Free picks for Gulfstream Park -5/21/20

Race 1 at Gulfstream Park on Thursday is a 1 mile and 1/8 Maiden special weight for three year olds and up with a purse of $45,000 and field of 11. (11) Ocean Air Is extending to 9 furlongs after finishing fourth in her most recent outing. (1) Setting the Mood was second in front of the favorite the last time out March 8th and will extend out to this length for trainer Todd Pletcher while Luis Saez is in the irons. (8) Come Storming returned from a layoff of 11 months with a fourth-place finish over one mile and will carry Edgard Zayas. (11) Ocean Air to win, Exacta 11-1

Race 2 on Thursday at Gulfstream Park is a 5 furlong Maiden special weight for 2 year olds with a purse of $65,000 and field of nine. (3) Lime has one on three occasions between five and six furlongs and if run on the main track she is the one to beat. (2) Flying Aletha was purchased for $175,000 and will know what to do at this length. (1) Royal Approval has strong appeal thanks to an above-average start and an excellent finish in short sprints. (3) Lime to win, Exacta 3-1

Race 3 on Thursday at Gulfstream Park is a 1 mile and 1/16 claiming for three year olds and up with a purse of $17,000 and field of nine. (7) Brasstown is dropping to the $8,000 level after taking the lead and then being caught against $20,000 three lifetime claimers on Turf in a two-turn mile. (2) Monmouth DR is now in the Victor Barboza Jr. barn and will step up a level after running clear by 7 lengths to defeat $6,250 two-lifetime claimers last time out. (1) Third Army drops to this level after returning from a layoff with solid races over the same distance. (7) Brasstown to win, Exacta 7-2

Race 4 at Gulfstream Park on Thursday is a 5 furlong Maiden claiming for three year olds and up with a purse of $30,000 and field of nine. (7) Fractorzation has placed once across three starts but will be one of the big players in this race due to dropping a level. (3) Carolyn’s Smile has placed in three of her six starts and is also dropping a level which will help her cause as well. (6) Dinner at Five has placed in five of her eight starts and was third in her most recent outing last month at Gulfstream and must be respected. (7) Fractorzation to win, Exacta 7-3

The fifth race at Stream Park on Thursday is a six-furlong claiming for three year olds and up with a purse of $16,000 and field of 12. (4) Big Spender Takes a big drop here after finishing second against $16,000 two-lifetime claimers over the same distance. (2) Alaskan moves up in this race to face winners after drawing clear and beating $12,500 maidens in March over 5 ½ furlongs. (12) Deckology is leaving from the outside after a solid response to a drop with a second-place finish at the same distance and level. (4) Big Spender to win, Exacta 4-2

Race 6 at the Gulfstream Park on Thursday is a 1-mile maiden claiming for three year olds and up with a purse of $19,000 and field of 12. (7) Senzazione drops to $16,000 following early speed and then fading against $65,000 maidens on turf at 1 mile last time out. (10 Sultannes Crown is also pulling back two a mile following a fourth-place finish in a drop over 1 mile and 1/16 last time out. (11) Mountain Breeze steps up a level after returning from a layoff of nearly 10 months and finishing second by a length in his debut on turf. (7) Senzazione to win, Exacta 7-11

Race 7 on Thursday at Gulfstream Park is a six-furlong claiming for 4 year olds and up with a purse of $17,000 and field of nine. (3) Star Juancho has won four races at six furlongs, leaves from a new stable for the first time and will be dropping down significantly making him a threat to win. (1) Valdocco has 3 wins in races of between five and six furlongs and cannot be overlooked in this field of 9, while (8) Silent Tiger has won three races at six furlongs and was fourth in his most recent outing earlier in May at Gulfstream and can't be overlooked by the others. (3) Star Juancho to win, Exacta 3-8

Race 8 at Gulfstream Park on Thursday is a 1-mile claiming for three year olds and up with a purse of $25,000 and field of 15. (1) I’ll Do It My Way has won at 1 mile and was third in her most recent outing last month at Gulfstream at the same distance. (10) I am Magical has also won at 1 mile and was 5th in her most recent outing at that same distance last month at Gulfstream. (8) Shikaka has won at seven furlongs but struggled on a sloppy surface the last time out but should be judged by her next-to-last run when she finished just behind the winner. (1) I’ll Do It My Way to win, Exacta 1-8

Race 9 on Thursday at Gulfstream Park is a 6 ½ furlong allowance optional claiming for 4-year-olds and up with a purse of $48,000 and field of eight. (4) Extraordinary Jerry makes his first start since a victory in the Wildcat Heir in September of 2019 by more than ten lengths. (5) Admiral Lynch will stretch out to 6 ½ furlongs after finishing second at the Grade 3 World of Trouble Stakes. (2) Mucho has won against $75,000 optional claimers and finished fourth at Tampa in the $75,000 Pelican. (4) Extraordinary Jerry to win. Extra 4-2

The 10th and final race Gulfstream Park on Thursday is a 1-mile claiming for three year olds and up with a purse of $19,000 and field of 16. (1) Bahamian Park has won at seven furlongs and was second in his most recent outing at Gulfstream earlier in May at 1 mile. (7) Bodie Cody has won at one mile and was fifth in his most recent outing last month at Gulfstream but was impressive in two prior runs on turf. (2) Preacher Marsee has a win at 1 mile, struggled last time out on the main track but is proven to be far better on turf. (1) Bahamian Park to win, Exacta 1-2

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