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Clearly, Big Martini (8-5) rates to be the big favorite in the sixth race Friday feature at Gulfstream.

Proven fastest among today’s optional allowance, he’s progressing for Rohan Crichton and Emisael Jaramillo who continue doing good work together on a consistent basis.

But that present an opportunity to look for value elsewhere and Commandant (10-1) fits that bill in his 3YO debut. The Braddy-trained colt raced on an diet of stakes at two now returns in a more suitable spot.

Further, he returns with first-Lasix as juveniles were not permitted to race with the diuretic at 2, Edgar Zayas takes the call on what should be an improved effort based on newly gained maturity and his outer draw should suit his style.

Taking Commandant to win at 6-1 or greater and boxing exacta with the favorite and Boris (8-1), exiting a key race producing two next out winners and also getting first-Lasix.

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