dietz Posts:242 Followers:1
On 03/28/2014 03:04 PM in General

Horses for Saturday....

Tomorrow is one of the largest purse days of the year with 8 Stakes Races on the Gulfstream Park card including the Florida Derby; $1,000,000 race for 3 year olds. It is considered a major prep for the Kentucky Derby.

I am not going to give you every race, 8 Stakes races is a long and tough chore to figure out and a few of these races I don't really like.

Starting with Race 10. I don't like race like Race 8 at all.

THE ORCHID STAKES.........
When it comes to turf races I really like trainer angles and I am going to take a shot here with a bomb out of the gate.
Chris Clement enters 2 horses in this race, very interesting. Is one a rabbit for the other to close? Antonio Autum is 2-2 this year and 7 of 8 in money life time. Stepping up in class but Clement brings LeParoux in for the grass ride.

Aigue Marine is another Clement entry. Rosario rides for a closing horse who stretches out after closing for 2nd in last stakes race.

Hunter Forward - This is long shot here, but I am looking for pay out value. Trainer is known for Steeplechase horses which are run at 2 1/4 miles. I find it interesting that this horse is placed here. Distance will be no problem for this horse and Solis rides who is no joke on the turf. This could easily be an egg, but coming off the lay off he is well rested and should take to this turf which will be a hard turf, not soft.

Inimitable Romanee had odds of 28-1 (won), 10-1 (won). Wont get those odds Saturday and will be horse to beat odds wise.

BET - I am going with the favorite and Clement horse and my long shot to add value.

Ex. box 9-5-4
Feel free to throw out my 9 horse. reading charts, it is really the 5 horses race to lose, hoping one of my bombs beats it.


Race 11 THE APPLETON STAKES.

This race is going to be great. It will come down to the head bob in my opinion, question is who will it be. SALTO could benefit huge if MR. ONLINE and TETRADRACHM get in a match race for the lead. Costellano hops on board and he has been red hot. He is finishing 60% in the money at this meet.

BET 2-4-6 ex. box. May want to triple box it. If you want odds, FREDERICKSBURG is your horse. EX. Fredericksburg/2,4,6

Race 12 THE SKIP AWAY

Hardest race of the day to handicap. Just impossible, may have to watch the board to see if someone makes a late wager on a horse. Sometimes that is an inside tip on horse that insiders know is ready to run.

Nikki's Sandcastle is a good horse, Stakes winner, but has never won on true dirt. interesting.
MICROMANAGE _ Pletcher/Costellano team that has been red hot, but I can see this horse misfiring.

WAGER - Tread Lightly - All/Micromanage. or Micromanage/ALL

Just a tough race.

Race 13 THE PAN AMERICAN

I really like AMIRA's PRINCE. We have Bill Mott with Rosario on the grass. This horse has won at this distance and I think the pace sets up for this horse to come running. ADMIRAL KITTEN will be favorite and for good reason. have to hope to beat him. JOHA - interesting horse for me. Was continually steadied last race and just burnt by the time it was able to run, it did have a good sprint when cleared, but going up against some pretty tough horses was a non factor.
Maragh takes over for Lezcano and he can ride, especially on the turf. I am using it for odds.

BOX 5-7-8 . I think the 8 is in exotics w triples and supers.

Race 14 FLORIDA DERBY

Great great race. Class of the field is CAIRO PRINCE and should be. 4 career starts, 3 wins, 1 second. Just a very classy horse. Won by 5 lengths here in January under pretty much a hand ride. VERY tough to beat. GENERAL AROD is another 4 career start horse with 2 wins, 2 places, but not the same quality of previous horse. Came in second to WILD CARD red here and if WILD CARD RED and GENREAL AROD get into another speed duel, it sets up perfect for Cairo Prince who will pick up the pieces in the stretch.

Wager. CAIRO PRINCE to WIN!!! hopefully get 9/5 or 2-1.

Should be a good race.
Long shot - (not so long) CONSTITUTION. stepping up in class, but Pletcher is never out of Derby prep race. 2 for 2 but against who? Does like the track though.

dietz Posts:242 Followers:1
03/30/2014 05:03 AM

Race 10. 4 horse was scratched. No wager. , but my other two came last n next to last. Bad call all around.


Race 11. Appleton stakes. Got beat by 5 horse. My picks came in 2nd, 3rd, 4th. Unreal

Race 12. Hit 11/all exacta $45

Race 13 7 horse was scratched. No wager but again other choices did nothing.

Race 14 Cairo prince did not fire in stretch. As predicted Wild Card Red n General Arod were dueling in stretch only this time my not so long shot Costitutuon picks up pieces n wins.

Made some money today , but not whole lot.


Kentucky Derby is coming up soon.

sharpsquare Posts:2189 Followers:5
03/30/2014 10:33 AM


I always seem to miss these threads but i will def keep my eye's out for all of the great Kentucky Derby info. Thanks for posting dietz and congrats on the profitable day , hopefully they keep on coming !