Gulfstream Park is open for racing on Thursday with ten races on the card in Hallandale Beach, FL. It’s nice to see two of the more popular racetracks in the US on the schedule today. Along with Gulfstream Park, over in Kentucky they have a racecard at Churchill Downs for Thursday. Churchill Downs is one of the most well-known tracks in the world, so it’s bound to have a big handle today. They opened for racing last weekend and it was a huge success. Business was booming with a total handle of $26.6 million in just two days between Saturday and Sunday.
That’s going to take a chunk away from Gulfstream Park, as bettors turn their attention to some of the bigger names in the game. However, it’s great for the industry as a whole and the betting handle in the US should be huge, especially with the Belmont Stakes in just a month. Victor Martinez’s horse, King Guillermo, will skip the Belmont Stakes and focus on the Kentucky Derby. As unlikely as a Triple Crowd bid was, King Guillermo is officially out of the Triple Crown race.
Gulfstream Park will not have any stakes races until June 6. Churchill Downs will hold a bunch this Saturday, though. That is sure to attract plenty of money from handicappers. As far as today is concerned, we’ll dive into the Pick 5 and Rainbow Pick 6 card at Gulfstream Park. The Rainbow 6 is Race 5-10 and the Pick 5 is for Race 6-10. Head below for our free Gulfstream Park Pick 5 and Rainbow Pick 6 selection for May 21, 2020.
Post Time: 2:46 p.m. EST
Distance: 6 Furlongs
The Rainbow Pick 6 at Gulfstream Park will get started with Race 5 at Gulfstream Park. A 12-horse field will compete for a $16,000 purse. Deckology is your favorite in Race 5, but likely isn’t going to get away with an easy win. Bolt, Big Spender, and Alaskan figured to be involved in this event as well. Alaskan is coming off a win after a fine run on March 11. He took advantage of the drop in class and won by 1 ½ lengths over Storm the Bridge. Alaskan grabbed the lead at the ⅜ pole and didn’t look back. It was the first win of his career and he looks to build on it Thursday.
Bolt is looking to bounce back after finding no success across his last three outings. He won on February 5 by a neck over Call Curt. That prompted a jump in class, and naturally, found no success against better horses. He’s a winner in 1 of 10 races, and as a +2000 underdog, seems to be the value pick for Race 5. It’s not a sure bet by any means, but he could be able to surprise and be involved at the top of the stretch.
He’s likely going to find problems running against Big Spender and Deckology in this race. Deckology is the betting favorite on the morning-line after a strong run on May 1 to place in 2nd behind Awesome Action by ¾ lengths. He’s won 1 of 7 races in his career, and finished 1st, 6th, DNF, 2nd in his previous four outings. With that kind of performance on Thursday, Deckology will be in this race.
Big Spender is a winner in 1 of 10 races and boasts some nice form going into Thursday. He has placed in each of his last two races and in 4 of his previous 5. Still looking to get back to the winner’s circle, but very well could be set to do that today against this field. Big Spender is likely going to be a major contender here.
Post Time: 3:16 p.m. EST
We have a wide-open race in Race 6 with 12 horses signed up looking for the top prize of a $19,000 purse. This is one of those races where there are several horses that look like they have the potential to grab top honors. Nothin But Net is coming off a disappointing result after running well but coming short.
He was placed in 2nd behind Koby Fifty Two by 2 ¼ lengths. In any event, Nothin But Net has showcased some nice consistency and has placed in three straight races. The only race he didn’t place in was as a first-time starter on December 11. He’s likely going to be involved and can win if he’s in his best form.
Senzazione is an interesting participant, as he drops classes for the easiest race of his career. After failing to go nowhere, with finishes of 8th, 7th, 9th, he will look elsewhere for an easier chance to win. Will the drop in class be enough to propel Senzazione to a win in Race 6? Maybe, but it isn’t like he’s going to be dealing with the easiest field that he could have found. Sultannes Crown is another horse that presents some nice value in this one. He has finished 6th, 5th, 6th, 4th, 4th in his career and is coming off the best form of his life. More improvement from that race could lead him to the winner’s circle.
Mountain Breeze is the favorite on the morning-line and a good candidate to succeed here. After finishing 8th in his debut on July 20, 2019, Mountain Breeze returned to the track recently on May 8 with some new form. Mountain Breeze ran 2nd behind Jeeker Joe by a length. He has the potential to do one better and win here, but you have to like the value elsewhere. Nothin But Net is an intriguing selection and has been running in quality form since January. The price looks right on Nothin But Net.
Post Time: 3:49 p.m. EST
Race 7 features a nine-horse field vying for a $17,000 purse. There are a couple of horses to keep an eye on in this field. Ray’swarrior and Star Juancho will be involved, with a potential strong bid by Silent Tiger. Silent Tiger is a winner in 3 of 30 races in his career, with his most recent victory on December 13 by 2 ¼ lengths over Stink Man. Since that win, Silent Tiger has gone 2nd, 3rd, 4th in his previous three races.
