Gulfstream Park Picks: Brain Trust consulted in R1 January 26

Gulfstream Park kick-off ... it is Pegasus Week! The Wednesday card is ready to go, and so are our picks!
Gulfstream Park kick-off ... it is Pegasus Week! The Wednesday card is ready to go, and so are our picks!

Gulfstream Park Picks - Wednesday, January 26, 2022

  • Race 1: 7-4-6-3
  • Race 2: 3-2-5-1
  • Race 3: 7-2-6-4
  • Race 4: 6-3-2-7
  • Race 5: 1-12-2-5
  • Race 6: 7-5-6-8
  • Race 7: 1-6-5-3
  • Race 8: 5-4-8-1
  • Race 9: 7-10-2-3
  • **Most Likely Winner: Arrow Shape #1 (Race 7)**
  • **Best Value: Brain Trust #7 (Race 1)**

It's Pegasus Week ... The Gulfstream Park Championship Meet is full-steam-ahead! With the addition of Tapeta, plus the MT and Turf Course, it gives bettors a myriad of options!

This Saturday is World Cup Day at the South Florida track, and that means a full card of action. We will have you covered with previews of the Pegasus Turf and World Cup! 

At we have you covered, including all of the action related to the Derby Trail! With the Holy Bull, Fountain of Youth, and the Florida Derby, it is going to be another excellent Florida Series @GP! It is a good time for some of the best that North American racing has to offer. Stay tuned! 

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Horse Racing Picks

Most Likely Winner: (Race 7: Arrow Shape #1, 3/1):

A “most likely” does not have to be the favorite in a race; rather, it is the horse that has the best chance to score. In this dirt sprint, I am pretty interested in making a big bet on Laura Cazares’ Arrow Shape #1. I think this filly by Adios Charlie looks best because she is getting off the Tapeta and back to a surface that should suit. Back in November she was up against some tough runners in a 6F dash … ending up 4th—13 back. I think this OC level is a perfect spot for her, and she has the tactical ability to handle a hot pace, which I believe this will be. Jockey Leo Reyes is in need of a win, and if he can keep from getting boxed in on the rail, he could guide his mount to a score.

Wager: $100 Win, #7


Off-the-Pace Play of the Day: (Race 1: Brain Trust #7, 15/1):

An All-Weather event is where we find ourselves for this 1 mile and 70-yard contest. I am after a price horse this time around, and I think I found a nice one from David Fawkes’ midst. A filly by Hard Spun, this 3-yr-old has one race to her credit, and that may not look like much of an effort … I would not judge her too harshly because now she knows what is going on—some racing. You want an MC Co. runner to be lightly-raced, and looking at her conditioner’s numbers … he is solid with 1st time Lasix/2nd career race. The services of Jesus Rios should be good enough, and the price is going to be juicy in the double-digits. In for a tag of $16k, I would be looking to snag this one … claim ‘em.

Wager: Graduated Wager, WPS, $100 Bankroll, #7 ($10-W, $15-P, $75-S)


Spotlight Race of the Day: (Race 8: Turf, 1 1/16th, Clm35kn2L, F&M 4+):

With the GP Racing Office ship heading towards the massive Pegasus Weekend, you cannot expect to have a Wednesday card laden with “features.” Still, here is a turf race that looks promising, if it remains on the grass. I say “if,” because it appears that most of those races have come off the stuff, moving over to the unpopular Tapeta. Of the 8 drawn-in here, I am sure quite a bit of attention will be directed towards George Weaver’s Systematic #8. Not only is this filly by Outwork fairly classy, she gets Irad Ortiz. The celebrated rider has had a rocky time of late what with a NYRA suspension back in December, and then an injury. Todd Pletcher will be watching this week, in order to determine if the pilot is fit enough to be aboard his ace in the Pegasus WC, Life Is Good. I am not that interested in supporting Weaver’s entry because I am keener on Mike Maker’s uncoupled entry, Miss Delicious #1 and Mongolian Mission #4. Of these, the former is one of those classic Maker claims that could be very dangerous. His numbers are strong when it comes to “next out” races in this situation, and I would not want to go against Paco Lopez on the turf. If you look at this daughter of California Chrome’s NYRA back class, it looks pretty stern. The pedigree is not too shabby on the dam side with Speightstown in the bloodline. As for the latter, Maker had this one on the GP turf right before Christmas, and she just failed at a pretty square price—5/1, finished last out of 8. The good news is that means she will be even higher on the tote come Wednesday afternoon. With Javier Castellano in the irons, I like this daughter of the great Noble Mission (GB) quite a bit. One other to add to the mix that shows promise is the NYRA invader from Jeremiah Englehart’s barn. It is good to see this conditioner coming down to S. Florida to compete, and I would not count out Alpha Babe #5. The former runner of Rob Atras’ has some solid turf efforts under her, and who doesn’t like the versatility of Malibu Moon. I want to use all of these entries on a good ole-fashioned Trifecta ticket. Here goes … the head-bob? It goes to Englehart’s filly … for the win.

Wager: Trifecta Box, $2, 1/4/5/8


Pegasus Week is here … Enjoy another fab Wednesday trackside for the Championship Meet! Best of luck on another run at Gulfstream Park!

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