We are back at the beautiful Gulfstream Park on Wednesday looking for a Pick 5 and Rainbow Pick 6 win. I would certainly welcome a win on both tickets, but just one would be fine. We came super close from hitting back-to-back multi-bet wins on consecutive days yesterday. With just one more horse needed for a win, we couldn’t get it and fell by one race. I should say we lost by one place, because our horse finished 2nd in Race 6 at Lone Star Park. Bandit Swanson finished 2nd behind Midnight Patriot to prevent the Pick 3 from coming in. Ouch. In any event, we won the day before and you can’t complain about that. A successful day at Gulfstream Park would result in a much bigger win on the Pick 5 or Pick 6. Head below for our free Gulfstream Park Pick 5 and Rainbow Pick 6 selections for June 10, 2020.
Pick 6: Race 5-10
Pick 5: Race 6-10
Post Time: 2:05 p.m. EST
Distance: 5 Furlongs
Race 5 will be a short race of 5 furlongs for a generous purse of $65,000. Amanzi Yimpilo and Acting Lucky are likely going to get into a duel, while Tik Tok Famous should be lurking. Like most horses in this race, Tik Tok Famous, is a first-time starter and looked good in recent workouts. Those were only at 3 furlongs, though, with times of 35.11, 38.25, and 35.15 seconds. There were great improvements made from 39.66 and 39.09 seconds in April. Expect Tik Tok Famous to hang with Acting Lucky and Amanzi Yimpilo, but likely won’t have enough in the tank to keep up late.
Amanzi Yimpilo is a rookie making her racecourse debut on Wednesday, too. It might be her debut, but she sure looked good in her most recent workout on May 30. Amanzi Yimpilo completed 4 furlongs with a time of 47.95 seconds. This horse was not cheap and is expected to win races. She may very well win right out of the gate as a rookie. Amanzi Yimpilo was bought for $300,000 in September.
With that price tag, results are supposed to follow in this class. Her biggest threat will be Acting Lucky, who will enter the starting gate for the second time in her career. She was strong to place on May 14 behind Dayoutoftheoffice by 4 ¾ lengths. Amanzi Yimpilo has been the better horse in the morning, though. Acting Lucky notched 49.20 seconds in her most recent workout over 4 furlongs. Prior to that, she completed her workout with a time of 50.60 seconds. Acting Lucky was a $45,000 purchase in September and isn’t expected to have a career like Amanzi Yimpilo. The nod goes to the No. 2 horse on my ticket.
Post Time: 2:37 p.m. EST
5 more furlongs on the turf at Gulfstream Park in Race 6. The stakes drop considerably, as this event is only for $27,000. Nine horses are expected to participate. Remaster, Young Raymond, and No Nay Maybe are expected to do some damage in Race 6. Young Raymond has won 1 of 5 races in his career. He notched the win on February 26 by 4 lengths over Putman. It was a wire-to-wire win for Young Raymond. It was the third straight race that Young Raymond finished in the top-2. However, he faltered hard in his next performance to finish 6th on April 11.
No Nay Maybe has been on a similar path, placing three races ago, winning two races ago, and 6th in his most recent performance on March 5. He was a winner by 3 lengths over Mr Nappy as the betting favorite. No Nay Maybe was not a favorite in his next effort, but was expected to run better than 6th. He was up against Remaster in that event and was blown away. Remaster finished 2nd in that race to lose by a neck against Miami Crockett. He was about 5 lengths ahead of No Nay Maybe at the wire.
The Irish, Remaster, has been nothing but strong in his four-race career. He has been in the top-3 in all of his races, with a win and placing twice. In his victory, Remaster finished 3 ¼ lengths ahead of Kuduro. He showed in his most recent entry to finish behind Miami Crockett and Legendary Prince. Against this field on Wednesday, that effort might be more than enough to get the win.
Post Time: 3:09 p.m. EST
Race 7 will have a mile of racing for a $33,000 purse on Wednesday afternoon. Lovely Lady Lexi, Gesture, and Don’t Get Khozy are on my shortlist here. Gesture is the biggest underdog in the event as a +1200 longshot on the morning-line. Having said that, Gesture has shown strides and might be ready to pull off back-to-back wins.
After finishing 5th and 4th in her first two events, Gesture turned things up with a win on April 22 by 10 ¾ lengths in a blowout over West Burke. The improved form was something to note for Gesture. My only concern with Gesture is that a 52-second workout on May 22 could have been better. However, if you are confident that Gesture brings the same form from her win in April then Gesture will be close to an upset.