Ray’swarrior has won 8 of 29 races in his career and has been in the top-3 in 5 of his previous 6 outings. He’s gone winless in five straight events, with his most recent score on December 15, 2019. Ray’swarrior was a winner by 3 ½ lengths over He Iz Gone. He’s finished 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 6th, 2nd since then and has remained in solid form. Star Juancho will likely provide him and the rest of the field with issues.
Star Juancho drops way down in class after struggling against tough competition. He was rolling against weaker horses, as Star Juancho was in the top-3 in 16 out of 17 races before trying to compete versus the stronger boys. It went okay, but Star Jauncho has finished 4th, 8th, 7th in his previous three races. And with that, Star Juancho is off to try and find a race where he can compete in. Race 7 on Thursday at Gulfstream Park is likely that event.
Post Time: 4:21 p.m. EST
15 horses are going to be in the mix of this 1-mile race for a $25,000 purse on the turf. Lady Fiorella, Trieste, and I Am Magical are all likely going to be involved in this event in the stretch. That goes for Beast of Wildwood as well, who will be running on the outside out of the starting gate. Beast of Wildwood has a win in 5 career races, with the victory coming on January 20 by 5 lengths over Marialuisa. She has finished 5th and then 3rd in her most recent race after that win. Beast of Wildwood trailed the winner for a 6 length loss.
Trieste hails from Brazil, though all of his races have taken place in the US. He made his debut on September 13, 2018 at Kentucky Downs. Trieste has won 1 race in 16 outings since then. It’s been almost a year since Trieste won, which was on May 31, 2019. He’s been inconsistent, finishing 6th, 5th, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 2nd, 7th since that win. Lady Fiorella is the favorite according to the morning-line. That’s because of her recent form on April 24. She showed to finish 3rd behind Simply Story and Golden Garter.
I Am Magical has been at her best on the grass in her career. She has finished 3rd, 5th, 3rd, 5th in her previous four races. Can you guess where she was running on the turf? The British born I Am Magical showed in her races, and didn’t put up much fight on dirt to finish 5th. She was bred to run on grass and that much has been apparent in her career. This looks like a good spot to back I Am Magical to get her first win since May 16, 2019 in England.
Post Time: 4:52 p.m. EST
Distance:6 ½ Furlongs
The feature race of the day at Gulfstream Park has a $48,000 purse. Eight horses will run 6 ½ furlongs to decide a winner in this event on the dirt. It should be a good race, with Fast Pass, Mi Tres Por Ciento, and Admiral Lynch are expected to have bold bids in this event and run near the front. Fast Pass has some stakes experience and is a winner in 11 of 42 races in his career.
He won the Opening Lead Stakes on May 26, 2019, and followed that up by finishing 3rd in the Smile Sprint Stakes (Gr. 3). However, he has struggled otherwise, most recently the World of Trouble Spring Stakes (Gr. 3) where he finished 5th on April 22. He looked better against weaker competition in his next race, placing on March 25, though well back of a win by 6 ½ lengths.
Mi Tres Por Ciento, bred in Chile, will make the second start of his career in the US at Gulfstream Park. He made quite the debut on April 17 to win over Fortin Hill by 3 lengths. Mi Tres Por Ciento had the lead by 1 ½ lengths at the ½ pole and held on for a win. Dating back to October 16, 2019 in Chile, Mi Tres Por Ciento has won four straight races. If he didn’t have to deal with Admiral Lynch, I’d say that he would be in good shape for a win here. However, Admiral Lynch is going to be a tough out.
Admiral Lynch is coming off an impressive performance in the World of Trouble Sprint Stakes (Gr. 3) to place in 2nd behind Jackson by ¾ lengths. It was a race that could have gone either way. Admiral Lynch won by 4 ½ lengths over Jump Shift prior to that race. Overall, he’s a winner in 3 of 14 races in his career. Expect to see him in good form today.
Post Time: 5:24 p.m. PST
The final race of the day takes place on the grass, which will feature a mile event for $19,000. Ingreido and Preacher Marsee are likely going to duel in this race. Magical Mike might be able to threaten from the No. 15 post position as well. He is coming off the best performance of his career to win on April 9. Magical Mike beat Sweet Giant by 1 ¼ lengths. This was after he really struggled to find traction in the first three races of his career. He finished 5th, 8th, 7th in three performances leading up to the win. The drop in class helped a lot.
I think we’re looking at Ingreido and Preacher Marsee dueling in the stretch, though. Ingreido has raced in three events and showcased improved form in his last outing. He finished 7th and 5th, then got the win over Strong Ending by 3 ½ lengths on April 19 for the first win of his career. Preacher Marsee is taking a different route going into Thursday. He couldn’t compete in his last race, but is back on the turf where he’s at his best. In his latest race, Preacher Marsee finished 7th on dirt. However, in three races on grass, Preacher Marsee has finished 1st, 3rd, 2nd. This is where he feels most comfortable and should feel right at home back on the turf. Slight edge to Preacher Marsee in Race 10.