Horse Racing Picks by Dietz for Gulfstream Park – Saturday, Dec.19, 2020

Twenty seven inches of snow up here in Saratoga. Perfect day to handicap and make some money for Christmas.

Race 1 – TURF

3 – REY DE LIGAS – Zayas/Sanchez. Third race of the form cycle, Took to turf very well after career debut on dirt. Solid 64 Beyer last out intrigues me. Not facing much in here. Should be in prime form.

9 – BIG PERM – Gaffalione/Sweezey. Horse has a career best 70 Beyer last out when changed tactics to come from off the pace. Rider will help Top 3.

10 – FUTURE EYES – Leparoux/Winebaugh. Barn change where trainer hits at 24%. Should be lone speed and may try to steal it on front end, but doubt it. Exotics only.


2 – TRAIPSING – Alvarado/Clement. Came in second in a Grade 3 last out. Can rate and close. Clement as done nothing wrong this entire year. WIth Rosario sidelined Alvarado may benefit.

3 – COURT RETURN – Saez/Carrol. Saez has been hot and tell you when he is hot he can bring in three legged donkey. This horse is a deep closer and should have the set up needed. TOP 2.

9 – GREAT ISLAND – Gaffalione/Brown. Third race of the form cycle will have this horse ready. Rider has won two in row with this horse. Major win threat.

Race 11 – TURF

5 – ULTIMATE GIFT – Saez/Pletcher. These two have been lethal. Paid $350,000 for this horse. Exotics.

6 – NOT STORMY – Zayas/Bush. We won with Bush last weekend, this one is huge price. Second time out will help. Bush is very very good on turf. Exotics only as there is some tough competition in this one.

10 – PUBLIC INFORMATION – Irad/Brown. Second time out will improve. Has a poor gate start in debut.

11 – COURAGEOUSLY- Lanarie/Casse. Paid $625,000 for this horse. Solid words for debut and I think this one can sneak out a win at a nice price

PICK 4 – Races 8-11

  • Race 8 – 1, 4, 3, 12
  • Race 9 – 9
  • Race 10 – 2, 7, 8, 9
  • Race 11 – 5, 6, 10, 11, 12

Good luck and thanks for horse racing with Dietz!

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