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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing

GOING GULFSTREAM- AUG 20

Today’s Gulfstream feature is a tricky read. The Sharp Susan Stakes has but six entrants but four have interesting aspects to them.

Gemma’s Curls (9-5) is classy, already stakes placed. She is suited to the surface switch by connections and pedigree, but she’s in with faster foes thus far Wil her shown quality get it done?

Showgirl Lynne B (3-1) withstood a fast pace on debut to break and she’s is in the crafty hands of Bob Hess Jr. Fast Kimmie (7-2) is 1-for-3 lifetime but the lone win were under today’s exact conditions: 5-1/2F on Tapeta track.

But at the end of the day, it’s going to be Jellybean (5-2) who will attract out money, getting it the old fashioned way: There’s something up with this miss.

It’s one thing to race extreme wide in a 4-1/2 furlong dirt debut, losing all chance, and she was expected to show more for winning connections at 4-1, not sixth beaten 14.

Now here she comes five weeks later for her All Weather debut and was made the odds on favorite vs. six rivals like something was up. It was.

She stalked a solid pace and when it continued to heat up she held on and classed it out for the win. To my mind she’s 1-for-1. See what you think of her effort: Gulfstream Park, May 26, Race 1. It was the race Fast Kimmie exited to break debut.

Further, Carlos David put her away for 89 days and brings her back in a stakes spot. Obviously, he wanted a filly for the second, more important part of the season. He’s treating her like a good horse and we’ll gamble on that,

Taking Jellybean to win at 2-1 or greater as her trainer is 27% profitable wit last out maiden breakers, and he reaches out for Edgard Zayas who will take advantage of her outside slip.

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