Thursday, July 26, 2018

Thursday: Gulfstream 2:00 PM Post

When Gulfstream Park resumes racing on Thursday, it will be the 68th day of the Spring-Summer meet that began back in early April.

A 10-race card is planned, with first post at 2:00 PM; twilight racing they call it, as last post is 6:37 PM. Sunday's racing action saw 11 races with no off-turf races.

The weather is affecting the track conditions of late, as 8 races were moved off-the-turf last week. That produces more scratches, and makes handicapping harder. It does reduce the field sizes for the multi-race wagers (Pick-4, Pick-5, Rainbow 6) which is a plus for handicapping. 70 winners pocketed $1,212 Sunday on the Rainbow 6, as the favorites won 4 of the six legs of that bet.

To wit
: Thursday's Rainbow 6 has 54 horses entered, about average - but could decline to the mid-to-high 40's after scratches. That's worth noting, with a $448,229 jackpot up for grabs. The Pick 4 and Pick 5 wagers have no carryovers, while the Super Hi-5 shows a $2,189 carryover, likely to be run in race 1 with 10 starters.

Race 5 kicks off the Rainbow 6 at 4:00 PM ET. That race is a maiden special weight for 2 year-old fillies on the dirt, a tough handicap to start off your wagers. Click HERE to subscribe to our blog posts.

We recommend to wager late as possible on the late races mentioned, as the weather and track conditions can change quickly.

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