2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

February 29, 2020

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GULFSTREAM PARK Race #13 (THE MACDERMADA STAKES (G2))

Saturday 02/29 05:35 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #6 (ZULU ALPHA) (5-2) - He was a decisive winner here going shorter in the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) Jan. 25. It was his first back off a three-month break and it made his record 3 for 4 on the local turf course. Think he can win right back.

2nd pick: #3 (A Thread of Blue) (9-2) - The main speed, he's very consistent and like 'Zulu Alpha', he's 3 for on this course. A multiple 'Graded' stakes winner, he's a very serious win candidate in a race that starts on the far turn.

3rd pick: #5 (Channel Maker) (8-1) - He's won over $2M on the grass but has been idle since Nov. 2 so he's giving away a recency advantage to both 'Zulu Aplha' and 'A Thread of Blue'. He hasn't hit he board in four local attempts but has finished within range in three of those. A threat if ready off the four-month layoff.

4th pick: #1 (Morocco) (20-1) - Longshot has the rail, some early speed, and he's from the same barn (Mike Maker) as 'Zulu Alpha'. His inside post should lead to a ground-saving journey and he's done well facing weaker on this course. He may get a slice at a big price.

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