Don’t Get Khozy has been in good form to finish in the top-2 in three straight races, including back-to-back wins on April 19 and May 14. She has been in the top-3 in 6 of her previous 7 races and will be a contender in this one. Don’t Get Khozy was ¾ lengths back of a win on May 22 in her latest performance. Just a bit more kick and Don’t Get Khozy would have been good for her fourth win. She is a winner in 3 of 13 races going into today.
Lovely Lady Lexi is hot and could be ready for more. She has won 2 of 7 races in her career and has been in the top-2 in each of her previous two outings. Lovely Lady Lexi won back-to-back events on January 20 and February 28, and 2nd in her most recent event on May 15, though this is a stronger assignment. I think this race should come down to Don’t Get Khozy and Lovely Lady Lexi, with Don’t Get Khozy getting the slight edge on my ticket.
Post Time: 3:41 p.m. EST
We’re back on the turf for Race 8, with 5 furlongs of racing scheduled on the dirt. A purse of $47,000 is on offer for the event. Worth Avenue, Awsum Roar, and Heir Ball will likely be involved in the stretch. Awsum Roar and Heir Ball are my top two horses, with Awsum Roar and Heir Ball in decent form going into Wednesday. Awsum Roar has been up front for a while now, with five straight races, going back to December, in the top-3, including a win on January 29.
She has also been in the top-3 in 10 of her previous 11 races, and was on a four-race winning streak from July 11, 2019 and October 18, 2019. Overall, Awsum Roar has won 9 of 22 races in her career. In her most recent outing, she showed in 3rd behind Catch a Thrill and Catharsis. It’s hard to ignore Awsum Roar here.
Heir Ball will do her best to keep Awsum Road out of the equation. She is a winner in 5 out of 23 races and has consistently been up front recently as well. Heir Ball has finished in the top-3 in six straight races, with her most recent victory on January 5 over Band of Angels by a half length. Heir Ball has been a consistent runner, and she is presented with a winnable challenge on Wednesday afternoon.
Post Time: 4:13 p.m. EST
If you are following the Road to the Kentucky Derby, a name or two might stick out in this race. Ete Indian and Sole Volante are Kentucky Derby hopefuls, with Ete Indien essentially guaranteed a spot in the Kentucky Derby at this point. Ete Indien has registered 74 points for 6th on the leaderboard. Sole Volante is on the fence right now with 30 points for 16th. Ete Indien is a longshot to win the Kentucky Derby, but cannot be ignored.
He has won 3 of 6 races in his career, and won the Fountain of Youth Stakes (Gr. 2) on February 29 in impressive form. Ete Indien won by 8 ½ lengths over Candy Tycoon. Ete Indien was good in the Holy Bull Stakes (Gr. 3) for 2nd on February 1, and 3rd in the Florida Derby (Gr. 1) on March 28. Those fields were just too much to handle, but an easier opportunity presents itself on Wednesday.
Sole Volante has won 3 of 5 races in his career, with the highlight a win in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (Gr. 3) on February 8. He followed that up to finish 2nd in the Tampa Bay Derby (Gr. 2) on March 7. Sole Volante has finished in the top-3 in all five races in his career. He’s a strong horse that might deserve a shot in the Kentucky Derby in September. However, Ete Indien likely just has a bit more in him to edge out Sole Volante for the win.
Post Time: 4:45 p.m. EST
A wide-open mile race on the dirt will close out Wednesday at Gulfstream Park. It should be an entertaining race for a $20,000 purse. Third Army and Geonosis are going to be strong contenders for the top prize in Race 10. Third Army is the betting favorite in this one, with a price of +250 on the morning-line.
He slides down in class after finishing 4th in back-to-back races on February 16 and March 11. Third Army was strong in back-to-back outings on December 21, 2019 and January 19 to win and place. However, Third Army has been an inconsistent competitor. He has finished 6th, 7th, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 4th in his previous six outings. Third Army has been running just about everywhere.
Geonosis has been running well since late last year. He finished 3rd on December 29, 2019 and kept that energy up. Geonosis followed up with a win on May 17 by 4 ½ lengths. He is a winner in 2 of 12 races, while Third Army has wins in 3 of 13 races. It should be a close call at the wire between two quality race horses. I will give the slight edge to the more consistent runner, Geonosis, to close out my Pick 5 and Pick 6 tickets at Gulfstream Park on Thursday.