A pair of races with similar purses and we're opting for today's 9th at Gulfstream, a preliminary allowances optional claimer at 7-1/2 furlongs on the turf and the line-maker just might have it a little askew in terms of the prices on the two top choice. We believe it should be the Pletcher/Castellano team that will get it done with All Tied Up (3-1)

There's no question the Dogwood rep has improved since blinkers were added three starts back and he owns the best demonstrated kick in this limit field. There appears to be enough pace signed on to suit his style, the mini-turn-back should assure that late kick will be effective and his recent blowout for this was sharp, 19th fastest of 131 peers to work that week at Palm Meadows.

Taking All Tied Up to win at 2-1 or greater and key-boxing him in exactas with the troubled-trip pole sitter Branded Hand (5-2), and the promising Breen turf runner, Scorched Cat (10-1), who wide draw should assure a square price.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1453

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

Amount Wagered: $2,908 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,034.00

Profit to Date: $126.00