2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
January 23, 2020
GULFSTREAM PARK Race #9
Thursday 01/23 04:40 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #1 (BENEFACTOR) (3-1) - Veteran is one of two entered by trainer Jorge Navarro and the pair race uncoupled. 6yo finished second on 10, missing by just under two lengths racing here at this level and distance Dec. 27. It was his second back following a 10-week break and this stalker draws a ground-saving post for this attempt.
2nd pick: #4 (Belle Tapisserie) (7-2) - Hard hitter has been on the sidelines since a gate-to-wire win going 6 furlongs at Keeneland for a $50K tag Oct. 12. It was his second straight win and 5yo was re-claimed that afternoon by Mike Tomlinson who he won for at Churchill Downs Sept. 22. Working very fast for this attempt, he's a strong win candidate.
3rd pick: #2 (Get Hammered) (4-1) - Lightly raced and quick from the gate, he ships from Mahoning Valley where he raced evenly in a minor sprint stakes Nov. 25. Competitive in all five prior to that, he's working steadily locally, drops down, and leading rider Irad Ortiz Jr takes the mount for the high percentage barn of Larry Rivelli.