On the Horizon – Gulfstream Park – Thursday (March 18, 2021) – John Pinder

Late Pick 5  Sequence:

Race 6 SELECTIONS: 6  –  2

#6 Twice too Many will be making his third career start for trainer Brian Lynch.  One of the few youngsters in this contest with racing experience, he has shown good early pace and his speed figures are right in-line with the pars for these state-bred maiden sprints; Tyler Gaffalione in the irons.   #2 Nureyev’s Dream will be making his debut for trainer Ralph Nicks, who has a good win percentage with 1st time starters.  This well-bred colt is out of a Curlin Sire named Jess’s dream and on the Dam side a mare named Dame Sylvieguilhem, she has produced 6 winners from 8 starters and 3 stakes winners.


Race 7 SELECTIONS: 7  –  3

#7 Odramark is a lightly raced 6 year-old mare that is looking for her third consecutive victory.  She is competing at a similar level today and should be able to use her ‘off the pace’ running style, which can be a rarity in turf sprints, to be a viable win candidate.  Good connections in trainer Kathleen O’Connell and jockey Paco Lopez.  #3 Awsum Roar drops in class for trainer Antonio Sano, after finishing a second in her last attempt going the same distance.  Always giving an honest account of her efforts, this mare has only missed the board three times out of eighteen attempts here at Gulfstream Park; jockey Edgard Zayas stays aboard.


Race 8 SELECTIONS: 6  –  8

#6 Braccio Di Ferro ran a good race last time out when he successfully navigated the mile distance for the first time and finished second after being bumped at the start.  Competing at the same level with the same pilot aboard ,in that of Junior Alvarado, we are looking for this grandson of Tapit to continue to progress.  #8 Khozando exits the same race as our co-selection Braccio Di Ferro in which he was out finished.  Progression is the factor for the include on this 3 year-old colt trained by Victor Barboza Jr.  He continue to show improvement in each race and we would anticipate the same here today.


Race 9 SELECTIONS: 6  –  2

#6 Zap Daddy is a consistent 6 year-old gelding that is good form for trainer Carlos David.  This will be the third start for the barn that acquired him early in year and looks like they have found a good rhythm; Junior Alvarado stays aboard.   #2 Freedom Matters runs first time out for trainer Kelly Breen, who’s runners have been reliable contenders during this Gulfstream Championship meet.  The trainer jockey combination of Kelly Breen and Paco Lopez is close to a  30% win rate for the year.


Race 10 SELECTIONS: 9  –  14*  –  7

#9 Mercy Mercy should an early pace advantage against this level of competition today as this 5 year-old mare drops in class.  Last time out she just missed and should be fresh after a 57 day layoff.    #14 Hurricane Breeze is also eligible runner that is dropping in class for trainer Carlos David.  If this filly makes it into the starting gate she will be in upper tier of runners with regards to early pace, which is essential at this level and distance.  #7 Sylvanella will be making her 3rd start off the layoff for trainer Christophe Clement and also will get some class relief.  Last time out she was contenting for the lead until mid stretch when she seemingly tired and fading; the always steadfast Tyler Gaffalione remains in the saddle.

Let’s Make it Happen !!!

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