Woof. 0/3 at Gulfstream Park Saturday is not what the Ductor ordered. Nothing like getting whacked right on the chin. Lucky for us, we have Sunday to bail us out. Skip.
Gulfstream Park Race 1: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Clm 16000
#6 Crack Shot (15/1) – The Ductor might be smoking something, but he’s a bomber the Ductor likes. He’s dropping to his lowest career level today and stretching out to a route for the first time. He’s been running average sprint races, but there’s no telling how far he wants to go. The Ductor hopes they’re smart enough to send him right to the lead in a race without any other early speed.
Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.OC 75000n1x
#10 Silver Stripes (8/1) – This filly was impressive on debut at Gulfstream for a barn that doesn’t win at a high clip with first time starters. She was sold for 800k and her breeding is tremendous. Now moving from synthetic to the turf in her second career start, she has major upside.
Race 10: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Mdn 84k
*Gullet Shot of the Day Mesaoria (4/1) – It will all come down to the last race of the weekend for the Ductor. This filly’s best race came at this distance at Aqueduct last fall. She made a nice middle move into a hot pace and still held on for 3rd. Her race last time off the bench was too far and on the wrong surface. Switching back to turf today and cutting back to a mile, she’s going to fire a big effort. The post isn’t ideal, but the Ductor thinks we’ll get more like 6/1.