Two graded features at Gulfstream and we'll look at the G3 Hal's Hope since the grassy G2 Ft. Lauderdale could be the victim of a re-scheduling. Just as well since the Hal's Hope presents an excellent opportunity to be rewarded nicely if we're correct. The talented young Edgard Zayas and Simmstown (10-1) have been a perfect 3-for-3 since the 6YO was switched to the Marty Wolfson shed following a 22-month layoff.

A winner of both his starts going a mile and half of his four starts over the surface, Simmstown exits a rapidly run 6-1/2 furlongs and the hope is a month is sufficient recovery time off such an effort. It will be up to the rider to break cleanly from the pole in the one-turn mile and the rest of the trip just might take care of itself.

Taking Simmstown to win at 6-1 or greater and key-boxing him first and second in multiples with Neck n' Neck (7-2), Goodtimehadbyall (8-1) and Uncaptured (5-1).

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1452

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 444-276-223

Amount Wagered: $2,906 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,034.00

Profit to Date: $128.00