So we gathered up our Past Performances, Trip Notes and Thoro-Graph figures in an attempt to pass time making a few dollars. Why not, is there something better to do this Saturday? Didn’t think so.
Per usual, we will effort to make the play economically during these difficult days: We’ll begin at GULFSTREAM PARK. The sequence starts in Race 9.
HONEY RYDER STAKES
Limit field of three year old turf fillies in search of their proper, present level is as open as that dynamic suggests. We favor three fillies exiting the same race: HIGHLAND GLORY (9-2), from a terrific turf family, is 2-for-2 on turf and over this course. Loses Paco but picks up Saez and has worked thrice since winning the Sanibel Island, her last two crisply, and is nicely drawn. STUNNING STYLE (15-1) came last of 11 with a wide rally, beaten 1-1/2 lengths by ‘Glory’.
SEDUCER (6-1) was extremely impressive breaking maiden on debut under similar dynamic then failed to break sharply, raced wide thereafter and offered little in the lane but wasn’t asked for much either. Two bullets coming into this and a switch to Irad. Drawn widest but that’s the rider’s job and the price will be baked in. We’re using these three.
BIG DRAMA: Florida-breds sprinting 7 furlongs has drawn a field of eight and Network Effect (2-1) is an obvious single because, hey, you’ve got to single somewhere. Chad Brown trainee was graded stakes placed at 2, reappeared for only two starts at 3, including a wide trip when overmatched in Grade 1 Cigar Mile. Obviously has issues then Chad is good dealing with inform types.
Making his GP debut MAR 28, he clipped heels soon after the start, ran up into a switch on the backstretch and rallied gamely behind lone speed going a mile but failed catching the leader by a half length. Great for conditioning, two sharp breezes since, is 1-for-1 at the trip and also makes a switch to Irad. If not this chestnut, then who?
ENGLISH CHANNEL: Back on turf, this time males are going the 1-1/16 miles and this one is even more open than the filly version. JUSTINTHENICKOFTIME (20-1) had tough trip behind recent repeat winner, has fairly competitive figures and is a Mike Maker turf claim; need more at this price? DOC BOY (12-1) has won half his six starts, including two listed stakes, including his last at Tampa Bay Downs, his season’s debut. GUFO (3-1), Christophe Clement and Irad, Part 2, won his 3YO debut going 9 furlongs here, where he’s 2-for-2; mini-turnback should only help his late kick.
SOUTH BEND (4-1) owns the most experience, won one of these and is graded stakes placed on this course. Stanley Hough excels is these kind of spots and Miguel won for the barn the only time he’s for the outfit this meet. Exits fast and classy races. SUMMER TO REMEMBER (9-2) out-quicked going a mile in last, 1-1/4 lengths behind South Bend, added sixteenth helps and Saez on return call. PROVEN STRATEGIES (6-1) confidently spotted after two state-bred wins over weaker here and sharpster capable of handling these in present form:
50-CENT PICK 3: 2.6.12 // 3 // 188.8.131.52.7.8 = $9
*Saturday before noon: Graded Stakes Pick 3 from Oaklawn Park, including split Arkansas Derby