Thursday, August 4, 2016

Gulfstream: Fast and Firm for Thursday

The dirt track is listed as fast and the turf course is listed as firm for Gulfstream Park’s ten-race Thursday card.

First post is at 1:00 p.m. The Weather Channel forecast is for just a five percent chance of rain during racing hours in Hallandale Beach where Gulfstream is located.
Five races are scheduled for turf, including the featured eighth race.

It is a $43,000 allowance at five furlongs on turf for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.  It is a $25,000 optional claimer.

Blame Dixie, Sound Defence and Missworldvenezuela are likely favorites in a nine-horse field.  Scheduled post is 4:43 p.m. 

The latter two have one win each at five furlongs on turf, in optional claimers, at Gulfstream this year.
Last fall, Blame Dixie won an optional claimer at five furlongs on turf at the Gulfstream Park West meet at Calder.

Storm Sense, at 20-1in the morning line, could be an attractive option for the exacta.

She is cutting back from a series of 1 1/16 mile turf claiming and optional claiming races at Gulfstream.  She has shown early speed in those races, all since last December, with three wins and a third place finish in eight starts. 

*There is a carryover of $280,007 on the Rainbow 6 on races five through ten.

The carryover is growing because Gulfstream has gone 18 straight race days without the jackpot/carryover payoff requirement of just one ticket  with  the winners of  all  six  Rainbow 6 races  

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