On the Horizon – Gulfstream Park – Wednesday (February 24, 2021) – John Pinder

Late Pick 5 Sequence

Race 6:  SELECTIONS: 6 –  7  –  8

#6 Dassult Mirage was inconvenienced at two points in his last race, the first one which was a little more subtle causing him to take back and re-rally.  #7 Mach One participated in the same race as Dassult Mirage and impeded him late, that aside the horse ran a good fast race.  Trainer Wesley Ward consistently does well young turf horses making their second career start.  #8 Cowboy At Heart is a first time starter for trainer Michael Yates, who is putting up good workout times in the mornings.


Race 7:  SELECTIONS: 4 –  3  –  2

#4 Sunshine City is trained by red hot Danny Gargan. – Need I say more?  – Don’t need to but I will 🙂 This 3 year-old filly has excellent breeding and has been campaigned at several different distances and surfaces; in every contest you can see the talent even if just in glimpses. She was given a break and now returns to a new barn that is doing extremely well.  #3 Include the Beast won her first two races then was claimed and given a rest.  She returned 21 days ago for trainer Marcial Navarro to finish 4th.  Hoping to see improvement today as 2nd off the layoff , 2nd time Lasix and be a good angle for young horses.   #2 Nicole Princess has good early speed.  She will need to continue to improve, but that is very much a possibility as her trainer Antonio Sano has good win percentages with 2nd time Lasix runners; price potential.


Race 8:  SELECTIONS: 4 –  2  – 6  *1 MTO

#4 Imperial Mission likes to run from off the pace and should get a good setup to do just that in this one.  After attempting to clear off from the runners in a turf long distance route last time, this 5 year-old gelding now cuts back to a mile and sixteenth; another positive factor is third race for trainer Mike Maker.  #2 Nobel Indy drops to his lowest level in quite sometime, as it appears that trainer Todd Pletcher is simply looking to get this 6 year-old gelding back to winners circle.  Ran a competitive race, finishing 2nd, in his last outing at a higher level but was unable to make the lead.  That’s seems to be the key for this runner and he should be able to clear off and go gate to wire against this group.  #6 Tizzarunner returns to the races after a five month rest for trainer Brian Lynch.  This 8 year-old gelding has shown the ability come back from a layoff and perform well.  Looking at his workout tab he has been training well in the mornings, he also gets some class relief today.   #1 Walkoff is a MTO entered runner – if he runs – he is a must use.


Race 9:  SELECTIONS:  4 – 7 – 1

#4 Causalistic stretches out to a mile today, after winning at this level last time out.  Should be fit and ready to fire, as trainer Mike Maker does well with 2nd off the layoff runners.  #7 Rocket Blast did not have a good outing in his most resent attempt as he was fractious in the gate.  Prior races reveal good early speed and the ability to compete at this level; couple that with a jockey who likes to win on the front end in Emisael Jaramillo – LG!   #1 Wicksters Dream is a very competitive 4 year-old gelded son of New Year’s Day.  He now runs for trainer Larry Rivelli after being claimed back in January; hoping that the new barn will help him get over the hump.


Race 10:  SELECTIONS: 5 – 8 – 4

#5 Kasim has won two of his three lifetime starts for trainer Mike Maker.  All of his races has been sprinting on the turf at 5F for a similar purse, and he continues to improve.   #8 Thinkaboutit ran a strong second last time out behind fellow competitor Kasim.  Has an opportunity to do well in today’s contest based on the projected pace and the ability he showed last time, to sit and close.  #4 Kantstaros is attempting the turf for the first time after winning impressively on the main track going 6F.  Although it was a maiden claiming event at a slightly lower level, the opening fractions were top notch; his dam has produced a turf winner.

Let’s Make it Happen!!

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