Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park Racing Free Tipsheet – Friday, Feb 16th, 2024

Welcome to an action-packed day at Gulfstream Park this Friday, February 16th! Let's get straight into the tips and top picks for each race, with a bit of insight into why they might cross the finish line first or offer great value as a longshot.

RACE #1 – 12.10 PM

Distance: 1 Mile 70 Yards on the All-Weather Track

  • Top Pick: #2 Current Situation (7-2) – The combination of L Saez's riding and the horse's consistent training patterns suggest readiness.
  • Consider Longshot: #6 Radiant Gem (30-1) – With a huge price, this horse has an outside chance if the race falls apart. Potential for a big payoff.

RACE #2 – 12.39 PM

Distance: 5 Furlongs on the Turf

  • Top Pick: #2 Uncaptured Dove (9-2) – I Ortiz, Jr.'s high win percentage makes this horse a solid pick in a competitive field.
  • Consider Longshot: #8 Applause (10-1) – The jockey's turf experience and the horse's recent workouts suggest they could outperform their odds.

RACE #3 – 01.09 PM

Distance: 5 1/2 Furlongs on the All-Weather Track

  • Top Pick: #7 Whiskey and Wine (15-1) – Going for a longshot here because of the unpredictable nature of maiden races, and this one shows promise at high odds.
  • Consider Longshot: #5 Blue Soldier (15-1) – Another high-odds horse that could surprise, especially with a jockey switch signaling intent.

RACE #4 – 01.39 PM

Distance: 6 Furlongs on the Dirt

  • Top Pick: #7 Kiki (7-2) – I Ortiz, Jr. aboard, this horse has the speed to lead and sustain till the end.
  • Consider Longshot: #1 Just Take Notes (9-2) – Close to the rail and with potential early speed, this could offer value.

RACE #5 – 02.09 PM

Distance: 1 Mile on the Turf

  • Top Pick: #6 Butterfly Queen (7-5) – With I Ortiz, Jr. riding, this favorite is hard to look past given the jockey's exceptional record on turf.
  • Consider Longshot: #7 My Little Secret (15-1) – At these odds, the horse's late charge could make it a strong contender for at least a place.

RACE #6 – 02.39 PM

Distance: 7 Furlongs on the Dirt

  • Top Pick: #1 El Tekilero (10-1) – A bold choice, but the horse has shown glimpses of talent that could translate into a win here.
  • Consider Longshot: #2 Blazing Tyreek (15-1) – Worth a look for those seeking value, especially with a bit of chaos in the race.

RACE #7 – 03.08 PM

Distance: 1 Mile 70 Yards on the All-Weather Track

  • Top Pick: #2 Calming Sea (7-2) – E Gonzalez has been riding well, and this horse's stamina could be the key.
  • Consider Longshot: #7 Shez Speightful (30-1) – A massive longshot, but with potential for a surprise, especially with any pace battles up front.

RACE #8 – 03.37 PM

Distance: 1 Mile on the Turf

  • Top Pick: #10 Bored No More (3-1) – Top choice with I Ortiz, Jr.; this horse has the pedigree and training for a big run.
  • Consider Longshot: #9 Just Maryann (12-1) – At these odds, the horse's recent form on turf signals potential for an upset.

RACE #9 – 04.07 PM

Distance: 7 Furlongs on the Dirt

  • Top Pick: #1 Lightning Tones (4-1) – Solid pick with E Gonzalez, who's looking for opportunities to leverage the horse's gate speed.
  • Consider Longshot: #6 Morgan Point (10-1) – This one could find the extra gear needed to compete, offering great value.

These picks are based on form, jockey performance, and a bit of intuition. Remember, in horse racing, anything can happen, so always wager responsibly!