2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
March 07, 2020
GULFSTREAM PARK Race #11 (THE CAPTIVA ISLAND STAKES)
Saturday 03/07 05:20 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #5 (GIRL KNOWS BEST) (5-2) - A multiple sprint stakes winner on the grass, this veteran set a very fast pace before being caught by a 1/2-length here in the $100K Lady's Turf Sprint' at this distance Jan. 25. Mare has been working swiftly at the Palm Meadows Center and will be tough to beat today.
2nd pick: #9 (Keota) (4-1) - She had a great spot to strike from last out, but hung a bit in the final 1/16th to check in 3rd, two lengths behind 'Girl Knows Best' Jan. 25. Stalker draws a good post for her style, and Jay Servis has leading rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. back aboard following a one-race absence. When teamed up, they've won with 50 of 150 (33%) since Jan. 1 of 2019.
3rd pick: #12 (Hidden Facts) (15-1) - Lightly raced filly is a steady performer, but she has yet to defeat the likes of 'Girl Knows Best.' She has a flexible style and can factor at a big price if able to avoid losing a lot of ground from her outside post on the turn.
4th pick: #1 (Charmaine's Mia) (20-1) - Longshot had serious traffic issues when finishing 4th, behind both 'Girl Knows Best' and 'Keota' last out. 4yo has a ground saving post and may grab a share at a big price with a clean trip.
5th pick: #3 (Violent Times) (15-1) - Lightly raced 5yo is racing for the first time since Dec. 29, and that start came off a 2.5-month layoff. She's never won against this type, but is capable of getting a minor award at large odds.