Gulfstream continues their race week on Friday, April 10. Our picks start in Race 6, a $10,000 optional claimer going 5 ½ furlongs on the dirt. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Gulfstream Park for Friday, April 10. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Gulfstream Park Horse Racing Picks
- When: Friday, April 10 at 1:00 pm ET
- Where: Hallandale Beach, FL
- Weather: Chance Rain Showers
- Temperature: High 88 – Low 74
Gulfstream Park Picks for Friday, April 10
Race 6 – 3:39 pm ET – 5 ½ Furlongs Dirt – $8,000 Starter Optional Claiming
There’s a ton of early foot in this race, which is why Starship Apollo is the play. The Murat Sancal trained 7-year-old gelding is fast enough to take the lead from the gate. But with so much speed to the inside, jockey Tyler Gaffalione figures to track and then pounce. Apollo is 5-of-7 at this distance and has won 11-of-40 over the Gulfstream dirt.
David Fawkes trained Phish Fan picks up Emisael Jaramillo to ride, can press behind the front runners, and offers a juicy 6/1 morning line. If Fan breaks alertly, Emisael should have the 10-year-old in good position throughout. Phish could get lost in the betting since the gelding comes to Gulfstream from Parx.
On paper, Take Charge Dude is the winner. The 3/5 morning line Horse Racing Odds chalk gets Luis Saez. That alone should give the gelding’s backers confidence. But Take Charge Dude breaks from the rail and must deal with the speedy Travy Boy in post-position 2. Not only that but Jersey Joe B will also fly from the gate.
- Win: Starship Apollo
- Place: Phish Fan
- Show: Take Charge Dude
Race 8 – 4:41 pm ET – 1 Mile Dirt – $75,000 Allowance Optional Claiming
Trainer Claude McGaughey puts the saddle on 4/1 on the morning line Finding Fame. The 3-year-old filly has the makings of becoming Shug’s next great filly runner. Sired by Empire Maker, the $425,000 2018 Keeneland September Sale purchase made up 2 lengths in the stretch going 6 ½ furlongs in her debut. This filly could be special.
Luis Saez jumps aboard Four Grands. The Honor Code 3-year-old broke her maiden at first asking as well. She did it by 6 ¼ lengths, which means Luis could have pushed her to a 10 length win if he wanted to. There’s other speed in this, though, which is why we make her our second choice.
Super Cute broke her maiden going 1 mile and 40 yards at Tampa. Before discounting her chances, realize that trainer Christophe Clement probably used that first race as a prep for something else. The fact that she won so easily, by 2 ½ lengths, means she’s a quality filly.
- Win: Finding Fame
- Place: Four Grands
- Show: Super Cute
Race 9 – 5:12 pm ET – 1 1/16 Miles Turf – $18,000 Claiming
Mike Maker wins 20% with his first out maiden winners. That’s one of the reasons to make Crypto Gold the top choice in Race 9. The other reasons? Luis Saez takes the call, Gold had to go 6-wide to get the win in its last, and the race sets up for a closer. Taking a shot on this 10/1 choice.
Maker’s other runner, Positive Phil, goes second time for Mike. That’s a 15% winning move. More importantly? He gets Joel Rosario to ride. So, Maker has Rosario riding one of his horses and Saez riding the other? Sounds like a Michael Maker exacta box in the ninth.
Youshouldbesolucky has finished second in 3-of-4. The Edward Plesa trainee had a nice warm up for this on March 19 when finishing second by 1 ½ lengths at a mile on the grass. The gelding could win, but the odds on Crypto Gold should be much better.
- Win: Crypto Gold
- Place: Positive Phil
- Show: Youshouldbesolucky