On the Horizon – Gulfstream Park – Thursday (March 11, 2021) – John Pinder

Late Pick 4  Sequence

Race 7: SELECTION: 5  –  4

#5 Morocco is a 7 year-old gelding who is in top form for top turf trainer Michael Maker.  He has won his last two races both at a similar class level and distance as today’s race; and retains the riding services of Paco Lopez.  #4 Galleon Mast past performance running lines are not so good looking at first glance, but there could be some underlying value here; if you can get value with the meets leading jockey aboard.  This 8 year-old gelding has most-recently been competing against non-graded stakes company and not winning, but also not being embarrassed.; second off the layoff and getting some class relief could pay benefits for this David Fawkes trainee.


Race 8: SELECTION: 6

#6 Prevalence makes his highly anticipated return to the races in this Thursday afternoon optional claiming event going one mile.  On debut this well bred son of Medaglia d’Oro, who is also triple crown nominated, won like veteran professional receiving a very good speed figure.  Trained by Brendan Walsh and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, all eyes will be on this colt to see how he handles the added distance.  And what could be possibly next, a major derby prep!


Race 9: SELECTIONS: 3  –  5

#3 Little Bit Good has the best late pace figures for the group and has a tactical running style that helps to setup her late close.  Running for a solid barn in that of Ronald Spatz, all we need is a good trip and we could have a win contender on our hands.  How about jockey Irad Ortiz? Yeah he is capable of doing that.  #5 Omnia has the opposite running style from our other selection, as this 4 year-old daughter of Munnings is best when she leads from the front.  In the envisioned pace scenario, she goes to the front and plays catch me if you can.


Race 10: SELECTIONS: 10  –  4  –  6  –  11

#10 Future Victory runs for top trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Irad Ortiz.  Irad had 5 victories yesterday from 8 mounts, amazing!  That combination alone makes this colt dangerous, but there are a few additional factors that help his chances: He is very well bred, drops in class, and is cutting back in distance.  #4 Eamonn lost by a nose going a similar distance last time out and was claimed.  Today his new trainer places him at a higher level, a sign of confidence, and is adding blinkers.  Jockey Junior Alvardo will be in the irons. #6 Indoctrinate race today will be second off the layoff for trainer Mark Casse, who has a solid 17% win percentage with that factor.  In his return race a month ago he was very competitive, pressing the pace before tiring at a similar distance and class level.  The anticipation of him running better after that outing makes him a solid include for this race.  #11 Lumberjack has the look of those longshots that finish up a sequence and you think “why didn’t I include this horse?”  Two races back he ran at this level and lost by less than one length.  After that he stepped up into straight maiden company, where he attempted to lead from the front going a longer distance and tired.  Miguel Vasquez is not the top jock based on win percentages, but the gentleman CAN ride, hopefully he can get this one home at a price.

Let’s Make it Happen !!!

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