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Horse Races Today: Thursday's Gulfstream Park Analysis & Odds

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Gulfstream Park is back in action on Thursday with an outstanding 11-race card that kicks off at 1:00 ET.
 
We have seen the same racetracks in action for a couple of weeks now, just seven tracks still running— Gulfstream Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Oaklawn Park, Fonner Park, Will Rogers Downs, Los Alamitos and Remington Park.
 
Are going to see any addition tracks in the not too distant future?
 
Santa Anita and Churchill Downs would like to get underway in May, without spectators of course. The Kentucky Derby has already to been postponed until the first Saturday of September.
 
We did hear yesterday that Oaklawn Park will not extend their meeting beyond closing day, which is May 2. Fonner Park is scheduled to close on April 29, but track officials there are considering extending the meeting.
 
Gulfstream Park continues to run through the summer, and while there is usually a mass exodus from the track by trainers going to Kentucky or New York, with tracks in those locations still closed, the horse population has stayed strong in Florida.
 
The two marquee meetings of the summer are Del Mar and Saratoga, which are supposed to kick off in July. At this point both tracks plan on running, but whether spectators will be allowed to attend is very much in question.
 
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Gulfstream Park Race 1 Analysis - 4/16

Here is the opening race from Gulfstream Park to get the day off to a good start:
 
GP Race 1 Clm $20,000N2L (1:00 ET)
#3 Catsoutofthebag   8-1
#1 Aerodynamic   4-1
#5 Strella's War    3-1
#6 She Fled the Scene   5-2
 
Analysis: Catsoutofthebag went out to quick last out, setting sharp fractions on the stretch out to a route and she weakened to finish third. It was his first go off an eight-month layoff. She should be tighter second off the shelf. Her maiden win came here going 7 1/2 furlongs with Saez aboard. Paco is listed to rife but will be replaced as he is out with a broken thumb. She is out of a stakes placed Unbridled's Song mare that has dropped two other turf winners. She just needs a more patent ride here.
 
Aerodynamic tracked the early pace and then drew off in the stretch to a good looking maiden win for a $16,000 tag in her third career start. She was claimed out of the race by the Sanchez barn that is 14% winners first off the claim. Blinkers are added to the mix here and she should be forwardly placed. It is not a real tough spot to face winners for the first time and with just three starts under her belt still looks as if she has some upside. Berios takes over the ride from Irad and has done well riding for this barn.
 

Gulfstream Park Featured Race Analysis - 4/16

Today’s Featured Race of the Day from Gulfstream Park:
 
GP Race 9 OClm $16,000N1X (5:17 ET)
#6 R Mercedes Boy   4-1
#9 Just Kidding   7-2
#5 Charlie the Greek   5-1
#3 He Iz Gone   10-1
 
Analysis: R Mercedes Boy makes his first start since December where the gelding tracked the early pace and weakened to finish fifth in a Florida bred stake at Tampa Bay Downs. The gelding was a sharp winner two back against restricted $35,000 claimers, drawing clear to win by 5 1/2 lengths at GP West. He has been working quickly in the mornings for his return for the Baxter barn that is 26% winners with runners coming back off a 61-180-day layoff. His number two back seems fluky, 26 points higher than his previous top, but he looks like a good fit in this spot for a sharp barn.
 
Just Kidding dueled for the early lead and battled on gamely but could not match strides late with the winner in a runner up finish at this level going a mile in his first start off the claim by the Matier barn. The gelding was a solid second two back at is furlongs while in the David barn. He owns a solid pace profile throughout and has landed in the exacta in 7 of his dozen trips over the main track here.
 
Live Longshots:
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.
 
Gulfstream Park
R1: #3 Catsoutofthebag   8-1
R3: #8 Youreoutofcontrol   12-1
R5: #3 Stormy Derby Day   15-1
R7: #7 Genghis   8-1
R9: #3 He Iz Gone   10-1
R10: #10 Long Blade   10-1
R11: #3 Gran Malbec   12-1
 
Good luck today!

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