Gulfstream Park Pick 6 Carryover: $905,127
The Pick 6 Jackpot will be back in play at Gulfstream Park or Thursday. Gulfstream Park is getting a lot of publicity recently because of the $520,000 won in the Pick 5 contest over the weekend. The successful bettor only wagered 50 cents to take down the monster prize. With only 50 cents required to participate in these contests, don’t be afraid to take some chances with big underdogs here and there.
None of which were really successful yesterday, though all it can is one day for the dogs to bark. It’s only a 50-cent bet, so you can have fun for less than the price of a coffee. The odds are of course going to be stacked against winning, but there is a lot of upside to be had for just 50 cents. Gulfstream Park will resume racing on Thursday, and the Pick 6 Jackpot will be live. Note that BetOnline is offering a Pick 3 and Pick 5 contest today, so you can get in on this with a 7% cash rebate on losses. Head below for our free Gulfstream Park Pick 6 selections for April 16, 2020.
Post Time: 1:00 EST
Distance: 1 1/16 Miles
Race 1 at Gulfstream Park is scheduled for an early afternoon post time of 1:00 EST. Ten horses are scheduled to participate, with more than half of the field catching big odds. Half of the field will likely close at post time with odds over +1000. It’s likely going to be a contest between Strella’s War and She Fled the Scene. Both horses must be respected here. To a lesser extent, Aerodynamic who gets the inside rail out of the gate might have a case here.
Aerodynamic has shown in three career races and is coming off a win on March 11. She scored the win by over 3 ¼ lengths over Raspberry Ballet. Aerodynamic got within a length at the ¾ pole and hit the burst for a clear win. Leading up to that win, she finished 3rd on November 8, 2019 and February 14. Strella’s War finished 3rd in her most recent outing on March 5. It was a close race and she never really distinguished herself from the rest, though. She could have easily finished 5th as well. Strella’s War has a win in 12 career races.
She Fled the Scene has garnered similar results, with a win in 13 career races. She has shown just twice in her previous five outings. It was towards the start of her career where she showed the most promise, showing in five straight events. Since then, it’s been a bit up and down for She Fled the Scene. In a race that should be a close call between three horses, I’d take a chance on the better price. Along with a better price, you’re getting a horse on the inside rail that has had success in all three races in her career. I’d consider Aerodynamic as your first selection on the Gulfstream Park Pick 6 card.
Post Time: 1:34 EST
Distance:4 ½ Furlongs
It will take only 4 ¼ furlongs to win Race 2, as a short burst will be good for a win in this event. Eight horses, barring any scratches, are scheduled to take the gate. Lime jumps off the page as a serious contender, though there will be company in this one. Awesome View and Quinoa Tifah are going to be lurking as well. Lime is going to be making her debut on Thursday, having put together some impressive workouts leading up to this event. Note that Awesome View and Quinoa and Tifah are both fresh as well, with no races to their name thus far.
This is a race reserved for 2-year-old fillies and mares, so you’re not going to find much experience in Race 2. Everyone is starting on the same footing here. All eight horses will be making their debut on Thursday. Without a sample size of races to base a selection, it can make it a bit tough. However, Lime is by far expected to have the most promising career.
In her most recent workout, Lime completed 3 furlongs at 34.70 seconds. Awesome View reached 3 furlongs at 36.74 seconds, while Quinoa Tifah was clocked at 38.76 seconds on April 12. Everyone has finished a 3-furlong workout in this race approximately 2 seconds slower than Lime. It’s not always the best barometer for success, but 2 seconds is rather significant. That’s what is expected out of Lime, though, and her career should be the brightest in this field. I’d go with Lime in Race 2.
Post Time: 2:07 EST
Race 3 is one of the most wide-open races of the day at Gulfstream Park. You’re getting pretty good odds across the board because it’s a toss-up against some equal talent. I know it’s not what you wanted to hear, but if you’re betting Pick 5 and Pick 6 cards, you have to get lucky along the way. That’s part of it. Violent Fight, More Than Usual, and Weekend Dreamer are all big threats to win, while Legendary Prince and Uno Baby Bird have a decent chance as well. Let’s break it down and do our best to find a winner.
Violent Fight is getting disrespected in the morning lines at BetOnline at +600, so if you’re looking to make a show bet, I’d probably go with the value that’s behind had with the No. 9 horse. More Than Usual has finished 4th and 8th in two races in her career. It’s a small resume, but one race more than Violent Fight who finished 7th in her debut.
