Musings from My Grade One Couch : Gulfstream Park for April 11th

A lucky 13 race card for your betting pleasure is lined up at Gulfstream Park Saturday. There is a chance of thunder showers ( it’s April in Florida )

Race 1) 5 FURLONGS TURF , $ 12, 500 CLAIMERS N2L ( rails 24 feet )

#1) Bolt~ TOP PICK ~ Tumbles in class , has speed to burn . lone win at GP

Race 2) 1 MILE MDN CLAIMERS $12, 500

#3 Witch Hunter ~ TOP PICK ~ Daughter of Khozan drops in class, gets the shades off and comes in with a sharp 47 2/5 work for top connections .

Race 3) 6 FURLONGS MDN $50K CLAIMER

#5 Chill Haze ~TOP PICK ~ claimed out of last for $50k and put right back in for Joseph who is winning at 44% and 40 % first off the claim. Note the owner Calabrese just likes to win races.  Comes in with good work with older graded stakes horse Queen Nekia.

#3 Light Fury ~ surprised many in debut running an even 3rd at 53-1. Should improve off that debut ??

Race 5) 1 MILE ON TURF MSW 3 YEAR OLD FILLIES

#9 ) Champagne Lady ~ TOP PICK ~ Daughter of Uncle Mo has had the proverbial 2 sprints and will now stretch out around 2 turns on Turf. Her local works have always been good, hence she was actually favored on debut. Bred to run on anything; but have a feeling she will love the Turf judging by her action. 1/2 brother is G1 winning Turfer Motown, who also took down the G2 Remson. Comes in with sharp solo work.

Workout: https://www.xbtv.com/video/champagne-lady-worked-4-furlongs-in/champagne-lady-worked-4-furlongs-in-47-94-at-gulfstream-park-on-april-4th-2020/

#5 Church on Time ~ liable to take all the money. Debuts for Brown and is a 1/2 sister to G1 winner Competitionofideas. I will try to beat her as she still, judging by her works on Turf, may need one to figure things out. Chad's riders are usually motionless and she was hustled throughout; albeit not working badly at all. (note the only work we have is Feb 29 ~ she may have come on leaps and bounds since )
Workout: https://www.xbtv.com/video/church-on-time-(outside)-and-lady-lawyer-worked-4-furlongs-in/church-on-time-outside-and-lady-lawyer-worked-4-furlongs-in-48-05-at-palm-meadows-on-february-29th-2020/

#3 Egyptian Princess ~ a daughter of American Pharoah, exits a live race last September and makes her 2020 debut here. She ran a sneaky good race then and could surprise at a price. First foal from the stakes winning (on Turf) mare Full Ransom.

Race 6) 6 1/2 FURLONGS MSW 3 YEAR OLDS AND UP

#7 Dark Web ~ TOP PICK ~ ran a huge race off a long layoff for a trainer who likes to race his horses fit ! Good numbers and been given ample time to recover, comes out of a live race and Bravo Sticks. Excellent local work March 16!
Workout: https://www.xbtv.com/video/dark-web-worked-4-furlongs-in/dark-web-worked-4-furlongs-in-50-60-at-palm-meadows-on-march-16th-2020/

#6 War Detonator ~ comes off a long long layoff, this son of War Front could easily start on turf. Interesting to see Cement enter him on Dirt ?

#13 Ima Pharoah ~Dangerous should he draw in !!!!

Race 8) MSW 1 MILE 3 YEAR OLD AND UP

#7 Colonel Liam ~TOP PICK , $1.2M OBS April Liams Map colt makes his long awaited debut .. Beautiful colt worked 20 4/5 and looked smashing doing it at the sale / always looked like a 2 turn sort and the one turn mile should be a good starting point.  Pedigree wise he was an astute purchase by  Dunn for $50K at Keeneland Sept and turned around nicely for the sale.
As for his local work worked super tracking another horse , only knock was he appears to lean out around the turn , but straightens naively and gallops out super.
Workout: https://www.xbtv.com/video/colonel-liam-(outside)-and-ima-pharoah-worked-5-furlongs-in-1/colonel-liam-outside-and-ima-pharoah-worked-5-furlongs-in-101-04-at-palm-beach-downs-on-february-22nd-2020/

That’s all folks.  My internet has broken.

Musings from My Grade One Couch : Gulfstream Park for April 11th

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