On the Horizon – Gulfstream 01.23.2021 – John Pinder

Gulfstream Park Saturday 01.23.21

Late Pick 5 Sequence

Race 8  1½ Mile. (Turf) LaPrvyte-G3 La Prevoyante S. Grade III. Purse $125,000 FILLIES

#1 Always Shopping – Her versatility and affinity for Gulfstream make her an INCLUDE

#2 Sister Hanan – Loves to close and does it well – going 12Furlongs for the 1st time – Interesting INCLUDE

#3 Irony of Reality – Pass.

#4 Aunt Hattie – Pass.

#5 Lovely Lucky – Coming of a long layoff – going 12 Furlongs – Pass.

#6 Cambeliza – Pass.

#7 Heavenly Curlin – Woodbine Shipper that has won 3 in a row on the All weather surface -Timid INCLUDE

#8 Delta’s Kingdom – Numbers a little soft – Pass.

#9 Cap de Creus. Pass

#10 English Affair – Has not done well at the longer distances. Pass

#11 Traipsing- Will attempt to be in the top spot from start to finish.  Pass.

#12 Court Return – Hard Trying closer that did not do well at all against her competition last time out – Pass

SELECTIONS: 1 and 2 and 7

Race 9  7 Furlongs.  InsdInfo-G2 Inside Information S. Grade II. Purse $200,000 FILLIES

#1 Dream Marie – Slower starting filly that needs to find room late in order to be able to get home 1st. Timid Pass.

#2 Cinnabunny – Evenly paced runner that might benefit from the added distance. 2nd time out for Brad Cox – INCLUDE

#3 Bronx Beauty – Hard trying mare that has not fared well at Gulfstream. Pass.

#4 Thissmytime – Good tactical speed – Does well at Gulfstream. INCLUDE

#5 Piedi Bianchi – Pass.

#6 Pacific Gale – Evenly paced runner that might benefit from the added distance. Timid Pass

#7 Sally’s Curlin – Not enough early speed. Pass.

#8 Sound Machine – Solid runner not without a shot but last pace figures are a tad light – Timid Pass.


Race 10   1½ Mile. (Turf) WLMcKnt-G3 W. L. McKnight S. L. MCKNIGHT S.. Grade III. Purse

#1 Doswell -Potential Gate to wire threat. INCLUDE.

#2 Tintoretto – unproven. Pass

#3 Mirinaque – Horse ran really well in Argentina on both surfaces – Came to the U.S. and attempted dirt with not a lot of success – now moving back to turf – Why?– Purse Money !! Have to give PTF credit for this angle -Long Shot – Timid PASS

#4 Temple – Added distance might help this one – Maker is really patient with his horses and gets Irad in the irons. INCLUDE

#5 Sadler’s Joy – Classy 8 year-old who just might be able to find his way back to the winner circle against this group. No Disrespect. Timid INCLUDE

#6 Sir Sahib – Woodbine shipper that likes to come from the clouds, gets a new trainer. Timid Pass

#7 Tide of the Sea – Another horse that will attempt to take this turf route from start to finish.  Has been moderately successful when allowed to take the lead.  Don’t see that being the case with #1 also liking the front position.  Timid Pass.

#8 Sir Anthony – Not enough. Pass

#9 Succeedandsurpass – Seems to be one paced with not a very strong finish. Pass.

#10 Clear Vision. Pass

#11 Channel Cat – 2nd of the layoff for a proven G1 warrior in a field that is slightly lacking definition from my lens.  Timid INCLUDE

SELCECTIONS: 1 and 4 and 5 and 11

Race 11    1 mile & 3/16  (Turf) PWCTfInv-G1 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational S. Grade I.

#1 Next Shares – Pass.

#2 Breaking the Rules – Yet to compete well at the Graded stakes level – Pass.

#3 Storm the Court – Unproven on turf. Pass

#4 North Dakota – Needs a good pace to close into to be most effective . Timid Pass.

#5 Colonel Liam – Lightly raced 4 year old has shown really good numbers since moving to the grass. INCLUDE

#6 Largent – Great tactical speed – Horse for course – INCLUDE

#7 Aquaphobia – Has not shown much in his last three starts. Timid Pass.

#8 Anothertwistafate – Not convinced he is a serious turf horse. Timid Pass.

#9 Cross Border – Has not shown ability to close effectively. Pass

#10 Pixelate. Pass

#11 Say the Word – Runs best coming from way way back – Timid Pass.

#12 Social Paranoia – A little concerned about the distance but talent is unquestioned INCLUDE

SELCECTIONS: 5 and 6 and 12

Race 12  1 mile & 1/ 8th . PWCInvit-G1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. Grade I. Purse

#1 Sleepy Eyes Todd – Does the inside post position force his hand? – Has shown the ability to rate off the speed in his last two races, but I believe that he does his best racing on the front end. Pass

#2 Coastal Defense – Will have to work out trip from the inside. Pass.

#3 Independence Hall – Number are a little light for a for this level. Pass.

#4 Knicks Go – Key to the race. –  The speed that he has has shown the since moving over to the Brad Cox’s barn is a weapon, if used correctly today everyone else is running for the minor awards.  The extra 8th of a mile could be somewhat of an equalizer. Must INLCUDE.

#5 Jesus’ Team – Will be a consequence of the pace. Pass

#6 Kiss Today Goodbye – Pass.

#7 Tax – Only ran three times last year and put up his career best speed figure last month, taking the field gate to wire with moderate fractions.  I don’t see that being the case today. Timid Pass

#8 Harpers First Ride – Has never faced this level of competition but has a running style that could very dangerous.  I could see this horse setting off the speed in the second flight and finishing strong. VALUE play – INCLUDE

#9 Last Judgment – Pass.

#10 Code of Honor – I like many of you have wagered and rooted for Code of Honor throughout his career and been disappointed. Does he have enough early speed that will be required to get up in time? I am hoping that the rider change in Gaffalione, proves to be the difference. INCLUDE.

#11 Mr Freeze – Pass.

#12 Math Wizard – Pass.

SELCECTIONS4 and 8 and 10

I will play a pick 5 ticket with all of the runners from the selections in each race for the base amount.   I will also play a pick 4 ticket in the same manner, excluding Kicks Go in the Pegasus World Cup.   Then repeating the Pick 4 but only using Kicks Go in the Pegasus World Cup, and press that one a couple of times.

Let’s Make it Happen!!!

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