On the Horizon – Gulfstream Park – Thursday(January 19, 2023) – John Pinder

Late Pick 5 sequence:

Race 5 SELECTIONS:   4  –  2  –  1

#4 Cash Call Kitten is good on both the turf and All-Weather but performs better on the All-Weather, which he returns to today.  Drops in class and should be very competitive in this spot.  #2 Prince Maior is also dropping in class and returning to the All-Weather surface for trainer Marcial Navarro.  He has shown good speed early, today he runs first time as a gelding.   #1 Duchossois out ran his odds last time out at this level, keeps apprentice jockey Jamie Torres aboard; this will be his second start off the layoff for trainer Fausto Gutierrez.

Race 6 SELECTIONS:   1  –  11

#1 Calibrator has enough early speed to take this field gate to wire and has a 37% win percentage at Gulfstream Park.  The 7.5Furlong distance should complement his early speed.  #11 (AE) Exult can close with the best of them and just missed last time out going a mile and one-sixteenth.  The affinity of this runner in this spot is jockey Luis Saez.  He has been riding extremely well lately and likes to be forwardly placed; that coupled with the horse’s natural ability to close strong should pair well.

Race 7 SELECTIONS:    4  –  6

#4 Adios Baby just missed last time out at this level going 7Furlongs.  She has good tactical speed and cuts back to 6Furlongs. – Very logical win candidate.  #6 To a T drops in class to face state bred fillies and mares.  Jockey Joel Rosario hasn’t been the best rider at the meet but he will flash from time to time.  And of course, that one time you leave him off the ticket, he shows up.

Race 8 SELECTIONS:   2  –  9  –  6

#2 Panther Island moves up in class and has been away from the races for two months, so why is he a win candidate?  This Speightstown colt has shown great speed and tenacity.  Trainer Ruben Gracida has a small barn but is doing very well; he also does well with runners coming off layoffs.  #9 Mamba On Three also fits a very similar pattern of stepping up in class off a layoff for a very good trainer; this gelding is trained by Carlos David, Luis Saez will be in the irons.  #6 Agent Peter Graves rounds out the recommendations for this competitive turf sprint.  Runs second off the layoff for top connections and should be given consideration based on his ability to run fast early, if he is not challenged early, it’s a wrap.

Race 9 SELECTIONS:   2  –  1  –  8

#2 Tank Top has a versatile running style that should do well at this sometimes tricky distance of 7Furlongs.  Trainer Bobby Dibona sends out this Exaggerator filly, jockey Leonel Reyes retains the mount after winning last time out.  # 1 Heiresstray is a lightly raced homebred filly that will be making her 3rd career start.  She progressed nicely from debut to her second start showing good speed and a willingness to finish as she won by sixth lengths. #8 Perfect Provision has the early pace advantage and runs first time for the new barn of Saffie Joseph Jr.

Let’s make it happen!!!

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