Golden Gate Fields Picks – Thursday, February 11, 2021

| February 10, 2021 3:43 pm PDT

Golden Gate Fields features a seven-race schedule of starter and claiming matches for our Thursday wagering and entertainment.

While I review the three top races here, remember that you can find Golden Gate Fields’ full seven-race card for Thursday — including horses, jockeys, trainers, M/L odds, and wagering options — at one of our top horse racing betting sites.

Read on for my Golden Gate Fields picks and betting tips for Thursday’s richest races.

Pick for Golden Gate Fields Race 3

This is a starter allowance race for three-year-old fillies running a distance of six furlongs on the all-weather track for a purse totaling $19,000.

This may be the tightest races of the day, but I’m sticking with the 7/5 morning line favorite — Atlantic Strike, with Kyle Frey in the irons. This filly moneyed both of her career starts, winning one. She ran second in her initial start at Los Alamitos back in December, then broke her maiden at Golden Gate in January.

The longest odds in this six-horse race are 15/1, but I don’t think that horse is going to see a payday at the finish line, not against this field.

  •  Win: Atlantic Strike 7/5

Picks for Golden Gate Fields Race 4

This is a claiming race for fillies and mares four years old and upward running a distance of six furlongs on the all-weather track for a purse of $19,000.

My money is on the 2/1 morning line favorite — Marilyn’s Smile, ridden by Kyle Frey. This six-year-old mare finished in the money 14 of her 22 career starts, winning six.

And at 12/1, I like Just Grace, with William Antongeorgi III aboard, for a value show wager. This five-year-old mare moneyed eight of her 12 career starts, winning four. You might even want to try an across the board wager here.

  •  Win: Marilyn’s Smile 2/1
  •  Show/Across the Board: Just Grace 12/1

Picks for Golden Gate Fields Race 7

This is a claiming race for four-year-olds and upward running a distance of 5-1/2 furlongs on the all-weather track for a purse of $12,500.

I like the second-favored (3/1) entry for the win in this race — Kincaid Park, ridden by Catalino Martinez. This five-year-old gelding finished in the money seven of his 12 career starts, winning two.

At 10/1, Extractor, with Assael Espinoza aboard, is a good value show bet. This four-year-old colt moneyed two of his three career starts — both of them wins. You certainly could consider an across the board wager here, but I’m just recommending the show ticket.

  •  Win: Kincaid Park 3/1
  •  Show: Extractor 10/1 

My Other Predictions for Thursday

Golden Gate Fields came through for us, and we still have the other two tracks I reviewed:

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