Gulfstream Park Picks: Extravagant Kid back for Walsh on February 2

Gulfstream and their Championship Meet might be on the other side of the Pegasus WC, but that does not mean that they are slowing down ... They are back at it this Wednesday!
Gulfstream and their Championship Meet might be on the other side of the Pegasus WC, but that does not mean that they are slowing down ... They are back at it this Wednesday!

Gulfstream Park Picks - Wednesday, February 2, 2022

  • Race 1: 5-3-4-7
  • Race 2: 6-1-4-2
  • Race 3: 6-5-3-2
  • Race 4: 4-6-1-3
  • Race 5: 1-4-2-7
  • Race 6: 3-7-4-5
  • Race 7: 5-3-4-2
  • Race 8: 1-5-2-3
  • Race 9: 5-6-3-1
  • **Most Likely Winner: Reservenotattained #5 (Race 1)**
  • **Best Value: Spendarella #4 (Race 4)**

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!

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Horse Racing Picks

Most Likely Winner: (Race 1: Reservenotattained #5, 6/5):

The Dobles Barn appears to have an ace up their sleeve in this gelding by Shanghai Bobby. When you are hot, you are hot … Extremely experienced at running on the Gulfstream MT, he is once again back-in-action. Riding a 2-win streak, he is looking to make it 3 in-a-row. Expert rider Irad Ortiz gets the call, and we would expect him to be able to handle these chores. I am not sure that 6/5 is that square a price, but his speed figs, plus the record ... make the M/L odds deserved, I should think.

Wager: $100 Win, #5


Off-the-Pace Play of the Day: (Race 4: Spendarella #4, 12/1):

Betting on a 1st time starter is a risky business because no matter how prepared they might be, it is still a veritable crap shoot. Still, there are some signs that all things are possible … Having trainer Graham Motion in your corner is certainly a positive, and so is having Jose Ortiz in the irons. These 2 are getting together to take a Gainesway homebred out for her 1st spin. A daughter of the fab sire Karakontie, that is even more reason to have some confidence, since his offspring do exceedingly well on the grass. I am not entirely sure that this runner will end up being double-digits come post time, but if she is … I think a bet needs to be put down. The connections have a strong history, she gets 1st time Lasix too … let’s take this high-priced filly to the ball!

Wager: Graduated Wager, WPS, $100 Bankroll, #4 ($10-W, $15-P, $75-S)


Spotlight Race of the Day: (Race 7: Turf, 5F, AOC62.5k, 4+):

We are sprinting on the turf for what amounts to the “Wednesday feature” at Gulfstream Park … A good group of older males will be turning and burning on the sod. The “celeb” drawn in here is definitely Brendan Walsh’s Extravagant Kid #5. The globetrotter made some noise in 2021 when he trucked over to Dubai for the Al Quoz Sprint on World Cup Night. He was ridden expertly by Ryan Moore, who found a way to get to the wire first. That G1 victory got the Darrs Inc. folks excited, and they proceeded to dream big, sending the then-8-yr-old over to England for Royal Ascot (King’s Stand) and to Newmarket (Darley July Cup). Both Group 1s were tough, and his 3rd at “Royal A,” was impressive against 15 others. After trips to Keeneland, Del Mar (BC Sprint), and at the end of last year @GP in the Janus100k, the son of Kiss the Kid looks primed and ready with Tyler Gaffalione aboard. I have surveyed this field, and tried to find a way to beat him … frankly, it doesn’t look possible. There are a few “possible,” but none of the other 7 look to be true rivals. If he is on … then he wins. Maybe what you should do is go to the previous race, the 8th and back Junior Alvarado’s mount, Midnight Bella #3. She is a 5-yr-old mare taking a class drop into this Claiming contest, and she should be a decent price, hovering somewhere around 6/1. Check the tote pricing beforehand, and see where the money is flowing. I am betting the payout might be pretty solid. Time to load up!

Wager: $2 Double, R6-3 w R7-5


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