Pegasus World Cup

Gulfstream Park will host a couple of really valuable stakes this Saturday and Northern Lights Sports have been studying the form. The most interesting bet is the Rainbow Pick 6 which starts in race 7.

Race 7 Marshua’s River Stakes is over a mile on the turf course. 4 Vigilante’s Way looks like he is going to be popular. I doubt it after watching her here in Maryland a couple of times. 6 Evil Lyn beat Vigilante’s Way in The Hilltop at Pimlico. Should be thereabouts. 3 Zofelle is at her best over the mile. Last time out she found herself in deep water in a Grade 1. This is more suitable. 8 Tuned is bred for this and Irad Ortiz Jr is red hot. 9 Niko’s Dream beat Tuned last time out and can do it again. I think it is time for Tuned to reverse form and will also include 10 Sweet Bye Bye on my ticket.

For the Pick 6 ticket 8-3-9-6-4-10

Exactas 8/3,9 and 3,9/8

Race 8 La Prevoyante Stakes over 1 1/2 mile over the turf course. This will as always be a true test. Look for horses that have tried the distance. 1 Always Shopping comes in great form from a win here at Gulfstream over 1 3/16 miles. She showed at Keeneland that she handles the distance. From a good draw she will have a perfect trip, probably the golden spot and with Irad Ortiz in the irons it is hard to see her lose. 10 English Affair will arrive late to the scene, but is capable of an upset. 8 Delta’s Kingdom and 11 Traipsing will be popular at the windows. Sired by Camelot, 4 Aunt Hattie could be a live longshot, make sure to include her in your trifectas.

For the Pick 6 ticket 1-10

Race 9 Inside Information Stakes over 7 furlongs on the main track. These fillies and mares are not the most consistent bunch. 4 Thissmytime is the probable favorite. She can win, but she won’t have an uncontested lead and is vulnerable. I like 5 Piedi Bianchi (12-1 morning line) who has got a lot of class. 1 Dream Marie is interesting from her draw at the rail. 2 Cinnabunny has looked smashing in her work outs but the distance is a huge questionmark. 7 Sally’s Curlin is a late closer. I will take my chances with her in the exactas.

Pick 6 ticket all horses

Exacta 7/all and all/7

Race 10 W L McKnight Stakes is another race over 1 1/2 mile on the turf. 5 Sadler’s Joy is getting old and didn’t win last year. Still he is the only proven class performer over this distance. Should win. 11 Channel Cat could follow him home and 7 Tide of the Sea won his only start over this distance. 2 Tintoretto is bred in Germany and should appreciate the distance.

Pick 6 ticket 5-11-7-2

Race 11 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational is worth 1 million dollars and is over 1 3/16 miles on the turf. This race is intriguing and a case can be made for several of the runners. Talent is not lacking. Several horses are shipping in from a long distance and will be making their local debuts. Champion trainer Todd Pletcher is winning more than a quarter of his starts here at Gulfstream. He took 6 Largent here for a win in the Fort Lauderdale (G2) under Paco Lopez. Lopez must have an excellent chance to win again. Largent is 4 from 5 at Gulfstream. 5 Colonel Liam was an expensive two year old at 1.2 million dollars. He won 3 out of 5 last year and Pletcher gave him some experience here with a win in the Tropical Park Derby. Irad Ortiz is back in the saddle and this should be Pletchers number one in this race.

Pick 6 ticket 5-6

Race 12 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes is worth 3 million dollars this year. The distance is one mile and an eight and we will likely see 4 Knicks Go as the heavy favorite. Knicks Go won Breeders’ Cup Mile and shattered the track record in the process traveling the mile in 1.33.85. He has won his last races going away and should stay the extra furlong. I will use him as my banker. The draw is important at Gulfstream and 1 Sleepy Eyes Todd and 3 Independence Hall are candidates to profit from their luck. 10 Honor Code might be the best horse but this closer will need a lot of luck in running to be able to catch Knicks Go. Expect 12 Math Wizard to improve from his last outing.

Pick 6 will cost you 6x2x8x4x2x1= 768 combinations times 20 cent = 153.6

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