Horse Racing Picks by Dietz for Gulfstream Park – Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020

We are back here on The Spooky Express with Gulfstream Park. Took a beating on Breeders Cup day, my worst performance ever for a write up. UGH!!

We will make up that money over the next few months while Gulfstream Park is running. I cleared out my virtual stable and am starting fresh. This meet is when you catch some great young horses who may have had bad trips on maiden races. This meet and Saratoga is when I really build up stable. Gulfstream is my best track behind Saratoga. Let’s do this!

Gulfstream Park is no longer running 8-10 minutes past post time. They are running the races like NY State, post time is post time, make sure you pay attention.


Saturday, December 5, 2020

Race 1 – TURF

3 – UPTOWN FLIRT – Gaffalione/Mott. The fact that Gaffalione rides this horse for Mott says it all for me. Horse has the most experience in this race. Two bullets work coming in. This is where Gaffalione got his start, this track and he is lethal on turf. Top 3 with ease. Leane to win

4 – PARTISAN KITTEN – Irad/Maker. Bred for turf out of KITTENS JOY. Maker is lethal on turf and Irad on this horse wont hurt.

12 – QUEEN OF THE GREEN – Lopez/Arnett. Third career start. Took to turf very well in career debut, was a flop in second start off turf. Barn change has trainer hitting at 22%. Nice price. Use in exotics.


Race 5 – TURF

JAKARTA will be the heavy favorite, and should be as this horse drops in class for Breeders Cup level. Looking for value in others.

3 – SWEET YARE N DIRA – Lopez/Chircop. Paco has been hot for the last 3 days, but the big boys are back in town and his mounts wont be as good, but Paco is on a speedster and he rode this horse several times before. 83 Beyer last out has my intrigued. Exotics as I feel he will be pressured on the front end.

5 – KATIELEIGH – Panici/Ritvo. Trainer can get them going. This horse cut back to sprints two races back, winning last race in .56 flat. He is also the lone closer. Exotics.

9 – THINKIN COWTOWN – Gaffalione/Baxter. Taking a shot with jockey who is his best on turf sprints. Solid works coming in. Nice price. Exotics.


Race 9 – TURF

5 – QUEENS EMBRACE – Saez/Gargan. Trainer hits at 45% off the claim, has raced at this level before. Top 3 with ease.

2 – AFFICIONADO – Leparoux/Biancone – Stretches out after several races at 1 mile. Can rate and close and is a race with some pace set up he has a shot at exotics at a nice price.

11 – SUGAR FIX – Gaffalione/Joseph. Horse has won eight races at this level, but not so good at Graded level. Back where he belongs.


PICK 4

Race 8 – 3, 5, 10, 12

Race 9 – 5, 2, 11

Race 10 – 1, 5

Race 11 – 1, 3,6,7

Good luck and thanks for horse racing with Dietz!


Sunday, December 6, 2020

Race 1 – TURF

UNDER THE COUVERS – Zayas/Joseph Jr. Third race of career, cuts back to sprint after leading last race and fading at 7 furlongs. Major player.

BERHANU – Gaffalione/Joseph Jr. Trainer hits at 33% off the claim and this rider is lethal on turf sprints. Major player.

KASIM – Saez/Avila. This combo was lethal last year. Bred for turf out of MUNNINGS. Should be a nice price.


Race 3 – TURF

L’INDISCRET – Saez/Tagg. Beyers of 76, 74 are very good in here. Rail trip will make this one tough to beat. Lone closer.

BLACK MAGIC WOMAN – Zayas/Pletcher. Red hot combo so far in this early meet. Third race of the form cycle with a 77 beyer last out. Should improve off that effort even if it is first time on turf.

TAKE CHARGE RO – Albarado/Lynch. Took to turf last two races after debut on dirt. Can rate and close. Top 3.


Race 8 – TURF

CHOATE BRIDGE – Lanarie/Walsh. Third race off the layoff (2019) Can rate and close. Should be in prime form. Top 3.

ALL COME TRUE – Saez/Motion. European horse who looks to be well placed. Cant igore.

SEA OF BLUE – Gaffalione/Walsh. Second Walsh entry. Pay attention to odds. Lone speed in this race and rider can steal it.

Good luck and thanks for horse racing with Dietz!

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