Gulfstream Park Picks for April 17, 2022 – Horse Racing Betting Tips

Gulfstream Park Picks for April 17, 2022 – Horse Racing Betting Tips

The Easter Sunday card is a small one, but a couple of key tracks are racing. This isn’t a day for big stakes racing. In fact, the biggest stakes race is the $100,000 Thorncliffe Stakes at Woodbine in Toronto.

All is settled for the Kentucky Derby now, with all prep races in the books. Nothing much changed yesterday in the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. The winner Tawny Port already have enough points to point to the Kentucky Derby.

We’re going to Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park on Sunday afternoon. Gulfstream Park has ten races worth $335,000 in prize money. Head below for our best Gulfstream Park picks on April 17, 2022.

Race 4

(1) Royal Squeeze
+800 (8/1)
(2) Ask for Bode
+400 (4/1)
(3) Unpublished
+2000 (20/1)
(4) Beauty Queen
+1500 (15/1)
(5) Uncaptured King
+1000 (10/1)
(6) Paladio
+350 (7/2)
(7) Bailey
+450 (9/2)
(8) No Commission
+200 (2/1)
  • Post Time: 2:43 p.m. EST
  • Distance:6 Furlongs
  • Purse: $19,000

Race 4 is a $19,000 event covering 6 furlongs on the dirt. Paladio and No Commission should get involved in the stretch run.

Paladio is 4 for 25 and should do better after finishing 2nd, 5th, 4th, 6th in his previous four outings. In his latest attempt, Paladio finished 6th in a $37,000 assignment.

Down to $19,000 on Sunday, you have to expect Paladio to put in better work this time. No Commission should be in business with a chance to counter.

He is 4 for 15 and coming off a hat-trick. In his most recent attempt, the gelding beat Town Classic by 2 lengths for a $21,000 purse.

That was a good one after a 2 ¾ length win in a $19,000 event. Look for No Commission to be tough on Sunday afternoon.

The Bet

Race 6

(1) Riot House
+200 (2/1)
(2) Night Jumper
+600 (6/1)
(3) Vladislav
+2000 (20/1)
(4) In the Union
+250 (5/2)
(5) Desert Ruler
+1500 (15/1)
(6) La Maquina
+180 (9/5)
  • Post Time: 3:45 p.m. EST
  • Distance:1 Mile
  • Purse: $51,000

Race 6 is a $51,000 event covering a mile on the turf. Consider Riot House and La Maquina to be right near there wire at the end of this race.

Riot House is 1 for 3 with a good chance to repeat after winning on March 12. He is coming off a strong performance, beating Cousin’ Mayhem by a neck for a $60,000 prize.

That was impressive and I’m sure that a $51,000 race shouldn’t bother Riot House. Prior to the win, Riot House finished 4th at Belmont Park on June 20 for a $90,000 prize.

La Maquina is going to be tough from the outside. The colt has finished 4th, 2nd, 1st in three attempts. In his most recent, he beat Growth Capital by a half-length for $60,000.

He was coming off a solid showing on January 15, placing 2nd behind Moms Moon by a neck in the same grade. A slide down to $51,000 shouldn’t hamper La Maquina in this one.

The Bet

Race 9

(1) Heals the Soul
+400 (4/1)
(2) Richy
+250 (5/2)
(3) Grainger County
+300 (3/1)
(4) Famous Gent
+400 (4/1)
(5) Royal War
+1500 (15/1)
(6) Nerve
+450 (9/2)
(7) Handsome Prince
+1500 (15/1)
  • Post Time: 5:25 p.m. EST
  • Distance: 5 ½ Furlongs
  • Purse: $43,000

Race 9 is a $43,000 event covering 5 ½ furlongs on the all-weather track. Give a look at Richy and Grainger County in this race.

Richy is 3 for 12 and 1st, 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 9th in his previous five attempts. He placed 2nd behind Yes I Am Free by 3 ¼ lengths in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint Stakes (Gr. 3) on February 12.

That was impressive, but he wasn’t in the best of form on April 4. Richy finished 9th in a $54,000 event. In his most recent win, Richy won a $39,000 race by ¾ lengths on January 23.

Look for Grainger County to put up a big fight against Richy. Grainger County is 5 for 16 in his career and looking good recently.

Grainger County is in good form, finishing 1st, 1st, 2nd in his last three attempts. In his most recent, the gelding placed 2nd behind Ghostliner by a nose for a $54,000 race.

This came after beating Smiling Teufles by 1 ½ lengths for a $35,000 purse. He is probably going to be overlooked, which is fine by me for a better price.

Consider a look at Grainger County to get this race done on Easter.

The Bet
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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