TheSportsGeek has you covered at a couple of horse racing cards on Friday. Along with Gulfstream Park, we’re at Belmont Park today with three selections this afternoon. There’s more than enough action available out there with numerous race courses operating today. There are 13 tracks in North America offered at BetOnline, including some of the most recognizable in the US. Next weekend horse racing will take the spotlight on Saturday. It would have been a lot bigger if a Triple Crown was on the line.
Tiz the Law lost to Bob Baffert’s Authentic in the Kentucky Derby and now is going to be absent from the Preakness Stakes. There isn’t going to be much drama without a Triple Crown or rematch between Tiz the Law and Authentic on the table, but we might have an answer to how good Authentic really is.
There are still some good horses in the Preakness that should threaten for a win. Art Collector for one is a horse to look out for. He was scratched from the Derby with a minor foot injury, but has reportedly looked good in the morning. Pimlico will have a lot of stakes events on offer next weekend, so we’ll be there for that at TheSportsGeek. For now, let’s just try to make it a profitable day at Gulfstream Park on Friday. Head below for our free Gulfstream Park picks for September 25, 2020.
Post Time: 1:14 p.m. EST
We’ll get started on the grass at Gulfstream Park, with a turf race worth $26,000 in Race 3. Twice as Magical and All About Stella should have a good chance at the top prize in this event. Twice as Magical is 2 for 9 in her career, with 2 of 4 wins in her last four performances. She is fresh off a win on August 27 by 2 lengths over Tony’s Rose for a $27,000 purse.
Preceding that win was a solid run for 2nd on June 26. That was a 5 ¾ length miss for Twice as Magical in a $27,000 event. The horse that beat Twice as Magical in that race was All About Stella. Twice as Magical was regarded as being no match for All About Stella.
She was 1st at the 3/16 pole and then just regressed from there, with All About Stella taking over. All About Stella jumped up in class thereafter and finished 4th in back-to-back $47,000 races. After struggling to get into the top-3 there, All About Stella is back down competing in a $26,000 race. This should be winnable for her on Friday afternoon.
Post Time: 1:50 p.m. EST
Distance:6 ½ Furlongs
Race 4 is our next destination at Gulfstream Park on Friday afternoon. This will go for 6 ½ furlongs on the main track. Taco has looked decent enough to get some consideration in Race 4. He’s locked in 5 wins in 10 races and was on a roll early in his career. He went 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 1st to open his career and had to go up in class.
Taco has been off the pace since then to finish 3rd, 10th, 2nd, 4th in his previous four races. His last win was August of 2019, so the form has been missing from 2019, but has been testing his luck in tougher races. Taco was 4th in his most recent performance. While that doesn’t look like much, that was for a $47,000 purse, and Taco will be competing for a $20,000 purse on Friday. You have to believe that Taco will be in the fray in the stretch.
Trappezoid is 5 for 32 in his career and was in the top-3 races in six straight events before finishing 4th in back-to-back races. It’s a pretty similar story for Trappezoid as Taco. He’s coming off a 4th place finish for a $29,000 purse on September 5. His work in the morning has been much sharper than Taco, so that’s where I’m going with this horse. Expect Trappezoid and Taco to duel, with Trappezoid pulling away late.
Post Time: 3:55 p.m. EST
It’s feature time at Gulfstream Park on Friday. The feature event is worth $48,000 for a mile of racing on the dirt track. I’m a G Six and Tatweej are likely going to get into a duel going into the stretch in this one. Both horses have been in good form and running in the fray when it comes down to the wire. I’m a G Six is 7 for 25 in his career and finished in the top-3 in eight straight events.
In his previous three outings, I’m a G Six has been good for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. His previous six has looked nice with 1st, 1st, 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 3rd on the resume. I’m a G Six showed 3rd on August 15 in his most recent event for a $48,000 purse. In his most recent win, I’m a G Six won a $30,000 race by a half length over Optic Way at a mile and 40 yards. His last three wins were for prizes of $22,500, $19,000, and $30,000. Nothing up in this class, though.
Tatweej is in search of a hat-trick after wins on July 25 and August 22. In three career races, Tatweej has finished 3rd, 1st, 1st. He won by 3 ¾ lengths in a $47,000 race, and then followed up for a 2 ½ length win in the same class. This is a $2,500,000 horse trained by Todd Pletcher. Winning $47,000 – $50,000 purses isn’t reaching his full potential. That said, I think it’s a good spot for us. This field shouldn’t pose too many problems for Tatweej on Friday afternoon.