Gulfstream Park Horse Racing Picks for Wednesday 6/10/20
With most of the sports world on pause, it's a great time to dive into horse racing, and FanDuel Racing gives you the chance to do just that.
Starting at 12:00 p.m. EST, we have 10 races at Gulfstream Park. Using our numberFire projections as a guide, here are some of the best bets.
As always, keep an eye out for scratches and changes.
(I will reference Equibase's Speed Figure in selected races, which tells you how fast a horse has been running in each of its races -- adjusted for track, distances, and conditions).
Viper, Race 4
FD Odds: 4/1
A small $10k Maiden Claimer with 10 runners going 1-mile. A good race for Viper (4/1) to turn things around getting some class relief after fading to fifth following a wide trip over a sloppy surface. The son of Ghostzapper has been a non-factor in three 2020 starts, but he’s faced better horses and has his best chance to break through.
Aycapote (3/1) breaks from the far outside post and drops to his bottom level after closing for third on May 10 in the slop. That’s his best finish in eight Maiden race starts at Gulfstream, but he’s capable of better now on a fast track.
Tempus (5/2) is the favorite and top pick of numberFire. Not a lot of confidence backing him as favorite after dropping down in class to finish fourth on May 17. Improvement expected as he stretches out to a mile.
Young Raymond, Race 6
FD Odds: 4/1
The start of the Late Pick 5 and Remaster (7/5) is the favorite from the rail in the 5 furlong turf sprint. He’s the pick of numberFire, and also on top for Daily Horse Picks (DHP) now dropping back to a $25k claiming level following a third place finish. We'll try to beat at this price, but should include in Pick 5.
Young Raymond (4/1) is also dropping from a $50k claimer after finishing fourth for EPO trainer Mike Maker.
The upset value candidate is right next door with Royal Duke (10/1), who is off a runner-up effort against a horse who came back and won a tough Allowance race.
Another Irish-bred like the favorite is No Nay Maybe (4/1), who makes his first start for new trainer Jorge Delgado since facing tougher with some moderate success. Watch the tote board as he’s projected fourth by DHP in this 12-horse field.
Sole Volante, Race 9
FD Odds: 9/5
The featured race is a clash of Kentucky Derby contenders as seven colts go 1-mile in this $55k Allowance race with a $100k tag for Optional Claiming. A trio of highly-regarded 3-year-olds includes Ete Indien (6/5), Sole Volante (9/5), and Shivaree (9/2).
Ete Indien is the speedball with a distinct pace advantage while Sole Volante will be coming off the pace as he did in finishing second in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2). Ete Indien makes his first start since finishing third in the 1 1/8 mile Florida Derby (G1) in the end of March and is given a 45% chance to win by FanDuel Racing. He’s won three times including the Fountain of Youth (G2) and also hit a speed figure of 113 in finishing second in the Holy Bull (G3).
FanDuel Racing gives Sole Volante a 36% chance to win with his other start at Gulfstream a third place finish in the 1-mile Mucho Macho Man. Sole Volante hit triple-digit speed figures in his last two races, winning the Sam F. Davis (G3) and second in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2).
Shivaree is the runner up choice of numberFire, but his second place finish in the Florida Derby (G1) at 80-1 odds was influenced by a strong track bias at Gulfstream.