Gulfstream's ninth and feature race is coming up.
It is the $50,000 Mecke Handicap at 11/8 miles on turf for 3-YO and up.
Galleon Mast (7), with C.J. McMahon riding for David Fawkes, is our pick to win. He missed wining by a nose at this distance in a fast time three races ago, and has hit the board in all eight of his Gulfstream turf starts.
For an exacta box we like Galleon Mast with Two Step Time (3) and Spring Up (9).
The veteran Manchurian High will probably need a race after an eight-month layoff.
Look for Diamond Bachelor (1) to play "catch me if you can," and look for at least several horses to do that. Late-runnimng Very Very Stella (8) should be part of trifectas.