Gulfstream Park Pick 5 and Rainbow Pick 6 Selections for July 8, 2020

Gulfstream Park Pick 5 and Rainbow Pick 6 Selections for July 8, 2020

We’re at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday searching for a winning Rainbow Pick 6 ticket. If the Pick 6 hits, then that means the Pick 5 is a winner as well. There is $178,627.00 being carried over to the jackpot for the Wednesday card. Belmont Park has a big jackpot in the cards for tomorrow, as they’ll have $400,040.00 being carried over. Today is a day for Indiana Grand to shine in the spotlight. They have six stakes races scheduled on the card, which includes the Indiana Derby (Gr. 3) for a $300,000 purse. The Indiana Oaks (Gr. 2) is another big race on the docket in Indiana today. We will have you covered at Indiana Grand, but first let’s dive into the card at Gulfstream Park in search for a huge payday in Hallandale Beach.

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Race 5

(1) Auger
+1500 (15/1)
(2) Nothin But Net
+200 (2/1)
(3) Valid Exchange
+1500 (15/1)
(4) Churchills Victory
+2000 (20/1)
(5) Noble Nebraskan
+1500 (15/1)
(6) Bridologist
+250 (5/2)
(7) King of Rock
+250 (5/2)
(8) Cold Warrior
+450 (9/2)
(9) Uncage the Cat
+2000 (20/1)
(10) Fifty Cents
+600 (6/1)
(4) Silver Connection
+1200 (12/1)

Post Time: 2:05 p.m. EST
Distance: 5 Furlongs
Purse: $19,000

The Rainbow Pick 6 at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday starts with Race 5 scheduled for the turf. I’m looking at King of Rock and Nothin But Net in this one. Bridologist has a good chance of getting the win here as well. All are coming off solid performances in their most recent outings. Bridologist finished 3rd as a first-time runner on March 7, and then did a place better for 2nd on June 3.

He finished 5 lengths back of Legal Deal to place and get some of the money out of a $21,000 purse. Bridologist is down slightly in this one, as he vies for a $19,000 purse. He held strong for 2nd throughout the race and didn’t give it up. Since finishing 2nd, Bridologist completed a 3-furlong workout with a time of 36.72 seconds. Note Bridiologist will only race on the main track today.

Nothin But Net has been a model of consistency over his last three races. He finished 5th on December 11, 2019 as a rookie, and then placed in three straight outings. In his most recent race, Nothin But Net finished behind Kobe Fifty Two by 2 ¼ lengths. Nothin But Net was the favorite in that race, so I’m not sure that was the result his connections were looking for.

King of Rock has raced in three events, finishing 4th, 11th, 2nd so he’s been a bit inconsistent thus far. If this race stays on the turf it’s going to be between Nothin But Net and King of Rock. I like the consistency that Nothin But Net has showcased over King of Rock. I wouldn’t have King of Rock on my shortlist if I didn’t think he can’t win here, but who knows which horse shows up today. With Nothin But Net, it’s a good bet that you’re going to get a solid performance out of him.

The Bet
(2) NOTHIN BUT NET

Race 6

(1) Shidoshi
+3000 (30/1)
(2) Surf Shack
+800 (8/1)
(3) Pont Du Gard
+600 (6/1)
(4) My Point Exactly
+250 (5/2)
(5) Mr Wrench It
+3000 (30/1)
(6) Long Gray Line
+800 (8/1)
(7) Rule Yourself
+1500 (15/1)
(8) Colonist
+450 (9/2)
(9) Bourbon in May
+350 (7/2)
(10) Robintakincharge
+400 (4/1)

Post Time: 3:27 p.m. EST
Distance:1 ⅛ Miles
Purse: $31,000

Race 6 features another turf race at Gulfstream Park, with 1 ⅛ miles of racing for a $31,000 purse in this one. I have Colonist and My Point Exactly on my shortlist in Race 6. My Point Exactly is the betting favorite from the No. 4 post position. My Point Exactly has plenty of experience with 61 races in his career. He is 12 for 61 with his most recent win on January 20.

