2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
May 15, 2020
GULFSTREAM PARK Race #6
Friday 05/15 03:45 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #6 (TONS OF GOLD) (6-1) - Longshot has been regressing of late, but is dropping into a claimer for the first time, and has positive 'off' track experience. He's gone 4-0-1-2 at this distance and faces a field where many are lacking in seasoning. I think he has a solid shot at a square price.
2nd pick: #5 (Fried Rice King) (5-2) - A NEW gelding, he was bred and is owned by celebrity chef Bobby Flay. He rallied to finish 4th when debuting here at this distance Feb. 29, then was never involved in his follow up at 8.5 furlongs April 3. 3yo is dropping into a claimer, and that's a 32% winning move (20 of 65) by trainer Todd Pletcher since Jan. 1 of 2019.
3rd pick: #7 (Speedy Hans) (7-2) - Competitive in his last two dirt sprints, trainer Mark Casse drops him a bit while stretching him out to a mile. He has a stalking style, a good outside post to use it from, and Irad Ortiz, Jr. stays aboard.
4th pick: #1 (Blessed Journey) (10-1) - He's moving back up in class while switching from grass to dirt. 3yo checked in a wide 4th here at this trip for a $50K tag Feb. 6 and enters this off a fine half-mile breeze at the Palm Meadows Center May 10.