Horse Racing Picks for Gulf Stream Park, January 20, 2018
Bet on Horses for January 20, 2018
1 horse – ROYAL SALVATORE – Second career start, faded to third in the stretch, cuts back to 6 furlongs.
3 horse – PURE QUALITY – Second time starter goes from turf to dirt. Obviously did not take to the turf course first time out, if he likes the dirt course he could win it.
5 horse – TOOTHPIC – Horse has been in the money past three races. Not sure about the win here, but use in exotics.
1 horse – OUR WAY – Trainer Bond puts Jose Ortiz in the saddle. This horse has been in graded stakes races two of three prior races. He is 3 for 5 in the money at this track with both wins having Jose as Jockey. Interesting.
6 horse – ENTERPRISING – Michael Maker has Saez on board and he has been in 4 grade 1 races. Dropping down here to minor stakes race. Not going to win, but exotics are not out of the question.
8 horse = SWAGGER JAGGER – Bullet work (1 of 44) for this race. Stepping way up in class, but he get the pace he wants and use his tactical pace to his advantage. He will sitting 3 or 4 all the way around looking to make a run and hold on.
1 horse – X Y JET – Second race of the layoff, produced a whopping 98 last time out and if you follow my write ups you know I expect improvement second time out. Should win and may do it easily.
5 horse – BOLD ENVOY – Pletcher/Velasquez combo who had a nice 89 buyer last out which happened to be first race off a short layoff. Owners changed trainers to Pletcher for that race and he won. Can he make another step up in this race is the question. Use in exotics for sure.
7 horse – SHEIKH OF SHEIKHS – Third horse in this race to come in with second race of the layoff credentials. Jose Ortiz gets this mount and with 89 buyer last out, he should be in the money with any improvement.