Gulfstream Park: Sunshine Turf Saturday January 22, 2022

Chris Adams

Gulfstream Park will run two major stakes races on Saturday’s card. The Sunshine Turf and the Sunshine Filly and Mare Turf will be featured.

Stakes Analysis

Gulfstream Park Race 4-Sunshine Turf Stakes

Shamrocket favored in the Sunshine Turf at Gulfstream Park
Shamrocket (#2) is favored in the Gulfstream Park Sunshine Turf

Post: 1:27 PM ET; Purse: $75,000 Sunshine Turf S., 1 1/8 Miles on Turf; Entries: 7

#2 SHAMROCKET (7-5) is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & form. #6 MAX K. O. (7-2) is in with a great chance based on the horse's connections & power rating. #4 LURE HIM IN (4-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in stamina & pace numbers. #5 STIRLING DRIVE (12-1) is an interesting price player in this spot.

Selections: 2-6-4-5 (Best Bet: #2 SHAMROCKET)

Gulfstream Park Race 10-Sunshine Filly and Mare Turf Stakes

Sugarfix is favored in Gulfstream’s Sunshine Filly and Mare Turf
Sugarfix is favored in Gulfstream’s Sunshine Filly and Mare Turf

Post: 4:42 PM ET; Purse: $75,000 Sunshine Filly and Mare Turf S., 1 Mile on Turf; Entries: 7

#7 SUGAR FIX (8-5) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & power rating. #2 SISTER OTOOLE (5-2) is in with a great chance based on the horse's class & pace numbers. #4 KELSEY'S CROSS (4-1) comes in amid solid recent form. #3 KEY BISCAYNE (8-1) will likely be forgotten about on the board and could put up a huge performance to at least hit the board.

Selections: 7-2-4-3

Saturday Analysis

Gulfstream Park Race 1

Post: 12:00 PM ET; Purse: $23,000 Maiden Claiming, About 1 Mile 70 Yards on All Weather Track; Entries: 14

#3 CLASSIC FILM (7-2) could get a perfect pace scenario today. #11 PAPA CHARLES (10-1) looks like a steal in this spot given edges in speed & record at the distance. #1 DAKOTA BOY (20-1) is another who has run ok so far in the career and against this group, nothing would surprise me. #8 SAVAGE SAILOR (3-1) is in with a great chance based on the horse's foundation gained in previous starts.

Selections: 3-11-1-8

Gulfstream Park Race 2

Post: 12:29 PM ET; Purse: $25,000 Maiden Claiming, About 5 Furlongs on All Weather Track; Entries: 8

#4 AWESOME FAMILY (6-5) has the best breeding in the group and goes out for a solid barn. The question is can you stomach taking a short price in this type of field. #7 MIDNIGHT TEQUILA (6-1) is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & pace numbers. #6 ADMIRAL TRUFFLES (9-2) is proven as a good bet to at least hit the board under today's distance and surface conditions in the young career. #5 MINDSHIP Q (5-1) is a major player based on speed figures alone.

Selections: 4-7-6-5

Gulfstream Park Race 3

Post: 12:58 PM ET; Purse: $34,000 Claiming, About 1 1/16 Miles on All Weather Track; Entries: 6

#4 MORNING COLORS (4-1) comes into the race signaling a big performance in the near future. #6 APPOINTED (3-1) is with a great chance based on the horse's race flow & power rating. #3 LIDO KEY (2-1) should be competitive today based on the horse's stamina & connections. #2 STARSHIP MALLOMAR (6-1) is a major player based on speed figures.

Selections: 4-6-3-2

Gulfstream Park Race 4

Post: 1:27 PM ET; Purse: $75,000 Sunshine Turf S., 1 1/8 Miles on Turf; Entries: 7

Stakes analysis provided above.

Selections: 2-6-4-5

Gulfstream Park Race 5

Post: 1:57 PM ET; Purse: $19,000 Claiming, 6 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 8

#4 FREEZER BURN (4-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & power rating. #1 IDEAL BREEZE (2-1) is a major player in today's race. The horse enters in great form and that often signals that the best is yet to come. #5 YOU'RE THE BEST (7-2) is worth a look here given edges in connections & pace numbers. #3 WELL SHES HANDSOME (9-2) makes some sense as well here.

Selections: 4-1-5-3

Gulfstream Park Race 6

Post: 2:31 PM ET; Purse: $43,000 Maiden Optional Claiming, 6 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 8

#8 FOLKLAW (5-2) is in with a great chance based on the horse's connections & pedigree. #3 TAG HER (10-1) is interesting at the 10-1 morning line price. Gulfstream morning lines tend to be pretty consistent so I would imagine we’ll get something close to that. #1 ONE IDENTITY (7-2) wouldn't be a huge surprise in the winner's circle. #6 WILDCAT STAR (10-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & form.

Selections: 8-3-1-6

Gulfstream Park Race 7

Post: 3:05 PM ET; Purse: $61,000 Allowance Optional Claiming, About 7 1/2 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 8

#5 GINGRICH (3-1) is in with a great chance based on the horse's class & pace numbers. #6 CREDIBILITY (5-2) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & connections. #3 WICKED FAST (12-1) wouldn't be a huge surprise in the winner's circle. #7 WAKE SURF (6-1) is with a great chance based on the horse's record at the distance & power rating.

Selections: 5-6-3-7

Gulfstream Park Race 8

Post: 3:37 PM ET; Purse: $60,000 Maiden Special Weight, 1 1/16 Miles on Dirt; Entries: 10

#4 AGRAFFE (8-1) should be competitive based on the bloodlines which has it tops in the group. At the current price this one would be a great way to get some value in horizontals. #3 RITA MARGA (5-1) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & pace numbers. #9 LIAM'S KISS (4-1) has to be respected based on the connections. #6 MITIGATION (7-2) looks to have to have kept the best company in the previous starts.

Selections: 4-3-9-6

Gulfstream Park Race 9

Post: 4:11 PM ET; Purse: $24,000 Claiming, About 1 Mile 70 Yards on All Weather Track; Entries: 12

#10 BIG BLUE (3-1) is a major player based on speed figures. #9 SWEENEY'S CAT (6-1) is worth a look here given edges in race flow & pace numbers. #8 IMPRESSIVE SPEED (8-1) is worth a look here given the connections & recent form. #12 ANOTHER DUKE (7-2) has the best class numbers & top power rating.

Selections: 10-9-8-12

Gulfstream Park Race 10

Post: 4:42 PM ET; Purse: $75,000 Sunshine Filly and Mare Turf S., 1 Mile on Turf; Entries: 7

Stakes analysis provided above.

Selections: 7-2-4-3

Gulfstream Park Race 11

Post: 5:14 PM ET; Purse: $35,000 Maiden Claiming, About 1 Mile 70 Yards on All Weather Track; Entries: 12

#7 BELOVED WARRIOR (7-2) should be competitive based the pedigree which is best in the group. #6 FISHING FOR FUN (3-1) should be competitive today based on the horse's speed & form. #12 CATATUMBO (6-1) is a major player in today's race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & pace numbers. #5 MILLENNIUM CONDO (5-1) is worth a look here given edges in connections & record at the distance.

Selections: 7-6-12-5

Betting News Coverage

Along with the Saturday action from Gulfstream Park, Derby prep season heats back up on Saturday with the running of the Lecomte at the Fair Grounds. The race will award Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner. For a full analysis of the races on Lecomte day, check back to Betting News on Friday evening.

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