Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 13:54 PM
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By the time the seventh race at Gulfstream Park went official on Saturday I was ready to jump out the office window. Things were not going well at all.
I considered making a few calls looking for a ventilator, as my bankroll was barely breathing and in desperate need of a stimulus plan that I did not think was coming.
There was a sequence of races from the fifth to the seventh where the winners paid $71.20, $36.00 and $42.80 and I did not give any of the trio even a slight chance of winning.
The Pick 3 for those races returned $10,952.50 for a .50 cent ticket.
Things did not get any better in the eighth race where I whiffed again. Then things finally turned around with my top pick Silvery Enough paying $14.40 and we hit the recommended exacta that returned $133.80.
The very next race the recommended exacta paid $74.40.
I also thankfully played the Late Pick 4, in which my top pick along with three of my second choices returned $637.60 for $1.
It was a good finish to a really mediocre day overall, and the good thing about racing is we are right back at it today with a solid 11 race card at Gulfstream Park.
FS2 picks up the action from 1:30 to 3:00 ET and then FS1 will televise three hours of horse racing at 3:00 ET. The NBC Sports Network will simulcast the TVG Network from 4:00 to 7:00 ET.
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My Best Plays Report for Sunday includes my nine strongest plays from Oaklawn Park and Gulfstream Park.
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Here is the opening race from Gulfstream Park to get the day off to a good start:
GP Race 1 Md $12,500 (1:00 ET)
#10 Queen Letizia 6-1
#11 Tumbadora 8-5
#5 Water Wizard 9-2
#1 Silver Nina 10-1
Analysis: Queen Letizia was badly outrun in her debut at 12-1 in a field of 12 going a mile on turf against $25,000 foes. She drops in for $12,500 and looks more suited to the main track. She is by Khozan out of a Silver Buck mare. Junior takes the call for the capable Barboza barn and this gal should be a fair price in this spot off her ugly looking debut effort.
Tumbadora tracked the early pace and tired to finish sixth in her debut. She was claimed out of the race for $25,000 by the Joseph barn hat is 40% winners (with a +ROI) first off the claim. She gets jammed in here for a $12,500 tag and the barn puts them in where they can win. She has four works on the morning tab since landing in this high % barn and she figures to be tough here as the likely short priced favorite.
WIN: #10 to win at 9-2 or better.
EX: 10,11 / 1,5,10,11
TRI: 10,11 / 1,5,10,11 / 1,5,7,10,11
Today’s Featured Race of the Day from Gulfstream Park:
GP Race 8 Md Sp Wt (4:41 ET)
#10 Reliability 12-1
#6 Voodoo Zip 5-2
#11 Shamrocket 6-1
#3 Scanno 9-2
Analysis: Reliability adds blinkers here for his second career start her for the Jerkens barn. The colt made his debut over good ground going a mile here where he was last early and raced wide throughout in a fifth-place finish at 11-1. The colt has a solid turf pedigree, by Tapit out of the turf stakes winner Announce ($446,750) who has dropped three other foals to race, all winners including a pair of turf winners. Looking for this guy to move forward and he should be a decent price in this spot.
Voodoo Zip has run second in back to back races for the Gargan barn that has been on fire in '20, hitting at a 39% clip overall. Last out the colt prompted the early pace, opened up heading for home but could not hold off the winner. Two back he was beaten just a nose in a race that has produced four next out winners including the winner Gufo, who beat Alw-1 optional claimers in his next outing here on March 27. The obvious one to beat here.
WIN: #10 to win at 8-1 or better.
EX: 6,10 / 3,6,10,11
TRI: 6,10 / 3,6,10,11 / 3,4,6,10,11
Today’s Featured Race of the Day from Oaklawn Park:
OP Race 7 Md Sp Wt (4:06 CT)
#4 Bank 6-1
#2 Golden Notion 5-2
#7 Major Attraction 7-2
#6 Derby Date 3-1
Analysis: Bank makes his first start since last October at the fall Keeneland meeting where he was not off cleanly and was a non-factor in a seventh-place finish. He showed some promise in his debut at Churchill Downs two back with a third-place finish behind a pair of next out winners. The winner South Bend won his next two starts including the Street Sense. The runner up Answer In ran second in the Springboard Mile and third in the Southwest (G3). The Asmussen barn takes over and is 18% winners with runners coming back off a 61-180-day layoff. This guy is out of a Gone West mare that has dropped four winners including a pair of stakes winners, top earner Brilliant Speed ($1.2 million).
Golden Notion chased the early pace and finishes evenly in a third-place finish last out as the beaten favorite. This colt has now been the beaten chalk in three of his four starts, landing in the money in all four outings. Cox now tries addling blinkers on this guy. The colt makes his second start off the bench here for a barn that is 28% winners (with a +ROI) with runners making his second start off a +180-day layoff.
WIN: #4 to win at 4-1 or better.
EX: 2,4 / 2,4,6,7
TRI: 2,4 / 2,4,6,7 / 2,4,6,7,8
These are price plays for exotic players looking to find a couple of extra contenders to use in their trifecta and superfecta wagers. Or for those with smaller bankrolls, you might want to get in a small win-place wager.
R1: #1 Silver Nina 10-1
R7: #2 Mystic Nile 12-1
R8: #10 Reliability 12-1
R9: #7 Unlockthepotential 15-1
R11: #8 Aguas Coloradas 8-1
Good luck today!