Today's optional claiming feature at Gulfstream Park for 3YO males going a mile is loaded with possibilities and opportunity providing that the right key is chosen.

We're not going to get too creative here and take the briefly freshened Scoria (2-1). the filly showed improved speed in her latest after adding blinkers for the Kittens Joy overnighter but really didn't have a chance to fire her best shot late while racing between rivals much of the way.

Her prior, at this distance vs. similar, was a probably best second, finishing like a rocket. She deserves this chance coming back with steady series of drills and Joe Bravo on the re-ride.

Taking Scoria to win, no price restrictions, and key boxing him first and second in super-exotics with recent claim Steve (6-1), another sharp claim Thunder Run (5-1) and Branded Hand (3-1) meeting weaker set for Mott who taps Rosario here.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1500

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 458-285-230

Amount Wagered: $3,000 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,132.60

Profit to Date: $132.60