On the Horizon – Gulfstream Park – Friday(January 07, 2022) – John Pinder

Early Pick 5 sequence:

Race 1 SELECTIONS:   7 – 2 – 3

#7 I’ll Figure It Out is hoping that the substantial drop in class will help him do just that.  Purchased for $172K at the Spring OBS sale last year, this 3-year-old gelding was campaigned in much tougher races and showed speed in certain sections of his races; today he also is getting Lasix for the first time.  #3 Tapaterm missed the break last time out at this same level.  He finished the race with some interest and could be a part of the finish this time if he can get out of the gate on even terms with the competition.
#3 Lagerfeldt is making his first appearance at the races, for trainer Ronald Spatz, who is very capable with first time starters debuting at the maiden claiming level. The Lagerfeldt’s Dam has produced 2 winners from 3 starters.

Race 2 SELECTIONS:    6 – 4

#6 Zip Line to Heaven has been competitive at higher levels but can be a winner at today’s level of claiming $20K.  He has good speed early and is trained by Micheal Tombetta, who is one of the top trainers on the All Weather surface.  #4 Loyal Louie has not run a bad race in a long time, but he hast not won one either.  Drops in class today and could work out a good trip with patient riding Javier Castellano at the helm.

Race 3 SELECTIONS:   3 – 8

#3 Partner’s Hope ships in from New York for trainer Danny Gargan.  Gargan’s stats with layoff shippers is a solid 24% and this colt looks to be ready to add to that total. Signs point to go based on a bullet in his last workout.  #8 Julius the Great is returning to the synthetic surface and distance of 5F where he earned his top lifetime speed figure.  Trainer – Jockey combination of Juan Avila and Junior Alvarado have been a good team for the meet so far.

Race 4 SELECTIONS:   2 – 6 – 7

#2 Klugman is a well-bred first-time starter Sired by Practical Joke.  Practical Joke’s progeny are doing very well and Klugman’s dam has 4 winners for 4 starters.  Workout time are always on the faster side at Gulfstream, but this horse ran 4F in 47.2   #6 Stone Age is also a first-time starter with promise.  Sired by Neolithic, who is 36% with first time starters, and Stone Age’s Dam has produced 2 winners from 2 starters.  #7 Mischievous Guy will be making his third overall start, second for trainer Saul Matos.  Last time out he led into the turn going 6.5F and was unable to sustain.  Today’s contest is at 5.5

Race 5 SELECTIONS: 4 – 3 – 7

#4 Bird Wildcat won last time out versus maiden optional claiming going 6F on the dirt.  He will be stretching out today but has the pressing running style that does well at Gulfstream, he also gets Lasix for the first time.  #3 Souper Legacy ran in the Grade 1 Summer Stakes up at Woodbine after breaking his maiden and that proved to be too much too fast.  Following that race he ran in a non-graded stakes and did not fire at all.  All that to say although he has not run particularly well, he has a good foundation of tough races and a trainer in Mark Casse that should make him a contender in this spot.  #7 Hey Porter is an off the pace type that has run okay races finishing in the exotics but not threatening for the win.  Today he gets Lasix for the first time and is third off the layoff for trainer Jorge Delgado.

Let’s Make it Happen!!!

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