On the Horizon – Gulfstream (Friday) 01.29.2021 – John Pinder

Quick reflection from yesterday:

Once again we got ‘O’ so close to hitting the late Pick 4; going into the last race we had Irad on the favorite.  He attempts to wire the field and Pete Aiello gives his patented “It’s too close to call!”.  In the end, we lose the photo by a neck.  – It’s great to get close, but we are not playing hand grenades or horseshoes; hopefully you are gaining some insight and value from the selections.  Let’s make it happen!!!

Today’s Late Pick 5 Sequence:

Race 6 5 Furlongs. Clm 12500n2L Purse $22,000 (includes $3,000 FHBPA-FOA – FHBPA
Florida Owners Awards) FOR FILLIES AND MARES FOUR YEARS OLD AND UPWARD
WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES.

#1 Queen Abarrio – Pass.

#2 Hold the Applause – Woodbine shipper who drops slightly in class, grinder more so than a sprinter.  Pass.

#3 Takestwotowiggle – Pass.

#4 Gitana – Lots of early speed – 1st of the claim for a small barn that excels with today’s conditions – INCLUDE.

#5 Classy Beast – Hard trying filly that drops back to the level she was claimed at 2nd time out for solid barn. – INCLUDE

#6 Blues Songs – Has shown little going longer – Pass.

#7 Sweetsweetsweet – Hoping that the drop in class will help her speed hold on. Timid INCLUDE

#8 Lady Allyn – Pass.

SELECTIONS: 4 and 5 and 7

Race 7  5  Furlongs. (Turf) Clm 20000n2L Purse $24,000 (includes $3,000 FHBPA-FOA –
FHBPA Florida Owners Awards) FOR FILLIES AND MARES FOUR YEARS OLD AND
UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES.

#1 Centsational – Returns after a year layoff.  Showed talent in her two starts pre 2020 . Barn does well with layoff types. Timid INCLUDE

#2 Zip It Jess – Pass.

#3 Hurricane Breeze – Maker send out this well bred filly after a 3 month layoff and drops in class INCLUDE

#4 La Cara Bonita – Two recent attempts at this level has resulted in two second place finishes. Timid Pass.

#5 Freezer Burn – Pass.

#6 Dream Chasing – 2nd entry for trainer Clement – Zayas is not slough but Saez gets mount of lighter raced horse in #9 – Timid Pass.

#7 Noble Maria – Pass.

#8 Yellen – Pass.

#9 Morning Colors – Christophe Clement trainee that is attempting to sprint for the 1st time. 2nd off the layoff – Timid INCLUDE

SELECTIONS: 1 and 3 and 9

Race 8   1 Mile. Clm 6250 Purse $19,000 (includes $2,000 FHBPA-FOA – FHBPA Florida
Owners Awards) FOR FOUR YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD.

#1 Zonic – Drops in class but his best asset is the ability to close.  If the #7 attempts to wire the field – could give this well bred son of Ghostzapper a change.  INCLUDE

#2 Starship Apollo – Gritty veteran that should appreciate the distance, but 3 races back this 8 year old was in contention but on his left lead.  It could have just been that day, but it gives me just enough pause and concern to Timidly Pass.

#3 Rosas Way – Received a good pace setup last time out. Potential here should the fractions get hot. Long Shot Timid INLCUDE

#4 January Won – was a healthy scratch against stronger level early in the week – should be very competitive in this spot. INCLUDE

#5 Aequor – Pass.

#6 Quasar Moon – Figures are not good enough.  Pass.

#7 Monmouth Dr – Could be a pace setter at best, there are many qualified closers in with a chance.  Pass.

#8 Areyoutalkingtome – Inconsistent Grinder. Pass.

SELECTIONS: 1 and 3 and 4

Race 9  5 Furlongs. (Turf) OC 75000n1x Purse $47,000 (includes $7,000 FHBPA-FOA –
FHBPA Florida Owners Awards) FOR FILLIES THREE YEARS OLD WHICH HAVE
NEVER WON $10,000 ONCE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, STARTER OR
RESTRICTED OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES OR CLAIMING PRICE
$75,000

#1 Danessa Baby – Gave way on the rail last time out.  Draws the rail again.  Pass.

#2 Magical Soul – Started slow last time and came with a good run to close.  INCLUDE

#3 Gambling Cat – First race back from her graded stakes attempt was not good, that was at a mile.  Today she attempts to sprint for the 1st time. Timid Pass.

#4 Flash Town –  Pass.

#5 Can’t Buy Love – Does her best running from mid pack then closes. Moves up from last start. Timid Pass.

#6 Fouzia – Ran evenly after a 4 month layoff last time out.  Had shown lots of early speed prior, with the addition of Blinkers On today – Timid INCLUDE

#7 La Libertee – Constitution bred filly won impressively on debut, back in Aug at Ellis Park. Casse trained Saez Ridden – Timid INCLUDE

SELECTIONS: 2 and 6 and 7

Race 10    6 Furlongs.  Clm 6250n3L Purse $17,000 (includes $2,000 FHBPA-FOA – FHBPA
Florida Owners Awards) FOR FILLIES AND MARES FOUR YEARS OLD AND UPWARD
WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES.

#1 Ms Big Spring – Last two outings at this same level she has come us just short.  Timid INCLUDE.

#2 Abarrio Forever – Was added by a fast past versus slightly tougher when she won 2 back.  Timid Pass.

#3 Trevess – Pass.

#4 Shes One Mad Momma -Pass.

#5 Lailoni – Consistent hard trying mare, who gets a little class relief.  First time out for small barn that is doing well.  INCLUDE

#6 My Little Rose – Runs for a small barn who got a victory two races back against n2L on a wet track.  Pass.

#7 Sammy’s Town -Drops in class, but it’s still difficult to envision this one winning due to her recent form.  Pass.

#8 Wedontbelieveher – Need the lead type who could get brave on the front end, drops in class helps her chances; new barn. INCLUDE

#9 Dubaian – Pass.

#10 Katniss Kan – Pass.

#11 Talkthetalk – Pass.

SELCECTIONS: 1 and 5 and 8

Summary of today’s late Pick 5 selections are as follows:

RACE 6 SELECTIONS: 4 and 5 and /RACE 7 SELECTIONS: 1 and 3 and /  RACE 8 SELECTIONS: 1 and 3 and /  RACE 9 SELECTIONS: 2 and 6 and /   RACE 10 SELCECTIONS: 1 and 5 and 8

 

 

 

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