Horse Racing tips: 6 of the best to put Paddy to the test on US Racing

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Gulfstream 17:00 – Absam @ 7/2 

It may be worth taking the first-time blinkered Absam to improve past Morning Line favourite Counterstrike in the Gulfstream opener. Chad Brown’s colt has around six lengths to make up with Counterstrike on their debut form, but his trainer has an exceptional record with second time starters, and he can do just that.

Santa Anita 21:04 – Destiny’s Journey @ 7/4  

Destiny’s Journey has been running with credit on turf of late and is taken to return to winning way on this switch back to dirt. Billy K may emerge as the biggest danger, while K P Whirlwind is relatively unexposed and can grab a minor share.

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Golden Gate 21:22 – Full of Luck @ 3/1

Full of Luck isn’t as good as he once was at the age of 7, but is still more than capable of making his mark at claiming level. Shipping north from Santa Anita, Steven Miyadi’s charge is worth supporting against the in-form Uber Star, while River of Champagne is also likely to be thereabouts.

Golden Gate 21:53 – Zinzan @ 2/1 

Zinzan is dropping markedly in class in this maiden claiming contest and can put his early speed to good use against some more exposed rivals. Jamason has been second in similar contests on his last 2 starts and may have to settle for minor money once more.

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Golden Gate 22:24 – Waverly Way @ 5/4

Waverly Way has recorded good figures in defeat on each of her last 2 starts and looks to have been found an ideal opportunity to add to her sole career success. Main threat La Guapa Velos took a while to break her maiden but may be capable of a bit better now she’s up and running.

Santa Anita 22:38 – Kittyhawk Lass @ 10/3 

Kittyhawk Lass has run with credit in better races than this on each of her last two starts and the drop in grade may be just what she needs to record a third career success. Tig Tog goes first-off-the-claim for Vladimir Cerin and may be the one for the forecast, while Point Hope is another to factor in.

*Prices are correct at time of publishing but can change.

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