Gulfstream Park Horse Racing Picks for Friday 6/19/20
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 nine races at Gulfstream Park. Using our projections as a guide, here are some of the best bets.
As always, keep an eye out for scratches and changes.
R Boy Evens and Dark Ages, Race 2
FD Racing Odds: 7/5 and 9/2
R Boy Evens (7/5) is a deserving favorite in Race 2. He's gone 6-4-1-1-3 across his past five, and the gelding has been in the top four in six of his career events. He's our pick to win, and he tops the field in DailyHorsePicks.com's pace and speed ratings, by a good distance in the latter. The jockey will be Edgard J. Zayas, owner of a 14% win rate and 43% top-three rate across 348 starts here in 2020, according to Equibase.
The only issue with R Boy Evens is that he's at 7/5, but you can get a little more bang for your buck if you pair him with Dark Ages (9/2) in an exacta. DHP actually picks Dark Ages to win while we don't have him in the top three -- so there's obviously some risk here. But Dark Ages has a pair of top-three outings across his last five, including a win, and DHP hands him a 54% chance to at least place.
My Point Exactly, Race 6
FD Racing Odds: 3/1
My Point Exactly (3/1) profiles as the clear top horse in Race 6, so even though he's priced as the favorite, the odds may be underselling him just a bit. My Point Exactly has come in the top three in 31 of his 60 career races, including all five of his 2020 events. DHP has him winning a race-high 31% of the time, and the 3/1 line implies only 25% win odds. We also pick him to win.
Fly On Angel and Swirling Candy, Race 8
FD Racing Odds: 6/1 and 2/1
Fly On Angel (6/1) has two wins and a second-place outing over her last five. The filly also has her two best speed ratings across her past three races, so the recent form is there. DHP's pace and speed ratings have Fly On Angel comparing favorably to favorite Swirling Candy (2/1), ranking each horse in the top three in the field in both metrics.
DHP picks Swirling Candy to win but has Fly On Angel with 46% top-three odds and 15% win odds. We have the two horses flipped, forecasting Fly On Angel to win and Swirling Candy to place.