Gulfstream Park, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Gulfstream Park opinions for Thursday, May 21 (Races 5-10)

Note: Big guarantee in the Rainbow 6. There’s also a chance of rain in South Florida. Big shock, huh?

Update: As suspected, off the turf due to overnight rains. That’s why I don’t like doing Eastern tracks.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Big Spender, 2. Alaskan, 3. Deckology. LONG SHOT: I Stand Corrected.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Violent Fight (best bet), 2. Nothin But Net, 3. Senzazione. LONG SHOT: D’Guapo. OFF THE TURF NO PICKS

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Silent Tiger, 2. Valdocco, 3. Ray’swarrior. LONG SHOT: Making a Marc.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Tide Storm, 2. I’ll Do It Way, 3. Trieste. LONG SHOT: My Candy Girl. OFF THE TURF NO PICKS

NINTH RACE: 1. Mi Tres Pro Ciento, 2. Extraordinary Jerry, 3. Wentz. LONG SHOT: Jaguar Poz.

10TH RACE: 1. Good Timing Man, 2. Storm Risk, 3. Bahamian Park. LONG SHOT: Somethingstappin. OFF THE TURF NO PICKS

Good luck. Stay safe.

Gulfstream Park, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Gulfstream Park opinions for Saturday, May 9 (Races 7-12)

Note: There is a mandatory payout in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 on races 7-12 so here are some opinions. Hope someone cashed on Friday’s 11th race bomber.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Envied, 2. Compensate, 3. Foolish Humor. LONG SHOT: American Tap.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Reservenotattained, 2. Louie’s Kingdom, 3. Cat Gone Quick. LONG SHOT: Chinomado.

NINTH RACE: 1. Hawkish, 2. Admission Office, 3. Halladay. LONG SHOT: Highland Sky.
Trainer Mark Casse said on Friday he will scratch Preakness Stakes winner War of Will from this race to run at Santa Anita. War of Will drew the No. 12 post in the 12-horse field.

10TH RACE: 1. Shootin the Breeze, 2. Gray’s Fable, 3. Battle of Bienheim. LONG SHOT: Stealth.

11TH RACE: 1. Septemberten (best bet), 2. Whiskey Sunrise, 3. Tap it to Win. LONG SHOT: More Than Striking.

12TH RACE: 1. The Robert, 2. Trappezoid, 3. Starship Apollo. LONG SHOT: Il Faraone.

Good luck. Stay safe.


Top choice winners: 3 (Enlisting $3.20, seventh; R Happy Ending $6, 10th; Noble Alma $36, 11th COLD DAILY DOUBLE $123.20)

Second choice winners: 1 (Bardot $3.40, sixth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Arithmetic $18.40, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0

Gulfstream Park, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Gulfstream Park opinions for Friday, May 8 (Races 6-11)

SIXTH RACE: 1. Kozy Dreams, 2. Bardot, 3. Commanding Lady. LONG SHOT: Harmonic Thunder.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Enlisting (best bet), 2. Night Watch, 3. Tiz Possible Dear. LONG SHOT: Nothing Free.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Dynadrive, 2. Mandate, 3. Arithmetic. LONG SHOT: Saint Benevolence.

NINTH RACE: 1. Blueridge Mountain, 2. Duelist, 3. Dizzy Sight. LONG SHOT: Maturin.

10TH RACE: 1. Dixieincandyland, 2. R Happy Ending, 3. Kitten’s Covergirl. LONG SHOT: Regaql Chant.

11TH RACE: 1. Noble Alma, 2. Ocean Fire, 3. Delancey’s Philly. LONG SHOT: Miss Flying Sun.

Good luck. Stay safe.


Top choice winners: 3 (Wowza Man $7.60, second race; Rionero $7, third; Circle Away $11.60, sixth)

Second choice winners: 2 (Prison Padre $11.20, first; Hopeful Growth $3.20, fourth)

Third choice winners: 2 (High Heater $18.60, seventh; Talako $46, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0

Gulfstream Park, Horse racing

Gulfstream Park opinions for Saturday, Jan. 28

Race 3 (Hurricane Bertie): #1 Genre (7-2): Had a prep over the track in the Rampart and might get the job done cutting back to 7 furlongs.

Race 5 (Poseodon Handicap): #1 Mylute (10-1): Tough race. Three horses which were on the Pegasus also-eligible list set to go here. This 7-year-old is coming out of the Cigar Mile, which has produced three next out winners. Back him up with the favorites.

Race 7 (Ladies’ Turf Sprint): #10 Triple Chelsea (6-1): Coming down from Tampa Bay. She will be closing down the lane. Hope fractions are fast enough.

Race 9 (Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint): #11 Power Alert (4-1): This gelding is a perfect 4-for-4 on this course. Need we say more?

Race 10 (La Prevoyante Handicap): #7 Arles (7-2): Just missed winning a Grade III at Del Mar. Tries again here for Graham Motion.

Race 11 (W.L. McKnight Handicap): #6 Charming Kitten (9-2): Ran in Ireland twice last year. Has an 8-4-2-0 record over this course and Mike Smith rides.

Good luck.

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Joe Talamo looking for Santa Anita riding title

Jockey Joe Talamo has been there before … like last year.

He affable Cajun was four wins up on the Hollywood Park riding colony with one week to go and during the last week he fell flat on his face, finishing third in the standings.

This year, at the same time of the year but a different location (Arcadia), Talamo is 10 wins up on Tyler Baze heading into the final eight days of action at the inaugural Santa Anita spring/summer meet and Talamo appears to be gaining momentum.

He won two Grade I races last Saturday and leads the way the last two weeks with seven victories from 46 mounts.

Tiago Pereira (19 mounts), Martin Garcia (31) and Edwin Maldonado (33) have six wins over the same period while Baze (32), apprentice Drayden Van Dyke (34) and Fernando Perez (34) have five victories.

Kent Desormeaux has been slumping, going 2-for-27 while newcomer Elvis Trujillo is making a big move with 12 wins from 65 mounts at the meet which places him tied for ninth in the standings despite getting a late start after moving his tack from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

As predicted by himself, trainer Doug O’Neill’s barn has gone into a slump with just two wins from its last 22 starts, but O’Neill still is on top of the standings.

Peter Miller continues his roller-coaster last three months and has hit another hot streak with six wins from 25 starters the last two weeks.

Jerry Hollendorfer is three for his last 18 while Bill Spawr is three for his last five.

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Sunday’s top choice winners: 2 (Noise of the Crowd $8.80, seventh race; War Academy $3.40, eighth)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 2 (Grey Girl Gone $23.80, first; Guinevere’s Finale $33.80, second)

Sunday’s third choice winners: 1 (J Louie $5.20, fifth)

Sunday’s long shot winners: 1 (Got Even $20.20, fourth)