Gulfstream Park West, Horse racing

Gulfstream Park West opinions for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7

Race 3: #6 American Phantom (12-1)

This 2-year-old drops into a maiden claimer for the first time and comes out of a MSW race that has produced 4 next out winners. He tries two turns and the turf for the first time. Sire Cowtown Cat is 12% first time turf.

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Race 5: #6 Born to Be Winner (turf) (3-1)

Drops into a maiden claimer for the first time for a fifth-place finish on the grass. Paco Lopez takes over so look for this one to go straight to the front.

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Race 8: #7 Subcontractor (5-1)

Trainer David Jacobson ships this 3-year-old down from New York. He is 26% with shippers and this horse come out of a key race that was produced 3 next out winners.

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Saturday, Nov. 7

Race 4: #3 Imperial Robyn (turf only) (10-1)

This mare returns to South Florida, where she has won twice in the past. Trainer Kerry Zavash is 24% with shippers and the 6-year-old is coming out of a key race. Jockey Joe Bravo jumps on .

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Race 10: #4 Big Boy Bruno (10-1)

This 2-year-old broke his maiden with ease at first asking. Trainer Larry Pilotti is 29% with horses coming off a layoff of 90 or more days and the son of Seeking Beauty has been training lights out for his turf debut. Speed jockey Paco Lopez jumps on.

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Gulfstream Park West, Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Oct. 24

Race 4: #7 City of Vengeance (15-1)

Has been a disappointment since coming West, but trainer John Sadler is 22% second off the claim as the gelding tries the downhill for the first time. Jockey Victor Espinoza jumps off another contender to ride this son of City Zip and is 21% with Sadler.

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Race 6: #8 Oppidum (5-1)

If it’s a 2-year-old race trainer Bob Baffert usually has it surrounded and such is the case here with three horses. The barn’s main rider, Martin Garcia, chooses this son of Speightstown who showed good speed at Del Mar before stopping. He goes shorter here and should be on the engine.

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Race 9: #7 Canada (4-1)

Is bred to be a good one, but has had problems in both starts, especially last time, but Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens has seen enough to stay aboard and he is 26% with trainer Simon Callaghan.

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Gulfstream Park West

Race 1: #2 Drama Club (5-2)

This colt makes his debut on turf, but the bigger thing is that he drops from the straight maiden ranks to a maiden claimer. Trained by David Fawkes, he exits a race that has produced three winners. Jockey Edgard Zayas takes over.

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Race 7: #10 Awesome Sunrize (turf only) (6-1)

This filly returns to South Florida after running at Arlington Park. She comes out of a key race and trainer Kerry Zavash is 24% with shippers. Zavash has a winner already at the meet with jockey Eddie Castro, who jumps on.

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Race 9: #1 Samus (turf only) (5-1)

Trainer Marcus Vitali has been on fire at the meet with 6 winners from 20 starters. Vitali is 25% with horses second time in his care like this 3-year-old. He is also 30% on the year with jockey Matthew Rispoli.

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