Five-furlong claimer on the turf. Wild One Forever and Hudson Pass could well battle it out for favouritism, but both have poor draws to overcome, out in stalls 10 and 11 respectively, not ideal for these sprinters.
We are paying 4 places in this race and with these generous place terms in mind, a chance is taken with CONGRATS THAT. The selection showed improved form last time out over course and distance when second in a similar event. Jockey Miguel Vasquez is operating at a 28% strike rate over the last fortnight and he can take advantage of a plum draw in stall 1.
One-mile maiden on the dirt for these fillies. Keep the faith with TOKEN who can put a run of second-place finishes behind here to break her maiden tag at the fourth time of asking. William Mott’s 3-year-old daughter of Curlin has been knocking on the door at Gulfstream and this looks like the ideal race to get her off the mark. She is beautifully drawn in stall 2 and the booking of Tyler Gaffalione is a another huge positive, as is the slight drop back in trip. She is the one they all have to beat.
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One mile on the turf ahead of them here for what looks like one of the most open races on the card.
MACHIAVELLI was disappointing in his latest run here 21 days ago when he was sixth, he was behind a couple of his today’s rivals on that occasion. He was coming off a 67-day break on that occasion, having won his previous race in good style. That victory came on his second race after a layoff and Mark Casse’s 4-year-old can repeat the formula here.
The style of his previous course and distance win suggested that Machiavelli is likely to improve for his recent run and he is taken to get back into the winner’s enclosure under the in-form Edgard Zayas.
Six furlongs allowance race on the dirt in the penultimate race of the night for the fillies and mares. A lot of these sprinters are in good form but none more so than COREY GAL.
Gustavo Delgado’s 4-year-old daughter of Corfu is looking to rattle off a hat trick of course and distance victories. The manner of her latest success suggests that she is still very much on the upgrade and well capable of overcoming a poor draw and scoring again.
Edgard Zayas looks to have another cracking book of rides on the card and he can nurse Corey Gal into the race and keep her winning streak going. The nicely drawn Aurelia Garland should give her most to do and is respected from stall 1.