Yet another turf race for the Gulfstream feature, this one a NX3 allowances/optional $100,000 claiming, and any way you slice it, this heat should come down to a battle of returnees.

Of those, two have the best chance and the one we prefer is Hard Not To Like. While Street Gem never has lost at today's 1-1/16 miles and attracts leading rider Javier Castellano, Hard Not To Like has the better company lines, is working faster, gets Johnny and the pole, has a good record in today's scenario. Her freshness should have her on or near the lead.

Taking Hard Not To Like, no price restrictions, and exacta boxing with Street Gem.


Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1482

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 452-281-228

Amount Wagered: $2,966 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,089.80

Profit to Date: $123.80