Gulfstream Park West, Horse racing

Gulfstream Park West opinions for Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 11-12

Race 3 – GPW

#5 It’s My Pleasure (3-1)

Trainer Edward Plesa Jr. ships this filly in from Monmouth Park where she finished fourth in the Sorority stakes. Pleasa is 21% on layoffs of 46-90 days and he puts speed jockey Paco Lopez aboard.


Race 5 – GPW

#6 Depeche Cat (6-1) ***

Our Eyes: Trainer Jorge Navarro has hit the ground winning at this meet with 47% winners, mostly from shippers like this 7-year-old. The gelding finished fourth in a race at Saratoga that has proven to be a key race.


Race 8 – GPW

#4 Robert Rocket (8-1) ***

Our Eyes: Trainer Gustavo Delgado is 26% with horses in their second start for him. This 4-year-old finished third in his comeback race so he should be tighter here.


Gulfstream Park West for Thursday, Nov. 12

Race 1 – GPW

#7 Too Clever by Half (6-1)

Trainer Jorge Navarro is off to a blazing start at the meet (8-for-17) and this mare will be running for the second time for him. She is coming out a key race at Monmoth Park. Jockey Eddie Castro 32% on the year with Navarro.


Race 4 – GPW               

#6 Scotland Bay (3-1)

This 2-year-old filly take a class drop but more importantly trainer Jose Pinchin is 3-for-3 with horses making their second start on Lasix. Jockey Edgard Zayas takes over and he is 31% with Pinchin.


Race 7 – GPW

#1 At the Ready (turf only) (3-1)

This colt broke his maiden on the Gulfstream Park turf and then finished fifth in a tough Kentucky Downs stakes race. Trainer Joseph Hennessy is 20% with horses off a 46 to 90-day layoff.

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Belmont Park, Gulfstream Park, Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita (plus Belmont and Gulfstream) opinions for Thursday, June 25

Race 3: #6 Gomo (4-5)

This daughter of Uncle Mo showed speed in her debut and faded a little. Owner Paul Reddam has been on fire with his 2-year-olds and trainer Doug O’Neill is 19% with 2-year-olds. Being a first-year sire, Uncle Mo doesn’t have any grass winners yet, but he enjoyed two turns and so should his daughter. Yes, I know she is 4-5, but just single her in all horizontal wagers.


Race 7: #10 Midnight Transfer (6-1)

Trainer Ron Ellis is 42% from a sample of 12 horses making their second start off the claim and the outside post is no bargain, but the price should be right. Joe Talamo rides.


Race 8: #2 Yaffe (6-1)

Trainer Craig Dollase has stronger first-time starter stats (29%) than you may see in the DRF. This daughter of City Zip out of a Dixieland Band mare is bred to win early, sprint and run on the grass. She had a good last work as jockey Tyler Baze takes the mount.



Race 9: #8 Sweet Lew (turf only) (6-1)

Trainer George Weaver is 25% with horses going from a sprint to a route. This gelding takes a drop in class and has run some of his best races around two turns. On top of that, jockey Jose Ortiz takes over.



Race 1: #5 Dads Little Girl (6-1)

Trainer Gustavo Delgado is 6-for-18 in horses make their first start off the claim. He claimed this filly with an idea to put her on the turf as she has never been tried on that surface in 16 starts. Apprentice Tyler Gaffalione, who is 22% with Delgado in their last 23 mounts, takes over.


Race 3: #7 Grand Bargain (4-1)

Trainer Jason DaCosta takes over the training of this 3-year-old colt and pulls out all the stops as he adds Lasix and gets jockey Edgard Zayas to ride. DaCosta is 20% with horses in their second career start and 39% with horses off a 46-90-day layoff.

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