Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Nomination Is In: March 14, 2009- The Gulfstream Park Handicap, Grade II

A one mile race for 4 year olds and up is a favorite race of this Turk. Today's Gulfstream Park Handicap should be a real fraction burner. The dirt has been very fast at Gulfstream Park this meet, and who knows how big a Beyer Speed Figure will get tacked up in this race. For the sharp eyed amongst you, that colt pictured fully extended is none other then Sir Whimsey, with Prado up, the winner of the 2008 Gulfstream Park Handicap. Photo by Adam Coglianese.

Race 10 Gulfstream Park: The Gulfstream Park Handicap, Grade II: 1 Mile on Fast Dirt for 4 YOs and Up.

I like Bribon (Fr)for many reasons. The 6 YO likes this distance, likes fast dirt, and I think the connections, including Trainer Ribaudo, picked a good spot for their gelding.

Again, this is no lock and if forming a betting strategy, I would start with looking at multiple 10 cent supers with a six horse field, and I'd throw in a few straight tri's as well. The Turk will watch the tote board as always and wait until the last possible second to place the bests he thinks will return the best value for the limited risks he's prepared to take.

This should be a very competitive race.

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