Horse Racing tips: 5 who’ll drive the rest away at Gulfstream & Tampa Bay

Jason Weaver looks at the Saturday night action from Florida's two big tracks.


Race 7 Gulfstream 20:48 Positive Phil @ 3/1

Is having only his third start for the Michael Maker stable and has gone off an expensive failure on both of those occasions. He dropped back to what could be an ideal distance and certainly has a class edge over most of the runners in the field. The trainer is in good form and jockey Tyler Gaffalione is in great order.


Race 9 Gulfstream 21:53 Envoutante @ 5/2

A smart daughter of Uncle Mo who made $250,000 at the Keeneland September sale, she’s only seen the race track on three occasions, all of them at this venue and once on the turf for her debut. Last time she put up an impressive performance striding away to win by 6 1/2 lengths and certainly put herself in the could-be-anything bracket.

$75,000 is up for grabs in this spot the Honey Ryder stakes.

Race 10 Gulfstream 22:25 Network Effect @ 6/4

The long sprint 7 furlongs for the big drama stakes $100,000 for Florida-bred three-year-olds. On six racecourse starts our colt has only finished out of the frame on one occasion. He’s obviously highly regarded as his super handler Champ Brown pitched him into the cigar mile grade 1 at Aqueduct. He was also a little unlucky last time as he clipped heels in the early stages and was put on his nose but fairly flew home late on. He can gain some compensation for that unlucky effort tonight.

Race 2 Tampa 17:55 Publicist @ 6/4

Was claimed for this exact same level by this handler and was thrown in the deep end last time stepped up dramatically in grade. That went badly wrong and this eight-year-old mare ran a shocker, so dropping significantly back down into $10,000 claiming company will be a massive help and she can take her impressive record here at Tampa to seven wins from eight tries.

Race 6 Tampa 20:01 Golden Nole @ 6/1

This three-year-old is working very smoothly on her return to the track from a three-month absence and is making her debut for the new trainer. Angel Rodriguez has a remarkable 32% strike rate first off the claim. She has some early pace to take a good position from school number three and looks to be just about the class of the field. On her first try here she should find this company easier than at Gulfstream.


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