Looking for something to do on Super Sunday before the Super Bowl? There is a handful of action throughout the country on Sunday afternoon. The NBA, NHL, NCAA, and there are several racecourses open before kickoff of Super Bowl LV. There are eight tracks being offered at BetOnline on Sunday, with Santa Anita, Oaklawn, Fair Grounds, and Gulfstream Park the most notable names in the industry running on Sunday.
The biggest game on Sunday is the Super bowl, and the biggest race was supposed to be the running of the $100,000 Ruthless Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. They aren’t going to put on a huge race on Super Bowl Sunday. Aqueduct was originally scheduled to run, but it has been pushed back due to a winter storm. Thank goodness that this wasn’t the year for the Super Bowl in New York. We will open the day at Gulfstream Park on Sunday afternoon with a few selections. Head below for our free Gulfstream Park picks for February 7, 2021.
Post Time: 3:41 p.m. EST
Distance:1 1/16 Miles
Race 7 is our first look at Gulfstream Park on Super Sunday. It’s a $47,000 event and the biggest race on the turf today. Gone to Cabo and Jouster are on my list to watch in Race 7. These two should have a say in the stretch given they show up to run on Sunday.
Gone to Cabo has finished 9th, 1st, 3rd in her career, with a win on December 13 in her debut at Gulfstream. Following a struggle at Monmouth Park, where Gone to Cabo finished 9th, she returned to beat I’m a Coco Pebbles by 8 ¼ lengths for an easy win in a $23,000 event.
That was clearly too easy, though, so Gone to Cabo received a class hike to the $75,000 Glitter Woman Stakes (Black Type). It was a solid effort, but Gone to Cabo struggled to keep up with Shop Girl and Competitive Speed. Gone to Cabo ultimately showed 3rd, finishing over 6 lengths behind Shop Girl for 2nd.
That was not a terrible run for Gone to Cabo, and will slide down in class to a $47,000 entry on Sunday. A win in this event should be more attainable given these terms. She will certainly have to deal with Jouster who will put a big charge into this outing. Jouster has finished 2nd, 5th, 1st in her career. She’s fresh off a win on January 10 in her debut at Gulfstream after transferring from Belmont.
Jouster found things a lot easier with a 8 ¾ length win over Champagne Ivy for a $50,000 purse. That was too easy for Jouster, who was purchased for $360,000 in 2019. If Jouster wants to run today, then this should be too easy for her as well.
Post Time: 4:46 p.m. EST
Race 9 is on the main track for a $28,000 purse covering 5 furlongs. Front Street and Precipitate should be worth keeping an eye on in this $28,000 assignment. Front Street has finished 4th, 6th, 2nd in her career, placing 2nd in her most recent outing behind Guana Cay by a neck in a $70,000 event.
That was a serious effort at that level, and Front Street should continue to run well if she keeps it together. This is NOT a horse that should be discounted in Race 9. In fact, she appears to be getting terrific value on the morning-line at 5/1. She is getting a drop in class to a $28,000 event after coming up just short for a $70,000 purse.
That said, Front Street must deal with a strong horse in Precipitate from the No. 7 spot. Precipitate should run well at this level on Sunday. In her first appearance as a rookie, Precipitate showed 3rd in a $80,000 race. Solid effort in that class, and she was able to show steady improvement throughout. However, Precipitate was well behind 2nd by 8 lengths. The value appears to be with Front Street.
Post Time: 5:16 p.m. EST
Distance:6 ½ Furlongs
Race 10 is a $31,000 event on the dirt across 6 ½ furlongs of racing. It’s our final selection at Gulfstream Park on Sunday. What’s to Blame and Reservenotattained should be involved deep in the stretch in this one. What’s to Blame is 3 for 14 in his career and will need to battle from the outside to find success in this one. He has been in great form of late, finishing in the top-2 in four straight performances from March 21 to December 26.
What’s to Blame has gone 1st, 2nd, 1st in his previous three outings. He won on September 16 because of a DQ. Golden Can was disqualified, allowing What’s to Blame to move up to steal the win. He finished ¾ lengths behind Golden Can at the wire, but was disqualified for interference. Tough break for Golden Can and a nice break for What’s to Blame.
Reservenotattained is searching for a hat-trick on Sunday following wins on December 11 and January 8. He beat Wicksters Dream by 6 ½ lengths in a $31,000 event, and then most recently followed up to defeat Gangly by 6 ¼ lengths in a slightly higher class at $32,000. This looks like another winning situation for Reservenotattained on Super Sunday.