Gulfstream Park Picks – Thursday, January 14, 2021
Gulfstream Park’s regular ten-race schedule brings us a pretty even mix of maiden, allowance, and claiming races for Thursday.
Remember that while I review Gulfstream Park’s three richest races here, you can find their full ten-race card for Thursday — including horses, jockeys, morning line odds, and wagering options — at one of our recommended horse racing betting sites.
Read on for my Gulfstream Park picks and betting tips for Thursday, January 14, 2021.
Pick for Gulfstream Park Race 3
This is an allowance optional claiming race for three-year-olds running a distance of about 7-1/2 furlongs on turf for a purse of $47,000.
I’m backing the 2/1 morning line favorite in this race — Trade Deal, ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. This colt moneyed two of his four career starts, winning one. He most recently finished fourth in the Atlantic Beach Stakes (Black Type) at Aqueduct last November.
The longest morning line odds in this race are 10/1 on Advance Cash, and against this field, I don’t see a happy ending for that colt, despite jockey Junior Alvarado’s expertise.
- Win: Trade Deal 2/1
Pick for Gulfstream Park Race 7
This is an allowance optional claiming race for Florida-bred fillies and mares four years old and upward running a distance of one mile for a purse of $44,000.
I have to agree with the morning line on this race, as well, so my bet is on the 7/5 favorite — Don’t Get Khozy, with Irad Ortiz, Jr. in the irons. This four-year-old filly moneyed 14 of her 22 career starts, winning five, which gives her far-and-away the best stats in this field.
There’s a single 20/1 longshot in this six-horse race, but I don’t see Nacho Mama finishing in the money here, even with a jockey like Edgard Zayas.
- Win: Don’t Get Khozy 7/5
Picks for Gulfstream Park Race 9
This is an allowance optional claiming race for fillies and mares four years old and upward running a distance of 1-3/8 miles on turf for a purse of $51,000.
If Junior Alvarado rides the 9/2 also-eligible/MTO Perspire, bet him to win. Otherwise, go with the second-favored (3/1) Crystalle, with Joe Bravo aboard.
A five-year-old mare, Perspire moneyed six of her 14 career starts, winning three of them.
The four-year-old Crystalle has a slightly less impressive record of three money finishes in seven starts, with one win. Still, excepting Perspire, Crystalle has the better record in this field.
I don’t see any longer-odds entries in this race having much to celebrate at the finish line, so save your long money.
- Win: Perspire 9/2 (if starts)
- Win: Crystalle 3/1 (otherwise)
My Thursday Picks and Predictions for Other Tracks
Gulfstream Park was very stingy with both underdogs and surprise moneymakers but lucky for us, I reviewed races at two other tracks for Thursday: