Today’s card lacks appeal in the overall for us, so we are taking what is offered, a runner that looks like a free pass to the late Pick 5. Single Uptown Lights (7-5) or bust.
Not blaming bettors who will reject the price for a horse coming off an extended layup, but there are reasons to forgive ignoring the wise-guy lament.
First, it’s please who left the three-year-old chestnut behind for a recent. He wanted another run on Tapeta track, a surface over which he made a promising debut on October, making a strong late surge after figuring his job out.
Decide for yourself: Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park, OCT 1, Race 5.
Recent workouts at deep-ish Palm Beach Downs indicates that the barn is sharpening his speed. Further, he gets Lasix which was denied him as a two-year-old of 2021 and naming a New York veteran, the transplanted Junior Alvarado is another sign of intent.
And, further, if he’s not fully cranked, this 5-1/2 furlongs will sharpen him up for something more meaningful down the road. By Speightstown, this is one of the things this chestnut was meant to do.,
We’re taking Uptown Lights to win, no price restrictions, and a cold exacta over the hot Eddie Plesa’s trainee Such Is Life (7-2), with synth ace Emisael Jaramillo in the boot.