Play of the Day – February 12th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date February 12, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 2 Overview An above average 16k MCL on the Tapeta with several different ways to go, though no one has the upside of #6 FIVEFINGERDISCOUNT (5-1). Pace It should be honest enough, as more than one here wants to be involved early and often. Trends The Tapeta has tilted more towards outside stalker/closers and the rail has been dead more often than not, so definitely pay attention to how things have been unfolding every race day. Best Bet FIVEFINGERDISCOUNT Number 6 Morning Line (5-1) Best Bet Overview #6 FIVEFINGERDISCOUNT (5-1): Lightly raced runner was on…

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Play of the Day – February 11th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date February 11, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 5 Overview A modest starter-optional-claimer on the turf with several coming off maidens wins that seem vulnerable, and the class in #3 HATARI who seemingly gets all the best of it. Pace There’s more than a few in here who want to be involved early, so it figures to be honest, at the very least. Trends Tactical speed is always preferred on the turf, though it’s not the end-all, be-all if you have the horse. Best Bet HATARI Number 3 Morning Line (7-2) Best Bet Overview #3 HATARI (turf or Tapeta) (7-2): The class is…

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Play of the Day – February 10th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date February 10, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 3 Overview A solid 10k claimer on the Tapeta, with a potentially vulnerable favorite in #2 Lido Key (7-5) and a dangerous class dropper in #5 ON A TOUR (9-2). Pace There should be enough to keep the speed honest, though these Tapeta routes tend to lead to a tight-knit pack. Trends Outside stalker/closers seem to work best routing on the Tapeta, though it hasn’t been an overwhelming pattern either. Best Bet ON A TOUR Number 5 Morning Line (9-2) Best Bet Overview #5 ON A TOUR (9-2): Class dropper was in too tough last…

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Play of the Day – February 9th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date February 09, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 4 Overview A strong 25k starter-allowance with several that have winning chances, though #3 LUDINGTON (4-1) is out for some revenge after a nightmare trip last time. Pace There’s not a lot on paper, and off such a troubled trip last time, it wouldn’t be a shock to see Lanerie put #3 LUDINGTON (4-1) on the lead and make them come catch him. Trends The main track typically plays towards speed, especially going one-turn, where it’s been difficult to make up significant ground. Best Bet LUDINGTON Number 3 Morning Line (4-1) Best Bet Overview #3…

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Play of the Day – February 6th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date February 06, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 8 Overview A solid starter-OC with several different ways to go, though also with a few favorites who are tough to trust and may regress. Pace It looks supersonic, as most of these want to roll early and often, which could set it up for #8 EYE OF THE TEMPLE (10-1). Trends The main track typically plays more towards speed, though will all of it in here, it could easily fall apart late. Best Bet EYE OF THE TEMPLE Number 8 Morning Line (10-1) Best Bet Overview #8 EYE OF THE TEMPLE (10-1): Pace makes…

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Play of the Day – February 5th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date February 05, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 7 Overview A competitive renewal of the G3 Kitten’s Joy for 3yo turfers, though the favorites seem stuck in neutral and may be vulnerable to a rising newcomer like #6 ROYAL SPIRIT (5-1). Pace There doesn’t appear to be much here on paper, so being close, with the ability to kick off the far turn, will be key. Trends The turf has played predominantly to speed, so being tactical at the very least, is preferred. Best Bet ROYAL SPIRIT Number 6 Morning Line (5-1) Best Bet Overview #6 ROYAL SPIRIT (5-1): Tactical sort looked good…

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Play of the Day – February 4th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date February 04, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 3 Overview A modest 25k claimer that doesn’t have too many ways to go. Pace There doesn’t look like there’s much here, which should really help #2 CALCULATED BREEZE (5-2), who set the pace and tired on debut against MSW foes. Trends Speed is never a bad thing on the main track, and the inside has been, as a whole, pretty good as well. Best Bet CALCULATED BREEZE Number 2 Morning Line (5-2) Best Bet Overview #2 CALCULATED BREEZE (5-2): MSW dropper popped and stopped on debut, though he still hung around for 3rd, and…

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Play of the Day – February 3rd 2022

Play of the Day Race Date February 03, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 7 Overview A tough starter-optional claimer on the Tapeta, with several different ways to go and a race that offers up plenty of value Pace It looks borderline suicidal, as several in here want to motor early and often, which means it could fall apart in the lane. Trends The Tapeta still leans towards outside stalker/closers but over the last week the rail has come back around and hasn’t been the liability it was the previous 2-3 weeks. Best Bet OLD TOWN ROAD Number 3 Morning Line (7-2) Best Bet Overview #3 OLD TOWN ROAD…

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Play of the Day – February 2nd 2022

Play of the Day Race Date February 02, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 6 Overview A strong 16k claimer on the Tapeta with several who have the credentials to win this, including a trio of class droppers. Pace It looks basically non-existent, so expect a bunched pack and a frantic sprint to the line late. Trends The Tapeta still leans towards outside stalker/closers but over the last week the rail has come back around and hasn’t been the liability it was the previous 2-3 weeks. Best Bet MIDNIGHT BELLA Number 3 Morning Line (6-1) Best Bet Overview #3 MIDNIGHT BELLA (6-1): Stiff class dropper was simply in too…

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Play of the Day – January 30th 2022

Play of the Day Race Date January 30, 2022 Track Gulfstream Park Race 9 Overview A strong 20k starter on the Tapeta, though #3 CUY (5-2) would be tough if he runs back to his last two here. Pace It looks honest enough, as more than a few want to be in front, which should only help #3 CUY (5-2). Trends The Tapeta seems to have evened out over the past few days, especially the rail, which was not the place to be for about two weeks but seems ore than fine of late. Best Bet CUY Number 3 Morning Line (5-2) Best Bet Overview #3 CUY (5-2):…

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