Play of the Day – April 9th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date April 09, 2022 Track Keeneland Race 9 Overview A top-heavy renewal of the (newly minted) G1Blue Grass, as the favorites look to be the goods, and there are several longshots who are easy to toss. Pace There’s cheap speed down inside with #2 Fenwick (20-1), but regardless, #6 EMMANUEL (9-2) could be loose, or pressing that overmatched rival, which either way gets him first run on the favorites entering the far turn. Trends N/A Best Bet EMMANUEL Number 6 Morning Line (9-2) Best Bet Overview #6 EMMANUEL (9-2): GP invader was asked a lot in the G2 FOY, when he tried stakes…

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Play of the Day – April 8th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date April 08, 2022 Track Keeneland Race 4 Overview A strong AOC for 3yo fillies going two turns that has several different winning possibilities, though few have the upside of #9 SKRATCH KAT (4-1). Pace It looks like it should be very honest, as several entered want to be involved early, including the comebacking #10 Park On the Nile (7-2), who wired on debut and will have to go from this poor draw. Trends N/A Best Bet SKRATCH KAT Number 9 Morning Line (4-1) Best Bet Overview #9 SKRATCH KAT (4-1): Well-regarded filly has been bet hard in both starts and looked good…

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Play of the Day – April 3rd 2022

Play of the Day Race Date April 03, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 5 Overview A modest starter/optional-claimer on turf filled with Tapeta horses, and very few who have run well on turf. Pace There’s not a lot here, which should flatter #5 TETRAGRAMMATON (6-1): who wired last time and will be on or just off the early pace. Trends You want to be close on the turf, as horses coming from far back just don’t get there that often. Best Bet TETRAGRAMMATON Number 5 Morning Line (6-1) Best Bet Overview #5 TETRAGRAMMATON (6-1) (turf only): One of the few in here with good turf form, and she…

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Play of the Day – March 31st 2022

Play of the Day Race Date March 31, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 6 Overview A strong starter-optional-claimer on the Tapeta with several horses that enter in-form and with winning credentials. Pace There’s very little here, save the cheap speed of #5 Eye On the Candy (5-1), which means #7 CASHIER CHECK (3-1), who might be the best horse anyway, should have a dream trip stalking just off the pace from the outside. Trends The Tapeta routes have played relatively fairly, though outside stalkers might have a slight edge. Best Bet CASHIER CHECK Number 7 Morning Line (3-1) Best Bet Overview #7 CASHIER CHECK (3-1): Tactical sort has…

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Play of the Day – March 27th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date March 27, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 3 Overview A solid 35k claimer for 3yos with several different ways you can go. Pace It looks hot and contested, as several want to be involved early, which means the cutback for #7 PURE SPEIGHT (5-1) should put him in the right spot. Trends Horses aren’t coming from too far out of it on the Tapeta, especially sprinting, so you need to be close early. Best Bet PURE SPEIGHT Number 7 Morning Line (5-1) Best Bet Overview #7 PURE SPEIGHT (5-1): Versatile sort wired on the Tapeta three-back but won’t make the front here,…

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Play of the Day – March 26th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date March 26, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 7 Overview An extremely deep running of the Melody of Colors for 3yo fillies sprinting on the turf, with several different ways to go, in what looks like a key race in the making. Pace It’s a turf sprint, and a full field, so there will be plenty here, which means having a tactical gear will come in handy. Trends You need to be close on the turf, as horses just don’t come from behind and make up a lot of ground. Best Bet COMEDIC Number 9 Morning Line (9-2) Best Bet Overview #9 COMEDIC…

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Louisiana Derby Stakes Preview

Happy Louisiana Derby Day! This is the big day at Fair Grounds with eight stakes races including four Grade IIs. The Louisiana Derby is the feature race, and it awards 100-40-20-10 points for entry into the Kentucky Derby. The card also includes one of the major Kentucky Oaks preps, The Fair Grounds Oaks. “Laissez le bon temps rouler!” Race 11 – The Fair Grounds Oaks – Grade II One Mile and One Sixteenth on the Dirt for Three Year Old Fillies March 26th 2022 Three of the six entrants from the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies race meet here again – with Champion two year filly Echo Zulu…
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Play of the Day – March 25th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date March 25, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 6 Overview A deep and competitive 40k starter on turf, with several different ways to go. Pace There’s not a lot here, which means #1 ACT LIKE ARTIE (6-1) could either be loose and controlling, or right there attending a soft pace. Trends You need to be close on the turf, as horses just don’t come from behind and make up a lot of ground. Best Bet ACT LIKE ARTIE Number 1 Morning Line (6-1) Best Bet Overview #1 ACT LIKE ARTIE (6-1) (turf only): Potential Lone F has solid turf form and now gets…

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Play of the Day – March 24th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date March 24, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 8 Overview A very tough Florida-bred N1X that could many different ways. Pace There’s actually not a lot here on paper, which should help #3 DUE VINI (9-2), who wired on debut and is drawn outside the speed of #2 Calculated Breeze (6-1). Trends Speed kills, especially sprinting on this main track, as coming from far behind isn’t the ideal way to win. Best Bet DUE VINI Number 3 Morning Line (9-2) Best Bet Overview #3 DUE VINI (9-2): Mth debut winner wired last June and hasn’t been out since a G3 no-show at the…

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Play of the Day – March 23rd 2022

Play of the Day Race Date March 23, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 3 Overview A solid MCL on turf with several in with chances, though #4 HARDSPUN WOMAN (7-2) should love the class drop. Pace There should be some heat in here, as a few of the proven runners want to be close early, plus Ward has a first (#6) with the aggressive Jaramillo named. Trends Tactical speed, at the very least, is preferred over the turf, especially if it’s firm. Best Bet HARDSPUN WOMAN Number 4 Morning Line (7-2) Best Bet Overview #4 HARDSPUN WOMAN (7-2): MSW dropper had no flow help last time but will…

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