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GOING GULFSTREAM – FEB 18

One of the more desirable scenarios when backing a runner trained by Jorge Abreu is taking his runners first time off the claim., winning at a near 20% rate.

Check out the maiden win Wicked Fast’s (9-2) run at Belmont Park, NOV 6, Race 10.

Gelded 3-year-old returns fresh after shipping south to join Abreau’s main Florida division. He’s had a steady series of eight works since his second start, running well in both lifetime appearances.

In both cases, he demonstrated that he likes his job and doesn’t back down from a fight. Tactically, he has the right style to handle today’s dynamics, is well posted, and attracts Irad Ortiz, the hottest rider in Hallandale.

In addition to gameness, he owns laudable versatility winning from off the pace after breaking from post 11 of 12 and just missed in his debut after battling near the pace throughout.

First-Lasix should hurt his chances any here. Taking figure-forward Wicked Fast to win at 3-1 or greater and keying quinellas with Sun Viking (8-1) and Steel City Dude (5-2).

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