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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


Isn’t it about time that Claudio Gonzalez gets off the Gulfstream duck? We do, because today the Maryland-based trainer does what he does best: Win off the claim.

At least he does so 26% of the time and he claimed a sharp 3-1/2 length winner of his last, enters her in Florida-bred company for the first time, has tactical speed, and can lead or chase successfully.

And pole position helps in both those instances.

Beyond that, she like the game. Capturini (10-1) is 3-for-7 lifetime, two in Hallandale and has won at the trip and three surfaces, including the Gulfstream dirt track last out, a facile win on FEB 26, Race 2. See for yourself.

We’re taking her to win on the raise, but will need 8-1 or more to do so. Also, keying her in quinellas with Merseyside (3-1), also trying state-breds today, and No Decaf (4-1) getting Irad. Super-exotics players can add Smarmy (8-5) to their mix.

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