Free picks for Gulfstream Park -5/29/20

Race 1 at Gulfstream Park on Friday is a 1 mile and 1/8 Maiden claiming for three year olds and up with a purse of $18,000 and field of 16. 6 Cactus Kitten is debuting for the first time for Mike Maker and has Irad Ortiz Jr. on board. 5 Veer will extend to 1 mile and 1/8 after racing against better competition at one mile and a sixteenth with varied success. 11 Subtle Joy extends out to 1 mile and 1/8 after dropping to this same level and finishing second by less than a length at one mile. 11 Subtle Joy to win, Exacta 11-6

Race 2 on Friday at Gulfstream Park is a 4 ½ furlong Maiden claiming for 2 year olds with a purse of $33,000 and field of eight. 8 Special Inclusion has won twice at 6 and 7 furlongs, was second in her most recent outing last month while debuting at Gulfstream and could easily go one better. 7 Darla has a victory at one mile, finished fourth in her most recent outing last month at Gulfstream which was a solid start to her racing career. 3 Say Cheese has impressed many with her morning workouts and will be debuting on Friday at Gulfstream. 8 Special Inclusion to win, Exacta 8-7

Race 3 at Gulfstream Park on Friday is a 5 furlong claiming for three year olds and up with a purse of $20,000 and field of 13. 12 Black Jet has eight victories at 5 furlongs, was sixth in his most recent outing in December of 2019 at Gulfstream and will contend on Friday. 10 Earth has three victories at 5 furlongs, was fourth in his most recent outing last month at Gulfstream and must be put on race’s shortlist. 7 Sturgeon has won seven races between 5 and 6 furlongs and is racing after just 10 days but takes a big drop in class. 7 Sturgeon to win, Exacta 7-10

Race 4 at Gulfstream Park on Friday is a 1 mile and 1/16 starter optional claiming for three year olds with a purse of $33,000 and field of nine. 1 Toffen has a win at 1 mile and finished second in her most recent outing earlier in May at Gulfstream which was a very solid effort while losing. 4 Bird Map has won at six furlongs, was second in her most recent outing last month at Gulfstream and will be a contender on the main track. 2 Hurricane Breeze was a winner in her most recent outing at one mile in January at the same venue and needs to be respected. 1 Toffen to win, Exacta 1-2

The fifth race at Gulfstream Park on Friday is a 5 furlong Maiden special weight for 2 year olds with a purse of $65,000 and field of 10. 1 Deemed Essential has won three races between 7 furlongs and 1 mile and debuts out of the Todd Pletcher Barn on Friday. 3 Alpha Babe debuts in this race but has shown solid workout progress over the last week. 9 Jill’s a Hot Mess has nine victories in races of between 6 furlongs and one mile and this newcomer will attract a great deal of attention late in the race. 1 Deemed Essential to win, Exacta 1-9

Race 6 on Friday at Gulfstream Park is a 1 mile claiming for three year olds and up with a purse of $25,000 and field of 13. 6 Vincitore debuts at Gulfstream after completing a campaign on the turf with a fourth-place finish against $30,000 conditioned claimers. 7 Vintage Kitten drops in class following a fourth place finish off a long layoff in the $60,000 Sage of Monticello. 5 Lookin at Roses returns to one mile following a third-place finish by just a length with a late rally against $20,000 two-lifetime claimers. 6 Vincitore to win, Exacta 6-5

Race 7 at Gulfstream Park on Friday is a 5 Furlong claiming for three year olds and up with a purse of $25,000 and field of 11. 1 Good Bye Greg has 13 victories in races of between 5 and 7 furlongs, finished second in his most recent outing last October and will be ready following a long absence. 2 Apache Brave has won four races at five furlongs, finished second in his most recent outing last month at Gulfstream and puts on blinkers for the first time on Friday. 9 Island Tap has won at both five and six furlongs and was victorious here two races ago and returning to the turf could see a change in form. 1 Good Bye Greg to win, Exacta 1-9

Race 8 at Gulfstream Park on Friday is a six-furlong allowance optional claiming for three year olds and up with a purse of $41,000 and field of seven. 1 How Sweep It Is has three victories in races of between five and six furlongs, was fourth in her most recent outing last month at Gulfstream and must not be overlooked. 3 Sayonara Baby has won at five furlongs, finished second in her most recent outing earlier in May at Gulfstream and will be near the front at the wire. 7 Flora Fantasy has nine wins in races of between 5 and 7 furlongs, was victorious in her most recent outing at this venue earlier in May and bids for four straight at distance and track. 7 Flora Fantasy to win, Exacta 7-1

Race 9 on Friday at Gulfstream Park is a 5 furlong starter optional claiming for three year olds with a purse of $27,000 and field of 14. 11 Swirling Candy has seen success at five furlongs, was victorious in her most recent outing last month at Gulfstream and puts on blinkers for the first time for this outing. 6 Tweet Away Robin was victorious in her most recent outing at Gulfstream in January and runs out of a new stable on Friday. 2 Poseidon’s Passion has three victories in races between five and six furlongs, was victorious in her most recent outing in April at Gulfstream and has won three straight races. 2 Poseidon’s Passion to win, Exacta 2-11

The 10th and final race at Gulfstream Park on Friday is a 1-mile maiden claiming for 3 year olds and up with a purse of $25,000 and field of nine. 5 Nimble Beast has placed once over six starts, finished second in his most recent outing earlier in May at Gulfstream and is the horse to beat here on Friday. 6 Wind Ridge has not placed in either of two starts and finished fifth in his most recent outing last month at Gulfstream but has dropped in class here and should show Improvement. 7 Superhighway has not placed in either of two starts, but will be wearing blinkers on Friday for the first time and a drop in class with a return to dirt will help him. 5 Nimble Beast to win, Exacta 5-7

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