On the Horizon – Saturday (February 06, 2021) – John Pinder

Late Pick 5 Sequence

Race 8: SELECTIONS: 6 – 1

#1 Yodel E. A. Who has lots of early speed and should be very live in this spot.  Draw down on the inside with Gaffalione, I envision him going to front and attempting to clear off.  Bullet workout in his last, indicates that new trainer Brittany Russell has this one primed and ready.   #6 Joe Di Baggio should get a good setup here.  There are several of his competitors that like to go fast and hang on, this gelding should have a clean run on the outside and be able to utilize his closing kick.


Race 9:  SELECTIONS:  5 – 9 – 8

 #5 Living Vicariously is second off the layoff for a solid trainer in Michael Tomlinson.  All previous efforts on the turf have been quality races.  Today he retains the services of Jaramillo, so we can anticipate to see him on the front end once again. #9 R Mercedes Boy is going to attempt sprinting on the turf for the 1st time. He definitely has the speed to contend and looking at trainer stats from Georgina Baxter going from Dirt to Turf, this could be within this gelding’s wheelhouse.  #8 Chief Howcome is a longshot with potential that I want to give a mention.  Ian Wilkes has allowed this well bred son of City Zip to mature slowly; this will be only his 6th lifetime start.  None of the previous races were horrible and we could see a progression second of the layoff.


Race 10:  SELECTIONS: 2 – 1 – 6

#2 Tallis is a 3 year old colt out of Uncle Mo that makes his debut for Pletcher and gets Irad in the saddle. He wont be a big price but you have to respect the breeding and the connections.  #1 Courageously is a Quality Road colt that has shown early speed in both of his prior races.  Jockey Corey Lanerie does very well along the rail, so we could project to see a good outing for this one, potentially at price.  #6 Promise Keeper is a well bred colt for trainer Todd Pletcher, out of Constitution, making his second career start after running evenly in his first;  Luis Saez maintains the riding assignment.


Race 11:  SELECTIONS: 8 – 1 – 7

#8 Hear My Prayer does her best running at Gulfstream Park, as indicated by her record of 4 attempts and 3 victories over the course; her only defeat at GP was a 7.5F attempt.  #1 Victory Kingdom‘s last race was one in which she was required to do a lot of starting and stopping, with a more advantageous trip she could be a win candidate. #7 Lady’s Island is attempting to bring her graded stakes speed from the dirt back to the turf.  Second off the layoff for a trainer in Baxter that does well with the surface change, we have to make sure to include this 7 year-old mare in our play.


Race 12:  SELECTIONS: 13(AE) – 4 –  1 – 7 – 12

#13 Beasaichi (AE) if this also eligible makes it into the gate, she should be taken into consideration.  Slight drop in class and a cut back in distance are the factors in her favor; Saez riding in the last race of the day is a positive as well.  #4 Simple Story drops in class after showing good early speed in her last; Edgard Zayas stays aboard. #1 Galit Jak possesses good early speed.  If she can avoid a pace duel early, her chances greatly increase.   #7 Dancing Destroyer is another filly getting some class relief, this one is coupled with a 7 month layoff; she has boom or bust potential.   #12 Harts N Flowers has not had the opportunity to run on a fast track in her 3 attempts; if she gets one today, she could show improvement.

Let’s make it Happen!!!

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