On the Horizon – Gulfstream Park – Thursday(February 16, 2023) – John Pinder

Late Pick 5 sequence:

Race 5 SELECTIONS:   4  –  8  –  9

#4 Galileo’s Jewel will be making her second career start and returning from a three month layoff for trainer Anthony Dutrow.  She is a very well-bred turf filly and should improve off an ‘okay’ debut, gets Lasix for the first time.  #8 Grace Darling is a pedigree rich filly who will be making her first start in the U.S. for trainer Brian Lynch.  Has been training stateside for two months and her workout tab looks impressive.  #9 Kayleigh’s Pride has good early speed and should move forward off the layoff, gets Lasix for the first time.

Race 6 SELECTIONS:   2  –  3

#2 C My Meister drops in class and gets the services of Irad Ortiz today, but overall I believe that the inside draw and his ability to run fast early should benefit him the most.  #3 Garmento has shown various running styles but this slightly raced four-year-old son of Empire Maker can run he just needs to put it all together.  Today he is dropping in class and gets Tyler Gaffalione in the irons.

Race 7 SELECTIONS:    6  –  8

#6 Economic Hangover runs back to the same level as last time when she was beaten by less than two lengths.  Today she should have a moderate pace to run at and be able to pass them all before the finish line.  #8 Herington Rocket returns to the races after a four month rest for trainer Chad Brown.  She is trying the All-Weather for the first time but she has good versatile speed and should be in contention regardless of the pace.

Race 8 SELECTIONS:    3  –  9  –  12

#3 Laniakea Storm gets the meets leading jockey Irad Ortiz in the saddle today as she makes her return from a four month layoff.  She is very competitive at this level and trainer Jose D’Angelo is winning near the 20% mark.  #9 French Franc fits at this level and this distance like a glove.  Her prior two starts were on turf going a mile and sixteenth at a similar level and won and was narrowly beaten in the other.  Today she runs for trainer Elizabeth Dobles after being claimed.  Jockey Paco Lopez will the in the saddle.  #12 Chica Boom should be given consideration because of his ability to sit good trips.  All his running lines reveal a very similar pattern, he is nearly always in a good pressing spot when the real running starts.

Race 9 SELECTIONS:   1  –  3  –  6  –  9

#1 Turf King is another Kingsman sired colt.  This youngster will be making his first start for trainer Chad Brown and gets Tyler Gaffalione in the irons.  #3 Nate the Great ran a solid second on debut last time out and that was at the sometimes tricky distance of 7.5Furlongs.  Solid connections and the recent workout tab is also impressive.  #6 Stanley House ships in from Woodbine and drops in class for trainer Michael De Paulo; jockey Javier Castellano continues to ride well.  #9 Justin’s Legacy was bet well on debut and posted solid pace figures, just missed and will attempt to get the job done here today.

Let’s make it happen!!!

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