Gulfstream Park resumes racing on Thursday, April 9. We analyze a couple of competitive dirt races and a strong turf event. All 3 races are either optional claiming or straight claiming. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Gulfstream Park for Thursday, April 9. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Gulfstream Park Horse Racing Picks
- When: Thursday, April 9 at 1:00 pm ET
- Where: Hallandale Beach, FL
- Weather: Partly Cloudy
Gulfstream Park Picks for Thursday, April 9
Race 4 – 2:31 pm ET – 5 ½ Furlongs Dirt – $30,000 Claiming
Trainer Michael Yates puts the saddle on Go Gator Girl Go. The Cajun Breeze sired 3-year-old filly finished third by 8 lengths in her last. That was a $75,000 juvenile stakes race. The work tab impresses while there’s a ton of speed for this one to press and pounce.
One Hot Drama will try and take this gate to wire. She ran fantastic in her last race when taking the lead and looking like a winner until folding in the stretch. That race was at 6 furlongs. The half a less furlong could help her. But trainer David Brownlee is 0-for-33 at this meet. So, we can’t endorse for the win.
Chalk Richies Great Girl takes a massive drop from the $50K claiming level to this $30K event. If she runs back to the race at Tampa on Jan. 29, she could dominate this field. However, she lacked speed in her last. Also, that race happened a week ago. Is the fire sale on?
- Win: Go Gator Girl Go
- Place: One Hot Drama
- Show: Richies Great Girl
Race 7 – 4:05 pm ET – 1 Mile Turf – $25,000 Starter Optional Claiming
5/2 morning line Horse Racing Odds choice Dominate Themoment should get an excellent trip behind front runners Flash Pass, King of Ranch, and Money Ride. Although the Street Boss sired, Allen Iwinski trained runner has light speed ratings, don’t be fooled. The horse likes to settle and then pounce. Joel Rosario rides, which adds to the allure.
Frank First goes first time turf for trainer Ronald Spatz. The dirt to turf angle wins just 9% for Spatz. But this one ran awesome in its last when finishing third at the $40,000 claiming level. Not only that but Frank First is bred to excel over the grass. Consider for the win if the odds significantly rise from the 8/1 morning line Horse Racing Odds.
There are a few reasons to believe He’s Super Lucky gets into the trifecta. Trainer Katherine Ritvo wins 22% at the meet and 27% with her last out winners. Plus, Luca Panici is great with these closing turf runner types. Also, there’s enough speed in this to help the closing kick.
- Win: Dominate Themoment
- Place: Frank First
- Show: He’s Super Lucky
Race 9 – 5:07 pm ET – 1 1/16 Miles Dirt– $25,000 Allowance Optional Claiming
This is 6/1 on the morning line Admire’s third race in the form cycle. The Dale Romans trained, Cairo Prince sired, 4-year-old colt lost by 2 ½ lengths at this level in his last. Admire could track expected front runner Stone Hands and chalk Moretti before getting the jump on Youngest of Five, To Dare, and Gran Omero.
Youngest of Five tries winners for the first time. Trainer Stanley Hough wins 31% with his last out maiden winners. The Super Saver 4-year-old gelding gets Joel Rosario to ride. If you don’t believe Admire can sit and pounce, back Youngest of Five for the win.
Gran Omero is our play for the show money. A Grade 1 winner in Venezuela, Gran Omero has a second and third from 3 races at Gulfstream Park. The closer could improve and has a shot to win if the speed folds. But this optional claimer came up tough.
- Win: Admire
- Place: Youngest of Five
- Show: Gran Omero