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GOING GULFSTREAM – JAN 18

When looking at the feature to begin the race week in Hallandale, one question became apparent immediately. Will everybody try for the lead or will everybody take back?

There is no shortage of gas signed on in the 5 furlong turf event, an optional allowances for fillies and mares. More vexing are the layup returnees, surface switches, first-time Gulfstream, and the like.

One filly seems to be in position to take advantage of whatever pace scenario develops, she has ground saving rail position, hot riding Jose Ortiz, and rates fastest on the Thoro Graph scale.

Makin My Move (6-1) earned that top figure score at Monmouth Park last time out, a huge number, and trainer John Kimmel, realizing same, gave her adequate recovery time. But she will meet tougher and more opponents here.

Her versatility helps her considerably here as she can front-run or stalk from close range. The latter will probably be the tack here, assuming a clean break. While the price won’t be as tempting as her early line, it should remain fair.

Taking Makin My Move to win at 4-1 or greater and key-boxing multiples with late running Go Go Shoes (6-1) with Rosario, talented Love and Money (4-1) for the profitable team of DeVaux and Gaffalione, adding price shot first-turfer Slot Queen (20-1) bred appropriately on both sides.

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