Gulfstream Park Saturday: Lucci GetsTexas Glitter Favoritism

Chris Adams

Races were rained off the turf at Gulfstream Park on Friday. The decision was largely made to save the course for Saturdays Texas Glitter Stakes.

Texas Glitter Analysis

Gulfstream Park Race 9

Post: 5:10 PM ET; Purse: $75,000 Texas Glitter S., 5 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 7

Lucci is the favorite in the feature from Gulfstream Park on Saturday
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  • #6 LUCCI (8-5) has a great shot in the race given the ideal race flow for the horse's running style & the recent competition this one’s been running against.
  • #2 BUENO BUENO (10-1) could have the stamina to come rolling late and create great value in the exotics.
  • #5 HIGH FRONT (5-2) has proven good at the distance, but does draw inside of the favorite and may be more likely to encounter trouble from there.
  • #7 BIG INVASION (2-1) has the speed figures to be good here and does get the advantage of drawing outside of the main competition.

Selections: 6-2-5-7

Saturday Undercard Analysis

Gulfstream Park Race 1

Post: 1:05 PM ET; Purse: $21,000 Maiden Claiming, About 5 Furlongs on All Weather Track; Entries: 8

  • #1 GLORY AND VICTORY (5-1) will likely have the stamina to outlast these in the final jumps of the race. Sometimes these races are wars of attrition
  • #8 SPAN OF CONTROL (6-1) is worth a look here given edges in pace numbers & power rating.
  • #5 INDEED INDEED (12-1) could get a perfect pace scenario today.
  • #4 DANGER RANGER (5-2) merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & record at the distance.

Selections: 1-8-5-4

Gulfstream Park Race 2

Post: 1:33 PM ET; Purse: $21,000 Claiming, 5 1/2 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 6

  • #3 ASK FOR BODE (3-1) is proven as a good bet to at least hit the board under today's distance and surface conditions.
  • #2 TOWN CLASSIC (2-1) looks tough to beat here given the edge in a number of key categories including speed & class.
  • #1 NO COMMISSION (5-2) should be in the right spot early to give this horse a chance to get the job done.
  • #5 ALLEGEDLY PERFECT (7-2) comes out of the Carlos David barn.

Selections: 3-2-1-5

Gulfstream Park Race 3

Post: 2:01 PM ET; Purse: $31,000 Claiming, About 7 1/2 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 10

  • #8 FLY THE W (6-1) should be competitive based on the overall power rating which has it tops in the group.
  • #1 DR. SHANE (5-2) is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & pace numbers.
  • #5 HEZA KITTEN (9-2) is a late runner for Leparoux who can give some really nice ground saving rides in these competitive spots.
  • #6 BORU (4-1) comes into the race signaling a big performance in the near future.

Selections: 8-1-5-6

Gulfstream Park Race 4

Post: 2:31 PM ET; Purse: $32,000 Maiden Claiming, 6 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 7

  • #6 RECKLESS PLACE (5-1) is in with a great chance based on the horse's class & breeding.
  • #2 STARLITE WALKER (2-1) gets Jaramillo in the saddle for David Fawkes who is having a really nice meet.
  • #5 HEY HOMBRE (3-1) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & form.
  • #4 CIANGO (8-1) may be the runner in here with the most room to improve.

Selections: 6-2-5-4

Gulfstream Park Race 5

Post: 3:01 PM ET; Purse: $24,000 Claiming, About 5 Furlongs on All Weather Track; Entries: 10

  • #5 ROYAL WAR (3-1) is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & power rating.
  • #4 DRUM AND DRUMMER (5-2) is worth a look here given edges in race flow & pace numbers.
  • #2 SKY BRIDGE (8-1) is proven as a good bet to at least hit the board under today's distance and surface conditions.
  • #3 PRIDE AND PASSION (8-1) has to be respected based on the connections.

Selections: 5-4-2-3

Gulfstream Park Race 6

Post: 3:35 PM ET; Purse: $43,000 Maiden Optional Claiming, 6 1/2 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 7

  • #3 FROSTED FAITH (7-5) has a great shot in the race given the form & class.
  • #1 JAZLA (9-5) this one is a big of a specialist at this quirky distance.
  • #4 URANIUM (4-1) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & the projected flow of the race.
  • #6 DOUBLE PLAY KING (20-1) has a chance to spice things up underneath though a victory doesn’t seem likely in this spot.

Selections: 3-1-4-6

Gulfstream Park Race 7

Post: 4:06 PM ET; Purse: $75,000 Melody of Colors S., 5 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 12

  • #6 MYSTIC EYES (3-1) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & form.
  • #7 LAST LEAF (15-1) has been running against better coming into this race.
  • #4 ARTOS (10-1) should be competitive based on the overall power rating which has it tops in the group.
  • #5 AMERICAN STARLET (4-1) is trained by Wesley Ward who is known for early speed on the turf.

Selections: 6-7-4-5 (Best Bet: #6 MYSTIC EYES)

Gulfstream Park Race 8

Post: 4:38 PM ET; Purse: $60,000 Maiden Special Weight, 5 1/2 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 7

  • #7 MY CRAZY NEIGHBOR (12-1) is bred to love this spot. Let’s take a shot and back up the brinks truck here.
  • #5 BOURBON READY (7-5) has the best speed figures of the crop thus far.
  • #2 AWAY FROM HOME (5-2) should be in the right spot early to give this horse a chance to get the job done.
  • #4 WIN NO JOKE (30-1) has hit the board at this distance before so might be worth a look underneath.

Selections: 7-5-2-4

Gulfstream Park Race 9

Post: 5:10 PM ET; Purse: $75,000 Texas Glitter S., 5 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 7

  • Texas Glitter Analysis Provided Above.

Selections: 6-2-5-7

Gulfstream Park Race 10

Post: 5:42 PM ET; Purse: $24,000 Claiming, About 1 Mile 70 Yards on All Weather Track; Entries: 10

  • #10 VELOCE (3-1) gets hall of famer Javier Castellano in the saddle. He’s been riding the synthetic surface and teams up with Marty Drexler who is always dangerous around these parts.
  • #5 EXPONENTIAL (7-2) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & form.
  • #3 MACK (6-1) is worth a look here given edges in record at the distance & pace numbers.
  • #8 OCEAN RIDE (6-1) seems like the type you may be able to get close early and say a prayer that he holds on for a piece.

Selections: 10-5-3-8

Gulfstream Park Race 11

Post: 6:14 PM ET; Purse: $60,000 Maiden Special Weight, 1 1/16 Miles on Turf; Entries: 13

  • #12 ROADTRIPTONOWHERE (6-1) looks tough to beat here given the edge in a number of key categories including speed & class. If this one can overcome the post, the price will be a dream
  • #7 DREAM OF A DAY (7-2) looks to have to have kept the best company in the previous starts.
  • #3 HILARIOUS AFFAIR (20-1) gets Edwin Gonzalez and he has been a good bet when he teams up with Mark Casse of late.
  • #8 CELESTIAL CITY (9-2) will likely be coming home late for Shug and Castellano.

Selections: 12-7-3-8

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