Gulfstream Park Saturday: Fountain of Youth Highlights Massive Card

Chris Adams

Nine of the 13 races from Gulfstream Park on Saturday will be stakes races. Perhaps none more fascinating to racing fans than the Fountain of Youth.

Fountain of Youth

Derby Prep

One of the things handicappers are always trying to decipher is how productive each Derby prep will be toward determining this year’s winner. Using past data, handicappers can see that this prep has had mixed results.

The last Kentucky Derby winner to win the Fountain of Youth was Orb (2013). Other recent in the money finishes include Ice Box (2010), Good Magic (2018), and Honor Code (2019).

2022 Analysis

Gulfstream Park Race 12

Post: 5:42 PM ET; Purse: $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth S., 1 1/16 Miles on Dirt; Entries: 13

Emmanuel among possible favorites in the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park.
Emmanuel will be well backed in the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park.
  • #10 GIANT GAME could be the improving type and I like this one who will likely be at a bit of a price.
  • #9 HIGH OAK has run extremely well against some top fields and could get the right setup.
  • #2 SIMPLIFICATION will likely be the favorite now with Mo Donegal scratching due to a fever. While I like this runner, I’m not thrilled with the price.
  • #5 DEAN DELIVERS could be in a good spot to get the right run of the race.

Selections: 10-9-2-5

Saturday Undercard Analysis

Gulfstream Park Race 1

Post: 12:10 PM ET; Purse: $54,000 Allowance Optional Claiming, 7 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 12

  • #12 YOU'RE KILLIN ME is in with a great chance based on the horse's connections & power rating.
  • #4 TWICE TOO MANY should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & form.
  • #9 FRIENDLY FELLA wouldn't be a huge surprise in the winner's circle.
  • #5 TIGER is worth a look here given edges in race flow & pace numbers.

Selections: 12-4-9-5

Gulfstream Park Race 2

Post: 12:40 PM ET; Purse: $60,000 Maiden Special Weight, 7 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 15

  • #6 VETERANS HIGHWAY has a great shot in the race given the form & class.
  • #1 SIGNAL FROM NOISE could work out a great trip from the inside post in this race.
  • #14 SIEMPRE ELEGANTE should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & connections.
  • #12 BLINI should be competitive based on the overall power rating which has it tops in the group.

Selections: 6-1-14-12

Gulfstream Park Race 3

Post: 1:10 PM ET; Purse: $150,000 Canadian Turf S., 1 1/16 Miles on Turf; Entries: 7

  • #6 CLEAR VISION is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & form.
  • #2 NEVER SURPRISED looks good in here. This one should have the stamina to make the most of the late kick. This one also has the top power rating in the group.
  • #3 ENGLISH BEE should be able to work out a ground saving trip
  • #7 MOUILLAGE is worth a look here given edges in connections & record at the distance.

Selections: 6-2-3-7

Gulfstream Park Race 4

Post: 1:40 PM ET; Purse: $60,000 Maiden Special Weight, 7 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 16

  • #10 POSITIVE REVIEW is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including stamina & power rating.
  • #14 STAY RESTLESS should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & form.
  • #1 PARTICULAR is worth a look here given edges in class & pace numbers.
  • #13 MACKILLOP would be a much better bet if it were further in, but I think this one has some talent.

Selections: 10-14-1-13

Gulfstream Park Race 5

Post: 2:10 PM ET; Purse: $150,000 The Very One S., 1 3/8 Miles on Turf; Entries: 9

  • #8 BEAUTIFUL LOVER looks formidable in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & form.
  • #5 VIRGINIA JOY is worth a look here given edges in connections & power rating.
  • #9 SORREL will have to work out a trip but is certainly talented enough to compete with these.
  • #6 MEZCAL could get a perfect pace scenario today.

Selections: 8-5-9-6

Gulfstream Park Race 6

Post: 2:40 PM ET; Purse: $200,000 Davona Dale S. presented by FanDuel, 1 Mile on Dirt; Entries: 7

  • #3 GIRL WITH A DREAM has a great shot in the race given the the connections and superior class.
  • #4 OUTFOXED should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & pace numbers.
  • #2 CLASSY EDITION should be competitive based on the overall power rating which has it tops in the group.
  • #1 KATHLEEN O. will likely have the stamina to outlast these in the final jumps of the race.

Selections: 3-4-2-1

Gulfstream Park Race 7

Post: 3:10 PM ET; Purse: $125,000 Palm Beach S., 1 Mile on Turf; Entries: 9

  • #6 ROYAL SPIRIT has a great shot in the race given the speed & class.
  • #2 COINAGE should be competitive based on the overall power rating which has it tops in the group.
  • #1 CREDIBILITY should be in the right spot early to give this horse a chance to get the job done.
  • #9 RED DANGER shouldn’t have an issue getting the mile distance.

Selections: 6-2-1-9

Gulfstream Park Race 8

Post: 3:40 PM ET; Purse: $62,000 Allowance Optional Claiming, 1 Mile on Dirt; Entries: 10

  • #1 LIAM is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & power rating.
  • #7 STAGE RAIDER has showed flashes of brilliance and if that version shows up, I give this one a shot in a salty field.
  • #10 SOUP AND SANDWICH is a major player based on speed figures.
  • #3 CHOCOLATE BAR is worth a look here given edges in class & record at the distance.

Selections: 1-7-10-3

Gulfstream Park Race 9

Post: 4:10 PM ET; Purse: $150,000 Honey Fox S., 1 Mile on Turf; Entries: 11

  • #3 JOUSTER merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & stamina.
  • #7 ALMS looks to have to have kept the best company in the previous starts.
  • #10 KATAMA MOONLIGHT should find the mile to be the right distance to run the best race.
  • #2 SUGAR FIX should be in the right spot early to give this horse a chance to get the job done.

Selections: 3-7-10-2

Gulfstream Park Race 10

Post: 4:40 PM ET; Purse: $200,000 WinStar Gulfstream Park Mile S., 1 Mile on Dirt; Entries: 9

  • #3 SPEAKER'S CORNER is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & form.
  • #6 NY TRAFFIC merits consideration in this spot given edges in stamina & connections.
  • #4 FEARLESS is worth a look here given edges in class & power rating. At times this one was thought to be elite, maybe it can get back to that.
  • #7 ENDORSED could get a perfect pace scenario today and is the hard knocking type that could gut it out to the wire.

Selections: 3-6-4-7

Gulfstream Park Race 11

Post: 5:10 PM ET; Purse: $200,000 Mac Diarmida S., 1 3/8 Miles on Turf; Entries: 11

  • #1 ABAAN is in with a great chance based on the horse's record at the distance & power rating.
  • #10 SHAMROCKET merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & race flow.
  • #8 TEMPLE always seems to run really solid races and be in the mix.
  • #7 FANTASIOSO is worth a look here given edges in class & form.

Selections: 1-10-8-7

Gulfstream Park Race 12

Post: 5:42 PM ET; Purse: $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth S., 1 1/16 Miles on Dirt; Entries: 13

  • Fountain of Youth Stakes analysis provided above.

Selections: 10-9-2-5

Gulfstream Park Race 13

Post: 6:12 PM ET; Purse: $125,000 Herecomesthebride S., 1 Mile on Turf; Entries: 13

  • #8 OPALINA should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & pace numbers.
  • #2 MISCHIEVOUS KISS is worth a look here given edges in race flow & power rating.
  • #12 LIA MARINA should be in the right spot early to give this horse a chance to get the job done. The Gulfstream turf can be unusually speed friendly.
  • #5 BESIDE HERSELF is in with a punchers chance here.

Selections: 8-2-12-5

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