New Year’s Eve: Gulfstream Park Analysis, Selections

By | December 29, 2022

The New Year’s Eve card from Gulfstream Park features a quintet of stakes races. Among them are the Mr. Prospector and the Harlan’s Holiday.

Gulfstream Park- Race 1

Post: 12:10 PM ET; $28k Claiming going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 16

  • #6 GRAPE NUTS WARRIOR gets the top selection. He should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 1/16 mile distance.
  • #14 EXULT shouldn’t have any stamina issues in this race. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #9 TELEPHONE TALKER is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #1 MY MAN FLINT seems to be running for the minor placings in this contest. He should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.

Selections: 6 – 14- 9 – 1

Gulfstream Park- Race 2

Post: 12:40 PM ET; $84k Maiden Special Weight going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #6 KENTUCKY JOKER is the top pick. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #4 GOODLOOKINRAGS could be in with a shot in this race. He should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders. This one is well bred for this spot.
  • #1 CHECKITUP looks to be the class of the field.
  • #8 CENTRIST ROAD goes out for the Pletcher barn and gets Saez in the irons.

Selections: 6 – 4 – 1 – 8

Gulfstream Park- Race 3

Post: 1:10 PM ET; $125k Sugar Swirl S. going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 6

  • #4 FRANK’S ROCKETTE looks best here. She looks to be the class of the field. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #6 COPPELIA could be in with a shot in this race. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #1 JOYFUL CADENCE isn’t without hope. She is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race. This one goes out for the Ortiz barn and gets Gaffalione in the irons.
  • #5 EDIE MEENY MINY MO should be part of the early pace in this spot.

Selections: 4 – 6 – 1 – 5

Gulfstream Park- Race 4

Post: 1:40 PM ET; $38k Claiming going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 12

  • #3 CLASSIC LADY gets the top selection. She goes out for the Clement barn and gets Gaffalione in the irons. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #9 PASSION PLUS makes sense on speed figures. This one runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #7 GOLDEN VOICE has races good enough to beat this group. This one will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.
  • #12 BASILIA seems to be running for the minor placings in this contest. She is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race. This one seems to fit well enough here.

Selections: 3 – 9 – 7 – 12

Gulfstream Park- Race 5

Post: 2:10 PM ET; $84k Maiden Special Weight going 1 1/16 miles on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #7 EXPECT MORE is the top pick. He is well bred for this spot. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #2 BABY BILLY could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #8 JUNGFRAU appears to be a major player in this race. He makes sense on speed figures. This one is well bred for this spot.
  • #6 GAME CHANGE goes out for the Mcgaughey barn and gets Gaffalione in the irons.

Selections: 7 – 2 – 8 – 6

Gulfstream Park- Race 6

Post: 2:39 PM ET; $125k Rampart S. going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #4 COLORFUL MISCHIEF looks best here. She has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #2 ALLWORTHY should be competitive in this spot. She has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #5 ZAINALARAB looks to be the class of the field. This one projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #1 ILLIOGAMI seems to fit well enough here.

Selections: 4 – 2 – 5 – 1

Gulfstream Park- Race 7

Post: 3:09 PM ET; $125k Suwannee River S. going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 10

  • #3 BAY STORM gets the top selection. She has to be respected going out for the combination of Thomas and Ortiz. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #1 SCOTISH STAR goes out for the Pletcher barn and gets Saez in the irons.
  • #7 STOLEN HOLIDAY may benefit from a hot pace up front. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #10 LADY ROCKSTAR goes out for the Walsh barn and gets Ortiz in the irons.

Selections: 3 – 1 – 7 – 10

Gulfstream Park- Race 8

Post: 3:41 PM ET; $125k Mr. Prospector S. going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 12

  • #7 PREVALENCE is the top pick. He makes sense on speed figures.
  • #3 SIBELIUS seems to fit well enough here. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #8 UNCLE ERNIE will likely be out on or near the lead and will look to hold off the charge to the wire.
  • #12 SEAL BEACH shouldn’t have trouble with the 7 furlong distance.

Selections: 7 – 3 – 8 – 12

Gulfstream Park- Race 9

Post: 4:10 PM ET; $200k Ft. Lauderdale S. going 1 1/8 miles on turf; Entries: 13

Colonel Liam | Blood Horse
  • #12 COLONEL LIAM looks best here. He makes sense on speed figures. This one comes into the race in really good form.
  • #7 CITY MAN should be competitive in this spot. He looks to be the class of the field.
  • #13 DECORATED INVADER may benefit from a hot pace up front. This one goes out for the Clement barn and gets Gaffalione in the irons.
  • #1 STREET READY has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.

Selections: 12- 7 – 13- 1

Gulfstream Park- Race 10

Post: 4:40 PM ET; $150k Harlan’s Holiday S. going 1 1/16 miles on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #7 SKIPPYLONGSTOCKING gets the top selection. He has the top overall power rating in the group. This one has to be respected going out for the combination of Joseph and Ortiz.
  • #4 SIMPLIFICATION has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #5 SOUTH BEND seems to fit well enough here. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 1/16 mile distance.
  • #8 CLAPTON will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late. This one looks to be the class of the field.

Selections: 7 – 4 – 5 – 8

Gulfstream Park- Race 11

Post: 5:09 PM ET; $86k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 11

  • #11 MARKETSEGMENTATION is the top pick. She has the top overall power rating in the group. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #9 MOZAY has races good enough to beat this group. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #5 TEXAS SHUFFLE has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.
  • #8 INSATIABLE goes out for the Pletcher barn and gets Saez in the irons.

Selections: 11- 9 – 5 – 8

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