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GOING GULFSTREAM – JAN 23

Hopefully, the the Gulfstream turf course has dried sufficiently so that today’s ninth race remains on the turf, unlike yesterday.

There is absolutely no knocking favorite Igloo (3-1), who might have been best, but settled for place owing to a roughed start in her GP and turf debut. Considering Jonathan Thomas is 29% second off the layup adds to the appeal.

But that doesn’t mean we’ll automatically settle there, not with the 10-1 early line quote on Wicked Workout, shipping in for Jeremiah Englehart, a 25% proposition.

Coming from far off the early pace, she broke maiden on debut at Laurel Park going 5-1/2 on grass despite a slow start and wide rally into the lane, then showed improved early speed, made the lead at headstretch but settled for place in a game effort.

The switch to Emisael Jaramillo just might be the cure for her slow start antics. At a price we’ll pay to find out. Before you play, check out her debut win for yourself: Laurel Park, OCT 17, Race 1.

Taking Wicked Workout to win at 8-1 or greater and quinellas with Igloo and price shot Wow (30-1).

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