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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Race 4: #3 Circular Rainbow (6-1)

Trainer Gerald Bennett has two horses in this race (also #1 Guyana Star), but the key is leading jockey Antonio Gallardo (32% with Bennett) rides this 4-year-old filly. She was claimed last time out at Laurel and Bennett is 23% first off the claim.


Race 5: #8 Broke In (turf only) (5-1)

Trainer Eoin Harty, who is based in Southern California, already has three wins at the young meet from his first 10 starters. This son of Broken Vow is dropping into a maiden claimer for the first time and comes out of a Kentucky Downs MSW that has produced three winners.


Race 6: #6 Zephyr Bay (5-1)

Going back to trainer Gerald Bennett here with this 2-year-old son of Neko Bay. Bennett is 18% with first-time starters and that improves to 27% with first-timers in a maiden claimer. Bennett is also 23% with jockey Daniel Centeno.

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