this race and chooses this tough mare. She has a 7-2-3-1 down the hill and had to be one of the reasons trainer Jack Carava claimed her two back. Carava and Nakatani are a 23% combination.


Race 5: #7 With a Twist (9-2)

Trainer Phil D’Amato claimed this mare last time at Del Mar and he moves her up, which is a good sign. D’Amato is 24% first off the claim and the trainer decides to keep jockey Kent Desormeaux aboard her, someone D’Amato doesn’t use him much.


Gulfstream Park West

Race 7: #6 Megeve (5-1)

This colt showed some interest in the stretch last time an now moves up a class level. The 2-year-old comes out of a race that has produced three next out winners. Trainer Phil Gleaves and jockey J C Caraballo are a 24% combination.


Race 10: #2 Farleys Mandate (turf only) (10-1)

This gelding loves this GPW turf layout with an 8-3-2-1 record. Trainer Christos Gatis is 25% with layoffs of 46-90 days and it’s safe to say he’s been saving this one for this track. Jockey Manoel Cruz stays aboard.

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