by Eddie Olczyk
January 15, 2021
Xpressbet handicapper Eddie Olczyk is back with a pair of Saturday spot plays at Gulfstream Park on Sunshine Stakes Day in South Florida. This duo offers juicy prices on a stakes-laden program.
Gulfstream Park // Race 9 // Sunshine Classic Stakes // 3:46 pm ET // 1-1/8 miles dirt
#7 Kaufy Bean (10-1 ML)
His allowance third Dec. 11 was a good return from a 7-month layoff. He's tactical and the distance should be do-able. Kaufy Bean should provide value here with #1 Noble Drama and #3 Last Judgment expected to get a lot of action on the board.
Gulfstream Park // Race 11 // Sunshine Turf Stakes // 4:50 pm ET // 1-1/16 miles turf
#8 Clear Destination (15-1)
While this gelding's record only shows 1 win on the grass in 9 career races, keep in mind only 2 of those turf attempts have been around 2 turns like today's race. He finished second in both, including last time out over this course at 35-1. Those races put him in the mix here at an overlay price. There's plenty of pace to run at with Proven Strategies, Monforte and Max KO front-running types.
The pucks have dropped this week in the NHL and the ponies are in high gear. It's a great time of year as I look forward to next week's Pegasus World Cup Betting Challenge!