My Point Exactly won back-to-back events back then, but hasn’t made a trip back to the winner’s circle. Since the win, My Point Exactly has finished 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 5th. He raced in the Little Magician Stakes on February 12 and was strong to finish 2nd. In his latest performance, My Point Exactly was 5th on June 19 for a $47,000 purse. He’s back down in class today, so a better result is expected. My Point Exactly has stakes experience, but hasn’t been in a graded event since the Appleton Stakes in 2017. It’s only been Black Type stakes races since then.

Colonist has stakes experience and has been in some top-flight races, including the Shoemaker Mile, Del Mar Handicap, and Del Mar Derby. Colonist is 3 for 20 in his career and gets a drop in class to a winnable level for Wednesday. He finished 6th in his most recent race on June 24, and has gone 3rd, 8th, 6th, 3rd, 6th in his last five events. Against this competition, I think Colonist is getting a bit of disrespect on the morning-line. He should be a player in Race 6.

The Bet
(8) COLONIST

Race 7

(1) Allustra
+450 (9/2)
(2) R Mercedes Boy
+180 (9/5)
(3) Ice Tea
+250 (52)
(4) Aequor
+600 (6/1)
(5) Meade
+800 (8/1)
(6) Create Again
+1200 (12/1)
(7) Geonosis
+1000 (10/1)

Post Time: 3:09 p.m. EST
Distance:1 Mile
Purse:$27,000

Race 7 will have a mile of racing on the main track for a $27,000 purse. Ice Tea and R Mercedes Boy are likely going to get into a duel in this one. They are both going to have a chance at the top prize in Race 7. Ice Tea is a winner in 11 of 26 races, with his most recent victory January 4 at Gulfstream Park. From 2017 to 2019, Ice Tea won 7 of 8 races for some excellent form. He attempted stakes racing after that, but Ice Tea has been inconsistent since. Ice Tea has finished 3th, 4th, 1st, 3rd, 6th, 4th after completing a hat-trick last July. In his most recent race on June 17, Ice Tea was 4th for a $47,000 purse. This will be an easier assignment.

R Mercedes Boy is expected to be the stingiest test for Ice Tea in Race 7. He’s been consistent since finishing 5th in the Marion County Florida Sire Stakes (Black Type) on December 14, 2019. R Mercedes Boy has gone 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd from April 16 to June 20. In his latest race, R Mercedes Boy finished 4 ¼ lengths behind Win With Pride for a $31,000 purse. This is slightly down in class, but in the same ballpark. This should be another consistent performance for R Mercedes Boy, expect him to be around the front in the stretch. Though, I will take my chances on Ice Tea, who has raced against tougher competition in his career.

The Bet
(3) ICE TEA

Race 8

(1) Grand Hideaway
+1500 (15/1)
(2) Diligent
+500 (5/1)
(3) Seagar
+800 (8/1)
(4) Bahamian Beat
+140 (7/5)
(5) Apache
+1200 (12/1)
(6) Sir Aggravator
+600 (6/1)
(7) Halo’s Dance
+1500 (15/1)
(8) Carson and I
+3000 (30/1)
(9) Don V.
+400 (4/1)

Post Time: 3:41 p.m. EST
Distance:5 Furlongs
Purse:$31,000

Race 8 is a slight uptick in class at Gulfstream Park. $31,000 is on offer across 5 furlongs on the turf. There are three participants making their debut on Wednesday. Diligent is one of them and is on my shortlist. The 3-year-old has been working hard in the morning, but hasn’t appeared in an event until today. Diligent has appeared to be in good form, with 4 furlongs completed at 49.35, 49.49, 50.09, and 51.13 seconds.

You don’t really like to see Diligent slowing down from May to June, but I do like the fact that Diligent just received a 1-mile workout. Diligent completed the circuit with a time of 1:45.84. Diligent was purchased for $325,000 in April 2019. Positive results are expected with that price tag. You can’t ignore him as a first-time starter.

Bahamian Beat is a leading contender to win Race 8. He has three races on his resume and has finished 5th, 5th, 2nd. Great improvements were made on May 22. It was the best form of his career so far, as Bahamian Beat finished a neck behind Mr Nappy. Bahamian Beat was good enough to finish 2nd to show tremendous improvement from his first two races. That was after he dropped a class, so that has something to do with it as well. Bahamian Beat went from competing for a $60,000 and $41,000 purse to $30,000. This is the easiest race of Bahamian Beat’s career and that should be the difference.

