Gulfstream Park Picks – Wednesday, January 6, 2021

| January 5, 2021 1:00 pm PDT

Gulfstream Park continues the racing week on Wednesday with ten mostly claiming races that also includes a couple of maiden and allowance matches for flavor.

While I review Gulfstream‘s richest races here, remember that you can find their full ten-race card — including horses, jockeys, morning line odds, and wagering options — at one of our best horse racing betting sites.

Read on for my Gulfstream Park picks and betting tips for Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Pick for Gulfstream Park Race 3

This is a maiden special weight race for three-year-old Florida-bred fillies running a distance of seven furlongs for a purse of $40,000.

Lots of star power in the irons for this race, but I’m sticking with the 9/5 morning line favorite — Skyfly, with Emisael Jaramillo aboard. This filly moneyed her single career start with a second-place finish at Gulfstream Park a month ago.

There is actually a 15/1 long-odds entry in this six-horse race, but as you might imagine, that horse isn’t likely to see anything during the race but the backsides of the other horses.

  •  Win: Skyfly 9/5

Picks for Gulfstream Park Race 6

This is an allowance race for three-year-old Florida-bred fillies running a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $40,000.

This might be the closest call I’ve made in months, but I’m going with the second-favored (5/2) entry here — State Crown, ridden by Jose L. Ortiz. This filly finished in the money once in her two career starts — she finished a hair behind third-place at Belmont Park last October, then broke her maiden with a win at Woodbine later that same month.

At 12/1, Romantical Note, ridden by Leonel Reyes, is a good value show ticket. This filly moneyed three of her four career starts, winning one.

  •  Win: State Crown 5/2
  •  Show: Romantical Note 12/1

Picks for Gulfstream Park Race 9

This is an allowance optional claiming race for four-year-olds and upward running a distance of one mile for a purse of $47,000.

While the morning line’s favorite is better at finishing in the money, I like the second-favored (4/1) entry’s ability to win races, so my money’s on Lookin At Roses, with John R. Velazquez in the irons. This five-year-old gelding finished in the money nine of his 17 career starts, with four of those wins.

And I really like the 20/1 longshot Target Tales, with veteran jockey Joe Bravo aboard, for a value show wager. This four-year-old gelding moneyed four of his five career starts, winning one.

  •  Win: Lookin At Roses 4/1
  •  Show: Target Tales 20/1

My Wednesday Picks and Predictions for Other Tracks

Gulfstream Park had plenty of wagering opportunities for us, and I found more of the same at the other two tracks I reviewed for Wednesday:

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