On the Horizon – Gulfstream Park – Wednesday (March 17, 2021) – John Pinder

Late Pick 5  Sequence:

Race 6 SELECTIONS: 7  –  4

#7 Thorover broke his maiden last time out and faces winners for the first time today.  This Gilberto Zerpa trainee has good early speed and has been progressing nicely.  Emisael Jaramillo will be in the saddle and his ‘to the front’ ridding style should complement this youngsters natural ability.  #4 Berhanu is dropping in class today and should benefit from a little class relief.  Trained by one of the best claiming conditioners around in Saffie Joseph Jr. , I look for this gelding to show his early pace and look to hold off his competitors down the stretch.


Race 7 SELECTIONS: 7  –  3

#7 Aizu is a 4 year-old filly making her 2nd start off the layoff for trainer Michelle Nihei.  This granddaughter of Medaglia d’Oro is the only runner in today’s race that can be forwardly placed and not have to go to the lead, this is why I see her being a possible single in this race.   #3 Daddy’s Joy will be on the front and attempt to play catch me if you can.  This well-bred filly is a granddaughter of Scat Daddy and will be making her 2nd start for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr.   If she get’s loose on the lead she could be hard to catch.


Race 8 SELECTIONS: 5  –  3  –  1

#5 Foolish Heart will look to revert back to the early speed running style that gives her the best opportunity to win.  Last time out she ran a moderately even pace against slightly tougher, in prior races she has shown the ability to go to the front.  Trainer Carlos David is a solid trainer and does better with sprinters; Emisael Jaramillo will be in the irons.  #3 Include the Beast makes her 2nd start off the claim for Marcial Navarro.  With improving speed figures each time this filly projects to do well against her competition at this distance.  #2 Dem a Wonder gives a good account of her abilities with every outing.  Today she cuts back in distance after weakening last time out and gets an equipment change, Blinkers Off; a positive ROI statistic for trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer.


Race 9 SELECTIONS: 9  –  10  –  11

#9 Go Poke the Bear Trainer Mike Maker sends out this 5 year-old gelded son of Kitten’s Joy, who is not the fastest runner of the bunch but I do think that he will appreciate the longer distance. He has been showing interest late in his most recent races going a mile and one-sixteenths and should be in good position to close with hard-ridding Paco Lopez aboard.  #10 Call Curt has never attempted a distance past 8.5F but has never been worst than fourth in his career.  Drops in class slightly after winning last time out.  In that race he stalked and came home professionally, Edgard Zayas in the irons.  #11 Cibolian ships in for new trainer Rodolphe Brisset.  Last seen at Aqueduct back in November, this 4 year-old son of Temple City has shown that he has the stamina to get the distance.  Should get a good ride by a very good turf rider in Julien Leparoux.


Race 10 SELECTION: 4  –  1  –  10

#4 Liesel almost got the job done last time out against slightly tougher company; that was only 10 days ago, the quick turn around could be an indication that trainer Jorge Delgado believes that she is ready for a similar performance.  #1 Addi is a well-bred daughter of Wicked Strong trained by Katherine Ritvo.  Other than her last time out when she tried turf for the first time, this filly’s speed and pace figures are in line with this group, a slight drop in class just might do the trick.   #10 Trashthetrailer has been competitive in the early part of her non turf races.  This 3 year-old filly drops slightly in class and will be ridden by jockey Rajiv Maragh, who has been riding consistently well when he gets the opportunity.

Let’s make it happen !!!

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