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Gulfstream Park: Wednesday Full Card Selections, Analysis

The big story out of Gulfstream Park this week is the Fountain of Youth. The Kentucky Derby prep race is the 2nd at Gulfstream and is the lead up to the Florida Derby.

Lackluster Derby Preps

Excitement has been building as the Road to the Kentucky Derby has been heating up. However, the performances in recent races like the Risen Star and the Rebel have left a Derby field badly in need of a superstar.

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Hopefully that all changes this weekend when 2 year old champion Forte returns the track for a run in Saturday’s Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park. A win in the race would almost assuredly make him the lone front runner in the future pools.

Derby Prep Coverage

Along with every card from Gulfstream Park this weekend, Betting News will bring coverage of all 4 Derby Preps this weekend.

Wednesday Full Card Selections

Gulfstream Park Full Card Selections for Wednesday, March 1
Gulfstream Park Full Card Selections for Wednesday, March 1

Gulfstream Park- Race 1

Post: 12:10 PM ET; $35k Maiden Claiming going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 11

  • #11 LOOKINASSAH (9-5) gets the top selection. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Pinchin and Ortiz. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #5 VICTORY LINE (9-2) makes sense in this race. He shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 1/16 mile distance.
  • #7 MASTER OOGWAY (5-1) isn’t without hope. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #8 GENTLEMAN GERRY (15-1) is a price horse and is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. This one should have plenty of foundation to get the distance in this spot.

Selections: 11- 5 – 7 – 8

Gulfstream Park- Race 2

Post: 12:39 PM ET; $21k Maiden Claiming going 1 mile 70 yards on all weather track; Entries: 7

  • #5 BLACK ICE (8-5) is the top pick. She has races good enough to beat this group. This one is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.
  • #4 LEAD PERFORMER (5-2) appears to be a major player in this race. She shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile 70 yard distance.
  • #1 ANTRIM (15-1) is a price horse and looks like the type of horse that could outrun the odds. This all-weather track can produce some long shots.
  • #3 FOR THE THRILL (8-1) should be competitive in this spot. She comes into the race in really good form.

Selections: 5 – 4 – 1 – 3

Gulfstream Park- Race 3

Post: 1:08 PM ET; $23k Claiming going 1 1/16 miles on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #9 HERCULES (7-2) looks best here. This one has class numbers that make him a major factor in this race.
  • #8 TONE FEELIN (5-2) should be competitive in this spot. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #3 HIERRO (7-2) could be in with a shot in this race. He has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #5 MOON OVER MONTANA (6-1) isn’t without hope. He seems to fit well enough here. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.

Selections: 9 – 8 – 3 – 5

Gulfstream Park- Race 4

Post: 1:39 PM ET; $50k Maiden Optional Claiming going 5 furlongs on all weather track; Entries: 7

  • #2 ALPHA BLUE (3-1) gets the top selection. He goes out for the Joseph barn and gets Zayas in the irons. This one makes sense on speed figures.
  • #7 AWESOME CRUSADER (7-2) appears to be a major player in this race. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one goes out for the Nicks barn and gets Gaffalione in the irons.
  • #3 RAISE A PROFIT (5-1) should be competitive in this spot. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Maragh and Ortiz.
  • #1 JERRY’S TURN (4-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts. This one looks to be the class of the field.

Selections: 2 – 7 – 3 – 1

Gulfstream Park- Race 5

Post: 2:09 PM ET; $32k Maiden Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #5 LUNA TUNA (2-1) is the top pick. She has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #8 OMO TEN GIRL (5-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here. This one projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #7 TROTTING GEAR (8-1) debuts here and appears to be a factor in this spot. She has to be respected going out for the combination of Pompay and Reyes. This one has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #1 BOTITA (4-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She should be part of the early pace in this spot. This one is well bred for this spot.

Selections: 5 – 8 – 7 – 1

Gulfstream Park- Race 6

Post: 2:39 PM ET; $86k Allowance Optional Claiming going 5 furlongs on turf; Entries: 10

  • #10 SURE CAN (5-1) looks best here. She has to be respected going out for the combination of Lynch and Perez. This one has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #5 ALTERNATE ROCK (4-1) makes sense on speed figures.
  • #8 VAI BELLA (4-1) isn’t without hope. She goes out for the Antonia Sano barn and he will give the leg up to Ortiz here.
  • #1 WHATCHAMACALL (8-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. She has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.

Selections: 10- 5 – 8 – 1

Gulfstream Park- Race 7

Post: 3:08 PM ET; $34k Starter Optional Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #1 SINGING THE OLDIES (5-2) gets the top selection. She has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #5 GIRL BYE (3-1) should be competitive in this spot. She should be part of the early pace in this spot. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 6 furlong distance.
  • #2 FINAL EPISODE (5-1) has races good enough to beat this group. This one has been good under these conditions in the past.
  • #4 LADY OCEAN (8-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She has the stamina to carry her speed here.

Selections: 1 – 5 – 2 – 4

Gulfstream Park- Race 8

Post: 3:38 PM ET; $50k Maiden Optional Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 11

  • #1 PILLBOX (9-5) is the top pick. She makes sense on speed figures. This one has to be respected going out for the combination of Maker and Ortiz.
  • #9 CURIOUSLY (7-2) should be competitive in this spot. She shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance.
  • #2 DOWNBURST (9-2) looks to be the class of the field. While she may not be the most likely winner, this one feels like a horse that will be around late.
  • #3 MISCREANT (8-1) seems to be running for the minor placings in this contest. She seems to fit well enough here.

Selections: 1 – 9 – 2 – 3

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