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GOING GULFSTREAM-JUL 7

By any measure when it comes to speed, XY Speed (4-5) is a layover. Not only is he the fastest horse–by a lot-but he’s12-for25 on this course and 6-for-13 at the trip.

But it’s Abrir Caminos (8-1) that’s a lot more interesting.

A South American import who was well regarded in his first local start, he was a good second in his state-side debut now makes his third start here, a profitable LAY-3 angle for Amador Sanchez.

He gets 10 pounds from the favorite and is better drawn, considering that ‘XY’ breaks from the pole. Yes, inside is an advantage but the rail slot is a double-edged sword.

Drayden Van Dyke has made his mark since shipping to South Florida and is riding in top form at the moment. Thinking is you’ll do well to get half the early line quote.

Taking Abrir Caminos to win and boxing him in the exacta with the fave.

If for some reason this race is rescheduled to Tapeta Track, Mooncapture (20-1) and Hilarious Affair (15-1) are worth a play at anything close to those odds.

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