2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
February 09, 2020
GULFSTREAM PARK Race #4
Sunday 02/09 02:05 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #2 (BEAM OF LIGHT) (5-1) - This filly 'hit the gate' when debuting here going six furlongs Dec. 22 and did well to miss by only four lengths. Working very fast since, the 'red hot' barn of Jorge Navarro stretches her out to a mile while adding blinkers, a 25% move by the trainer. The presence of Javier Castellano is noted.
2nd pick: #7 (Kapiolani) (3-1) - A nice debut here Dec. 28 saw this home bred by 'Empire Maker' finish 2nd at this level and distance. The filly has worked three times since, draws a fine outside post, and is a win candidate.
3rd pick: #3 (Token) (4-1) - She tired badly after chasing a quick pace to finish far back debuting here at six furlongs Jan. 12. This home bred daughter of 'Curlin' was bet down to 8-5 favoritism that day, and trainer Bill Mott, 15% second time out, stretches her out to a mile. It's noted that leading rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. stays aboard.
4th pick: #1 (Kahiko) (7-2) - One of two making their debuts, this $160K filly by 'First Samurai' is from the Pletcher barn, 23% first out, and she's been in steady training at the Palm Beach Downs Center since late December.