1/3 Wednesday at Gulfstream Park with the #gullet shot getting home…but at 7/5. The Ductor didn’t think she’d be bet like that, but I guess we’ll take it. No short prices on Thursday, kill shots only. Skip.
Race 1: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Clm 16000
#8 Short Circuit (9/2) – Making her 1st start off the claim for a small barn, this mare moves back to the turf for the 1st time since last year. She’s in good form on synthetic and although she’s stepping up in class, this is the lowest turf level she’s faced. She’s beaten much tougher on turf before and there aren’t any standouts in this low level claimer. She’ll be a square price and Saez sticking around for a barn he’s never ridden for is a positive sign.
Race 5: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) OClm 32000
*Gullet Shot of the Day #5 My Man Flint (15/1) – This is a great handicapping puzzle. There are many evenly matched horses and a nice full field. One things for sure, this pace will be hot, so the Ductor is looking for a closer. #3 Jais’s Solitude (4/1) is the most likely winner, but he Ductor believes My Man Fling has a shot at 4 times the price. This gelding switches back from Tapeta where he ran a good 2nd and shortens back 1/16 a mile. In his three turf races prior he won at 21/1, 13/1 and ran 2nd at 7/1. He has strong late pace figures and this race sets up perfectly for him. Mr. Flint will make our week.
Race 9: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.S.OC 20000n1x
#1 Princess Blakely (20/1) – The Ductor likes another bomb in the finale at Gulfstream Park. This filly ran solid races routing on turf and synthetic for Chad Brown last year. She’s moved to a small, 4% barn and is cutting back to a turf sprint for the 1st time. The barn change will cause her to be completely ignored at the windows, but the Ductor thinks she’s sneaky. She has three fast works entering today and Castellano takes the mount for a barn he’s never ridden for. Whenever he rides for small barns, the Ductor takes note. His jock agent usually knows something the rest of us don’t.