2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
February 15, 2020
GULFSTREAM PARK Race #11 (THE ROYAL DELTA STAKES (G3))
Saturday 02/15 05:10 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #6 (COOKIE DOUGH) (7-2) - The main speed, she's one of two entered by Saffie Joseph Jr and they race as separate betting interests. Freshened up for the past two months, she's working very fast in her first start for Joseph, 33% 40-for-120 with that angle since Jan. 1 of 2019. Think she can lead every step.
2nd pick: #5 (Golden Award) (9-5) - The probable favorite, she's been idle since winning the G3 Turn Back the Alarm Stakes going 9 furlongs at Aqueduct Nov. 2. She has a fine overall record 11-5-3-0 and was a winner here last winter going a mile facing weaker. An obvious contender.
3rd pick: #1 (Queen Nekia) (10-1) - The second of the Saffie Joseph trained pair, she won here at this distance facing weaker Jan .16. It was her first off a claim and ran her local record to 4-2-2-0. One-run type has a ground-saving post and it's noted that John Velazquez is aboard for the first time.
4th pick: #4 (Restless Rider) (3-1) - A G1 winner back in the Fall of 2018. She runs off her second straight long layoff. Working steadily, she likes this distance 4-1-3-0 but gives away a recency edge to the top three selections.