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

Race 5 SELECTIONS:   1  –  2  –  9 –  11  –  13AE

#1 Face the Music is a first time starter for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr.  Sired by Kantharos, whose offspring run well as youngsters, and her Dam has produced five winners from seven starters.  #2 Hits Different is firster that went for a good amount at the OBS spring sale last year.  Her Dam has produced four winners from five starters and two stakes winners.  #9 Meetmeatthebeach ran well on debut only beaten by a neck at this level back in February; retains the services of top jockey Irad Ortiz.  #11 Krabi is a first time starter running for trainer Jose D’Angelo; another filly whose Dam has produced winners.  #13 (AE) Mighty Gin Gin is a also eligible runner that should be considered if she makes it to the starting gate.  A Live Oak Stud homebred sired by More Than Ready out of a War Front mare Mighty Souper.

Race 6 SELECTION:    1

#1 Calibrator will be the one that we rely on to get us there!  He has great early speed and ran very well for new trainer Carlos David last time out.  Will remain on the turf going one mile but will drop in class.

Race 7 SELECTIONS:   1  –  2  –  3   –  4

#1 Dekanter will begin her career today as a four year old for trainer Jorge Abreu, who has solid stats with first time starters who debut at the Maiden Special Weight level.   #2 Maerdama fits a similar mold in that she runs for a trainer who does well with Maiden Special Weight runners in Michael Yates.  This runner is sired by Girven who is one of the hottest new Sires on the scene.  #3 Cindylouwho did not show much last time as her connections looked to change her running style, she is fast out of the gate and has the potential to take them gate to wire.  #4 Snow Princess is a first time starter that will run for trainer Bill Mott; She is sired by Quality Road and is out of a Candy Ride Dam Candy Drawer, who has three winners from 3 starters.

Race 8 SELECTIONS:   5  –  6  –  7

#5 Ticking earned a very good speed figure last time out and returns to the 7Furlong distance for trainer Edward Plesa Jr.  #6 Street Swagg is a well bred gelded son of Street Sense who will be getting Lasix for the first time.  Has been away for the last four months but broke his maiden impressively when last seen at Churchill Downs last November.  #7 Great Navigator has been away from the races for eight months but as a two year old he won on debut then when on to finish second in the Grade 2 Sanford at Saratoga.

Race 9 SELECTIONS:   1  –  3  –  4  –  6

#1 Make the Boys Wink is a first time starter for trainer Brendan Walsh.  She ran a good effort on debut on the turf going 7.5Furlongs, then attempted the All-Weather and did not fair as well, but earned an improving speed figure.  Today she returns to the turf and should get a good trip from the inside post; jockey Tyler Gaffalione will be aboard once again.  #3 Red Roulette is a first time starter for trainer Jonathan Thomas, who is statistically strong across the board this meet; Red Roulette is a daughter of American Pharoah.  #4 Milieu continues to show steady improvement for trainer Bill Mott.  Today she will be running with Lasix for the second time, recent workout indicates she is ready to put in a good effort.  #6 Conseillante is the other Chad Brown runner in the race.  She has not been to the races in almost seven months, but you know like I know that Chad Brown can have them ready to run off a long layoff; on debut she showed great speed before fading.

Let’s make it happen!!!

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