Gulfstream Nuggets

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 15, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

Before you start your day, here are a couple of nuggets that just may prove to be worth their weight in gold at Gulfstream Park for Sunday.

Race #5 / Vue De Chat is a mare returning from a layoff to just miss on the lawn here last out in first try since moving to the barn of trainer Peter Walder, who does a excellent job with new acquisitions, especially the older runners. Drops a notch, adding another sixteenth today, and although does meet other speed, love to see barn remove the hood as they obviously feel they can get this mare to settle, which will be a huge plus here and has also been a winning move for them 50% of the time. Velazquez is back in the irons and is hitting 35% when riding for Walder, and with the rail draw giving her the nod to find the winner’s circle this time around. Walder has been rolling as of late, and you may want to circle his runners for the rest of the meet as ones to watch.

Race #10 / Past Twilight is a 3-year-old Pulpit filly who began her career on the synthetic surfaces last fall, finishing game second at Keeneland in her second trip to post for trainer Eddie Kenneally. Proved just as capable, if not better, moving to the dirt at Churchill her next start, running a close third in a deep MSW field. Returned to action here at Gulfstream last month, and was compromised after stumbling at the break. She still beat over half the field in first try at a mile. This serves as a useful prep for today’s start, and his horses improve second off the layup winning at a clip of 30% and over 40%. They have four more works into her since last, and is the choice to graduate now, going 7f with Leparoux back up.

Now, take these two and consult to make the day complete. If you leave money on the table, it will be only your fault for not taking full advantage of our information for the day. Use it wisely, and best of luck finishing off the weekend.