by Jerry Shottenkirk
August 30, 2019
While all eyes are on The Weather Channel and similar outlets in Florida for weekend forecasts, Gulfstream Park has a good card mapped out on Saturday.
In the event the area in unaffected by Hurricane Dorian, there will be an attractive opening Pick 5 for those who have the touch for playing the Hallandale Beach track.
The most predictable part of the Pick 5 could be the end, as the capable veteran campaigner Chiseled goes in the mile race for a $6,250 claiming price. Chiseled is a 19-time winner (13 at Gulfstream) and this looks like a perfect spot, enough so that he’s a single on the suggested Pick 5 ticket here.
It’s considerably tougher early and the Pick 5 ticket approach takes a 4x4x3x2x1 approach for $48.
The first is a two-turn turf race for maidens, and there are loads of possibilities. Census, Brother Reid, Tactician and Mo’s Had Enough are on the suggested ticket, and it doesn’t get easier in the second, where Extreme Measures, Harts N Flowers, Fury Song and Trinni Sunshine are worthy of inclusion.
There’s not quite as much of traffic jam in the third and fourth, as the third includes Bullgrats, Followshipfootsteps and Lawyer Drill, while the fourth has Peace Speaker and Bluesky Kitten.
In the event Gulfstream escapes the brunt of Dorian, surface chances and wet conditions could cause a multitude of changes.
Here’s the suggested ticket for the Pick 5 Saturday at Gulfstream Park:
Race 1) #3 Census, #4 Brother Reid, #6 Tactician, #7 Mo’s Had Enough.
Race 2) #3 Extreme Measures, #4 Harts N Flowers, #7 Fury Song, #10 Trinni Sunshine.
Race 3) #1 Bullgrats, #3 Followhisfootsteps, #8 Lawyer Drill.
Race 4) #3 Peace Speaker, #10 Bluesky Kitten.
Race 5) #4 Chiseled.
Total Ticket Cost) 3,4,6,7/3,4,7,10/1,3,8/3,10/4 = $48 for $0.50