Racing continues today at Gulfstream and we’ve plenty of offers on today’s card at the Florida venue, so it may be a day to look for outsiders but one favourite looks banker material.
Race one on the card is over a mile on the turf, and Paddy is going money back if your horse finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th in the opener. Princesa Crystal looks certain to go off a short-priced favourite, but with that special offer in mind it may be worth siding with MISSANDEI.
Brendan Walsh’s well-related 4-year-old filly is making her belated racecourse debut but has reportedly been working well on the turf. The opposition looks below average and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the selection was good enough to score on debut.
The first of two extra place races on the card, 5 and ½ furlongs in front of them on the dirt. The top three in the betting are very closely matched on form, and with the generous place terms on offer, it may be worthwhile looking further down the list.
BULKCARRIER was sent off a short-priced favourite on his last outing here 36 days ago. He flopped on that occasion. But the slight drop back in trip might be more to the liking of this 5-year-old front runner who is making his debut for the Oscar Gonzalez yard. With a good break the selection may be able to dictate and has good place prospects.
Our next extra place race is the fourth, back on the turf again with a mile in front of them. Strong Ending continues to fall down the grades but looks a weak enough favourite. The 4 places on offer makes INDIRECTLY a tempting proposition on its debut for Juan Avila.
The selection was second in a similar 12 runner event over course and distance two races ago, he was since pitched in against better horses and was out of his depth. Back in this company, he makes serious each-way appeal on these terms.
Race 6 on the card is over 1 mile and ½ a furlong back on the dirt for the 3-year-olds, and we’re giving online punters a free power-up if they have £/€10+ single on this race. CANDY MACHINE looks like a cracking bet in this event. Chad Brown’s inmate was unlucky to run into a smart Todd Pletcher runner, I’ll Fight Dempsey, on debut. And this beautifully-bred full brother to the smart Pistoleiro can go one better here if not inconvenienced by the step-up in trip.