Late Pick 5 sequence:
Race 5 SELECTIONS: 7 – 6
#7 Russian to Win gets Lasix for the first time and he now will run for new trainer Juan C. Avila. Claimed at this level last time this well-bred, 3-year-old son of Cairo Prince has the most consistent numbers in a field of claimers that are looking to find their way forward. #6 Spuntacular did not care for the turf in his last outing and that stands out as a poor performance, but if you go back a few races and study his efforts on dirt this colt looked very promising last fall after breaking his maiden. If his dirt form returns, he could be in contention at a decent price.
Race 6 SELECTIONS: 2 – 1
#2 Miss Delicious has been claimed in her last two races and today runs for new trainer Steve Klesaris. At this level and distance she poses a win threat, Javier Castellano will be in the irons. #1 Act Like Artie has a puncher’s chance in a race that could be open if the favorite doesn’t run well. She will be running second off the layoff for trainer Kelly Breen, who has solid numbers statistically with those runners.
Race 7 SELECTIONS: 1 – 6 – 7
#1 Tuwaim is the morning line favorite and deservingly so. This son of Khozan will be making just his third lifetime start but in those two races he posted solid times, most recently he broke his maiden after a 4-month layoff. #6 Aeronaut returns to dirt and gets the riding services of Edwin Gonzalez. Based on those two factors combined, I think that this son of Orb is in with a chance today. #7 Friar Tuck does his best running at Gulfstream Park. Although he is stepping up in class this gelding has posted speed figures and fractions that fit in line with today’s potential winners.
Race 8 SELECTIONS: 7 – 1 – 4
#7 Unprecedented has found a surface and class level that fits like a glove and will look to make it three in a row. #4 Reconfigure will look to avenge a close second place finish after this 10-year-old youngster was just beat by #7 Unprecedented. He likes to run from off the pace and should be in good position to do so here today, jockey Javier Castellano retains the mount. #1 Indy Lyon fits the build for a potential winner based on his ability to be a tactful sprinter. There are some not so good running lines on his resume but they are correlated to when he attempts the route distances.
Race 9 SELECTIONS: 8 – 6 – 2 – 11 – 4
#8 Champagne Lady is a lightly raced 5-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo. She wants to be on or near the front, like a few of her competitors in race 9, but she has shown tenacity and stamina since moving to Shug MGaughey’s barn. #6 Blue Times drops in class after winning on the All-Weather surface last time out. She possesses speed and lots of it, at the distance of today’s contest she has the potential to take them from gate wire. #2 Final Belle will be making her third career start and is second off the layoff for trainer Bill Mott. Last time out was at this same level and she was evenly paced but well placed. She should improve off of that effort, Junior Alvarado will be in the irons. #11 Cider Apple is dropping in class and is returning from a slight layoff for trainer Jeff Mullins. She ships in from the west coast and has shown that she can be tactful; should also appreciate the cutback in distance, Julien Leparoux gets the mounts. #4 High Speed Stef is an interesting include in today’s finale. She is a well-bred daughter of Liam’s map that is stretching out in distance. Her running style indicates that she could appreciate coming from off the pace and there should be plenty of speed early which could help; Javier Castellano rides for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr.
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