Gulfstream Park Saturday: Sunshine Stakes Horse Racing Analysis (1/14)

By | January 12, 2023

The Saturday card from Gulfstream Park features the Sunshine Filly and Mare Turf and the Sunshine Sprint. Both the turf and dirt have been kind to speed recently.

Gulfstream Park- Race 1

Post: 12:10 PM ET; $32k Maiden Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 12

  • #11 SPY TOWN (20-1) is a price horse and gets the top selection. He makes sense on speed figures. These races are ripe for big upsets.
  • #7 MATRO (15-1) seems to class up well enough especially given the price.
  • #12 SMOOTH MOTION (3-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He goes out for the Barboza barn and gets Reyes in the irons.
  • #1 MASTER OOGWAY (10-1) should be competitive in this spot. He shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance.

Selections: 11- 7 – 12- 1

Gulfstream Park- Race 2

Post: 12:39 PM ET; $24k Claiming going 5 furlongs on all weather track; Entries: 8

  • #3 NEOPHYTE (5-2) is the top pick. He has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #8 HELL’S KITTEN (9-2) has to be respected going out for the combination of Joseph and Zayas.
  • #1 DOCTOR RON (5-1) has the top overall power rating in the group. This one runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #6 BANKER’S HOURS (7-2) has to be respected with Loza looking to Luis Saez for the ride.

Selections: 3 – 8 – 1 – 6

Gulfstream Park- Race 3

Post: 1:09 PM ET; $84k Maiden Special Weight going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 9

  • #2 EXPAND THE MAP (5-2) looks best here. She looks to be the class of the field.
  • #8 ARROBLUE (8-1) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one will likely have a lot to do in the lane, but could get up with a competitive run.
  • #5 WAR PRINCESS (3-1) should improve off the first start and that makes her competitive.
  • #6 CHIROMANTE (4-1) comes into the race in really good form.

Selections: 2 – 8 – 5 – 6

Gulfstream Park- Race 4

Post: 1:39 PM ET; $32k Starter Optional Claiming going 5 1/2 furlongs on all weather track; Entries: 7

  • #7 BAHAMIAN MOON (7-2) gets the top selection. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #2 DESIGNED BY KITTEN (3-1) should be competitive in this spot. She seems to fit well enough here.
  • #5 LI LI BEAR (4-1) has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #6 VEERY (9-2) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.

Selections: 7 – 2 – 5 – 6

Gulfstream Park- Race 5

Post: 2:09 PM ET; $84k Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #10 AL ATLASI (6-1) should improve off the first start and is the top pick. He has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #8 SGT. PEPPER (5-2) debuts here and has to be respected going out for the combination of Pletcher and Ortiz.
  • #3 LOVE SPELL (6-1) should improve off the first start and has already hit the board at this level.
  • #1 SECRET THREAT (12-1) is a price horse and comes into the race in really good form.

Selections: 10- 8 – 3 – 1

Gulfstream Park- Race 6

Post: 2:39 PM ET; $86k Allowance Optional Claiming going about 7 1/2 furlongs on turf; Entries: 9

  • #8 SENDERO (5-2) looks best here. He makes sense on speed figures. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #5 TUMBARUMBA (4-1) isn’t without hope. He shouldn’t have trouble with the about 7 1/2 furlong distance. This one will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here.
  • #7 MOON LANDING (5-1) should improve off the first start and is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. He makes sense on speed figures. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #3 BLAMETHEGOODTIMES (10-1) is a price horse that wouldn’t be a shock to hit the board.

Selections: 8 – 5 – 7 – 3

Gulfstream Park- Race 7

Post: 3:08 PM ET; $54k Allowance Optional Claiming going 5 furlongs on all weather track; Entries: 8

  • #7 DAVID’S ROSE (2-1) gets the top selection. This one is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.
  • #5 HARD TO CAPTURE (8-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She shouldn’t have trouble with the 5 furlong distance.
  • #2 VELOCE BELLA (3-1) has the top overall power rating in the group. This one could get the right setup in this race.
  • #8 ADIOS BABE (6-1) makes sense on speed figures. This one projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.

Selections: 7 – 5 – 2 – 8

Gulfstream Park- Race 8

Post: 3:37 PM ET; $84k Maiden Special Weight going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #5 PRAIRIE DUNES (8-1) is the top pick. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts. This one comes into the race in really good form.
  • #6 WEYHILL ROAD (8-1) should improve off the first start and appears to be a major player in this race. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Mcgaughey and Gaffalione.
  • #9 GAME WARDEN (12-1) is a price horse and looks to be the class of the field.
  • #3 ARCANGELO (5-1) wouldn’t need to get much better off the debut to factor here.

Selections: 5 – 6 – 9 – 3

Gulfstream Park- Race 9

Post: 4:06 PM ET; $75k Sunshine Filly and Mare Turf S. going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 9

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  • #7 SUGAR FIX (2-1) looks best here. She looks to be the class of the field. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #1 SONAR (8-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She seems to fit well enough here.
  • #9 MONA STELLA (10-1) is a price horse and should be part of the early pace in this spot.
  • #2 AVOW (4-1) has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.

Selections: 7 – 1 – 9 – 2

Gulfstream Park- Race 10

Post: 4:37 PM ET; $75k Sunshine Sprint S. going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #2 GATSBY (4-1) gets the top selection. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #4 LEGENDS CAN’T DIE (3-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #7 CAJUN’S MAGIC (10-1) is a price horse and could be in with a shot in this race. He seems to fit well enough here. This one is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.
  • #1 LIGHTENING LARRY (5-1) is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.

Selections: 2 – 4 – 7 – 1

Gulfstream Park- Race 11

Post: 5:06 PM ET; $32k Maiden Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 14

  • #9 WAND (8-5) is the top pick. She looks to be the class of the field.
  • #2 ALWAYS ROYAL (6-1) isn’t without hope. She makes sense on speed figures.
  • #11 CLOUD STORAGE (7-2) has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race. This one is well bred for this spot.
  • #10 SING SCAT (8-1) goes out for the Rodriquez barn and gets Vasquez in the irons.

Selections: 9 – 2 – 11- 10

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