Weekend Dreamer has had the most success recently, but that isn’t saying much. He finished 2nd on March 19 in a photo finish against Gran Hombre. That’s the closest a horse has come to winning in this race. Mr. Vecchio has not participated in a race thus far, so he gets a pass. Weekend Dreamer is the play for me, but this one could get a bit wild.
Post Time: 2:39 EST
This is your race if you are looking to add a really big longshot to your ticket. Crown Real will look to get it done as a 50/1 underdog on Thursday. Him and winning and a couple more underdogs would make for another monster ticket at Gulfstream Park. Crown Real has a win in his career, which took place on August 10, 2019. He’s going to have to get lucky again. In the other seven races, Crown Real has failed to show, with one 4th place finish his best effort. He DNF in his last outing on March 27.
Incredible Miss, GreyManners, and Luxe Diamond are likely going to be in the thick of things. Incredible Miss has a win in ten races, but hasn’t been too impressive since that effort on June 21, 2019. In seven races since, Incredible Miss has managed to place once on October 3, 2019. In three out of her previous four races, Incredible Miss has not shown in an event. Grey Manners has not shown in four straight races after a promising start to her career. She showed in the first four outings, including a win on August 9, 2019, but has not held up in a race since.
Luxe Diamond on the other hand has been exemplifying signs of improvement lately. It’s always a good thing to improve on previous starts, and Luxe Diamond has been able to do that. She finished 4th in her first three outings, but came up big in 2nd on February 12 and 1st on March 6 to get her career on track. Luxe Diamond won in a blowout over Toonie Loonie by 9 ¾ lengths in an impressive effort over the competition. She continues to get better, and +600 would be terrific value if the odds hold at post time.
Post Time: 3:11 EST
A huge 16-horse field in Race 5 awaits us at Gulfstream Park on Thursday. If there are a lot of tickets still alive by Race 5, this is where some are going to crash and burn. Not only is it a big field, but it’s a wide-open event as well. I’ve shortlisted Florado, Wicked Mercury, and Please as potential targets.
In races like this, that’s what you have to do and then hope you get lucky on the track. Florado will hope to cause some noise from the No. 14 post. She doesn’t have a win yet in her career, but showed promise on March 21, coming a bit short to place in 2nd. It was a strong effort but she was edged out by a neck against Strike Magic. It was the fourth in five races that she showed in.
Wicked Mercury will make her sixth appearance in her racing career Thursday. She has shown in two out of five races, having finished 3rd in her most recent outing on March 15 behind Florado. Prior to that race, Wicked Mercury didn’t look so hot with finishes of 4th, 4th, and 5th before finally showing a month ago.
There is a huge underdog in this race, the No. 7 horse, Miss Cheeny. I assume you saw that and want to hear a bit of background information. Miss Cheeny has seven races of experience, and is still looking to show. Her best effort was on November 3, 2019 to finish 4th. She finished 5th, last, in her last outing on February 16. You might be tempted, but it’s highly unlikely a win is happening. Florado does have a solid chance of winning and carries some decent value in Race 5.
Post Time: 3:43 EST
The sixth and final leg of the Pick 6 Jackpot will feature a 1-mile race with a nine-horse field. Lookin At Roses, Bourbon Currency, and Joyful Heart are likely going to be the top competitors in Race 6. Lookin At Roses is fresh off a 2nd place effort after a late surge in the homestretch. He was unable to grab the lead, but from 7th at the ½ pole to 2nd at the finish line was a good look for Lookin At Roses.
She also had a win on February 9 by a half length over Crypto Gold. It was the same story, as she benefitted from a late power surge to go from 6th at the ½ pole to 1st. That stands as the only win in her career, but some good signs from her lately.
Joyful Heart has a win in 1 out of 15 races, with the victory coming back in the second event of her career on July 8, 2019. Since that point, Joyful Heart has placed just twice, though that came in two out of her previous three starts. In her last race, Joyful Heart was beaten easily, as she finished 9th against 9 other opponents.
Bourbon Currency has shown some positive signs recently, having finished 2nd in back-to-back starts on February, 17, 2019 and February 5, 2020. That’s a big layoff, but it was encouraging to see that Bourbon Currency was still on the same level a year later. I give Bourbon Currency the slight edge over Lookin At Roses in Race 6.