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GOING GULFSTREAM – FEB 19

Saturday’s feature, the Gulfstream Park Sprint, is the class battle between speed figures and conditioning vs. proven class.

We’re making a somewhat dubious assumption that the major contenders in interested in more than prepping here.

The currently fastest horses are Gatsby (4-1), pole sitting with Javier, and Miles Ahead (7-2) coming off two consecutive and fast scores for white hot Eddie Plesa. Admittedly, we’re a sucker for class.

Back in December, Drain the Clock made his first start here following a summer campaign up north. He was hard pressed to get it done but he did, digging down deep for the narrow victory.

The surmise is that he was not wound tightly for his first start since Saratoga. A more true bill would be his victory and JAN 2, 2021, Race 7. Check out the Going Gulfstream Video on the HRI homepage.

Drain the Clock been working bullets since, returns with spacing that 25% effective for the Saffie Joseph barn, moves outside in a short-field sprint and reunites with winning partner Irad Ortiz Jr.

Taking classy Drain the Clock, who never has lost a sprint in Hallandale, to win with no price restrictions and quinellas with his main rivals above.

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