On Saturday, July 4, Gulfstream Park’s top feature races are a couple of 7 furlong dirt dashes. The first, the ninth, is the $75,000 Azalea Stakes. Also for a purse of $75,000, the Carry Back Stakes goes off as Race 11. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Gulfstream Park for Saturday, July 4. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Gulfstream Park Horse Racing Picks
- When: Saturday, July 4 at 12:00 pm ET
- Where: Hallandale Beach, FL
- Weather: Thunderstorms
Gulfstream Park Picks for Saturday, July 4
Race 6 – 2:28 pm ET – 1 Mile Turf – $16,000 Allowance Optional Claiming
If 4-year-old filly Lookinlikeaqueen holds her 7/2 morning line odds, we should consider ourselves lucky. The Lookin At Lucky sired runner has an awesome 4-1-5 record from 17 races over the grass. She goes first time for Rohan Crichton. That’s a 35% winning move.
5/2 morning line favorite Dynatown figures to be difficult to beat. Mark Casse trains and she’s bred to love the turf. Surprisingly, the Speightstown sired runner has yet to get a victory over the sod. So, we’ll relegate to second.
For third, we’re going with Ghostly Beauty. Although she finished seventh as the favorite in her last, the Mike Maker trained 4-year-old filly figures to improve enough to get into the trifecta.
- Win: Lookinlikeaqueen
- Place: Dynatown
- Show: Ghostly Beauty
Race 9 – 4:00 pm ET – 7 Furlongs Dirt – $75,000 Azalea Stakes
Like Lookinlikeaqueen in Race 6, Don’t Get Khozy shouldn’t hold her 4/1 morning line odds in the Azalea Stakes. The Antonio Sano 3-year-old filly has 4 wins and a second in her last 5. She blasted her opponents in a 1-mile race at the $25,000 claiming level. After nobody grabbed her, Sano put her into a $75,000 optional claimer at 7 furlongs. She won that race by over 7 lengths. Just because this event has the word “stakes” in the title, it doesn’t mean Khozy forgets how to run and win.
Boerne will try to take these gate-to-wire. The 6/5 morning line chalk might if Khozy doesn’t fire. But the chances of that happening or close to zero. So, we’ll put the chalk on the bottom of our exacta.
The other Sano trained runner, Addilyn, could challenge Khozy for the victory. We like Don’t Get Khozy more, but Addilyn should finish in the trifecta.
- Win: Don’t Get Khozy
- Place: Boerne
- Show: Addilyn
Race 11 – 5:00 pm ET – 7 Furlongs Dirt – $75,000 Carry Back Stakes
There’s enough speed in this to set up 3/1 on the morning line With Verve. The Larry Bates trained, 3-year-old gelded son of Kantharos cuts back in distance from a mile to this 7-furlong distance. With Verve bounced in its last when finishing fifth by 6 ½ lengths. Jockey Edgar Prado is a hall of fame rider who figures to push With Verve’s go button at the perfect moment.
Double Crown won’t offer anything close to the 2/1 morning line. Don’t be surprised if horseplayers bet this one down to 4/5 or even 3/5. The Katherine Ritvo trained gelding can certainly win this. But the works haven’t impressed. We won’t place on top after seeing that work pattern. Still, we can’t leave Double Crown from the exacta.
Poe has a great work tab heading into this. If the Brethren sired 3-year-old colt runs as well as he’s worked, he can win. If you’re afraid of missing out, use in all slots on your exotic tickets.
- Win: With Verve
- Place: Double Crown
- Show: Poe