The Bet
(4) BAHAMIAN BEAT

Race 9

(1) Baccarat Fashion
+250 (5/2)
(2) Sayonara Baby
+300 (3/1)
(3) Takecharge Mirella
+600 (6/1)
(4) J’s Indian Charm
+400 (4/1)
(5) Bargainaire
+350 (7/2)
(6) Trevess
+600 (6/1)

Post Time: 4:13 p.m. EST
Distance:6 Furlongs
Purse:$47,000

Two more races on the racecard at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday. It’s a small six-horse field battling in the feature race for a $47,000 purse. This will take place on the main track over 6 furlongs. It should be a good one, with Bargainaire and Baccarat Fashion my two favorites in the event. With Bargainaire you get a consistent performer who is likely going to be running up front. Bargainaire has finished in the top-3 in 8 of his previous 9 events.

Since October, Bargaianaire has gone 2nd, 2nd, 1st, 1st, 5th, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd. You cannot argue with that consistency. Overall, Bargainaire has won 4 of 20 races throughout her career. In his most recent outing, Bargainaire finished 5 lengths back of Crumb Bun for a $46,000 purse. Prior to that, Bargainaire was 1 ½ lengths short of Solitary Gem in a $29,000 event on May 16. Expect another close run for Bargainaire on Wednesday, with a possible win in the cards. She made a nice workout of 49 seconds on June 27 over 4 furlongs.

And with Baccarat Fashion you’re getting a horse that is facing easier competition today. She has stakes experience, with appearances in the Rampart Stakes (Gr. 3) and Inside Information Stakes (Gr. 2). The Grade 2 event was way too tough for Baccarat Fashion as she finished 7th. She followed that up for 3rd on February 26 and 9th on April 12.

Baccarat Fashion enters off a layoff after the race in April. In three June workouts, she finished 50.96, 49.60, and 50.28 seconds while 49.73 seconds on July 4. Baccarat Fashion has been in tougher events throughout her career, but you can’t fault the consistency with Bargainaire, who is getting a favorable price on the morning-line.

The Bet
(5) BARGAINAIRE

Race 10

(1) Swingin On a Star
+600 (6/1)
(2) Chanelin
+3000 (30/1)
(3) Wild Wine
+800 (8/1)
(4) Money House
+500 (5/1)
(5) Trinni Dancer
+3000 (30/1)
(6) O Driscoll
+160 (8/5)
(7) Big’s Gray Day
+2000 (20/1)
(8) Nit Pick
+3000 (30/1)
(9) Last Jet Out
+2000 (20/1)
(10) Nobodyknowsnothin
+250 (5/2)

Post Time: 4:45 p.m. EST
Distance:5 Furlongs
Purse:$19,000

Race 10 represents the final race of our Rainbow Pick 6 and Pick 5 on Wednesday. I’m shortlisting Nobodyknowsnothin and O Driscoll. Nobodyknowsnothin drops in class after finding no success with finishes of 8th, 7th, 6th in his previous three entries. In his most recent outing, Nobodyknowsnothin finished 6th and was completely outmatched as an underdog for a $20,000 purse. Clearly this isn’t the biggest drop in class, but this isn’t the most difficult race that he will participate in. Nobodyknowsnothin has tailed off after starting out with finishes of 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 3rd. I will say that he has looked strong in the morning, with recorded times of 48.93, 48.14, 49.67, and 49.03 seconds over 4 furlongs.

O Driscoll will be making the fourth start of her career following, and has been in good form in his last two performances. The young colt finished 2nd on May 17 to finish 1 ½ lengths behind We Connected. He had the lead at the ½ pole and the top of the stretch by a half length, but was unable to hold on at 6 ½ furlongs. This is a shorter event, so that should benefit O Driscoll. He likely wins that race if it were 5 furlongs. O Driscoll followed up for 3rd on June 21. I’m on O Driscoll to edge out Nobodyknowsnothing in Race 10.

The Bet
(6) O DRISCOLL
Kyle E / Author

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