Gulfstream Park & Santa Anita Turf Stakes RECAPS – Super Screener
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Gulfstream Park & Santa Anita Turf Stakes RECAPS

Tropical Turf (G3)

The turf course ended up being firm versus the anticipated softer going, so we moved up Heart to Heart as a result, but not to the win spot and he nearly stole the show. But a Super Screener “A” horse, Doctor Mounty and our most reliable board hitter and top long shot pick, Your Only Man, took advantage of the white hot pace and came rolling late to both nab Heart to Heart in the final jump.  That outcome resulted in a suggested wagers payout of $563. Here’s what the Super Screener had to say about this high-value pair before the race:

“#4 Doctor Mounty will get the needed give in the turf course for his best. His last three running lines are crazy good and by far the best of any horse in this field with the exception of #5 Mr Freeze’s effort in the G3 West Virginia Derby. While he’ll be last of all behind the modest pace, he owns the best turn of foot among this bunch and will benefit from the turn back in distance.  Only knock is that he may be over the top after three great races and a long campaign. If you don’t like our top two picks then focus on our Top Long Shot bomber pick in the race, #7 Your Only Man. This gelding is as consistent and as reliable as they come and he has never missed the Superfecta in 7 starts on the GP turf. Use this one over and under your top choices in the race in Exactas for a great shot to hit a big score if the morning line odds hold up.”

Something is clearly not right with Mr Freeze. He was really acting up before the race and once the gates opened, he ran for four furlongs and then tossed the bit…his rider did not abuse him and wrapped up on him at that point.

La Canada (G3)

The Super Screener top board hitter pick just crushed this field confirming her affinity for the off going and adding to her incredible string of on-board finishes, including 19 wins from 28 starts. The top three ranked horses by the Super Screener comprised the Trifecta finishers.

Las Cienegas (G3)

It can happen at this time of year…a deluge of rain hit the LA area, forcing the sealing of the main track and moving all but one of the turf races to the main track. The 9-horse field scheduled to go was reduced to a meager four rivals and all bets were off.  The Super Screener top win pick fired again as the odds-on favorite, easily disposing of this field.

Claiming

This was shaping up to be a great betting race with a full field of higher priced claimers going down the hill at Santa Anita.  Instead, rain forced this race to the sloppy, sealed main track and our top three ranked horses were scratched as a result. Our next top ranked horses performed well and our stand-against-favorite pick, Tough But Nice. ended up finishing last at 7-2.

Now the stakes action really starts picking up this weekend with the Sunshine Millions festival taking center stage at Gulfstream Park.  In addition, the Derby trail resumes with the always interesting G3 Lecomte run at Fair Grounds and Tampa Bay’s local prep, the Pasco Stakes, will be in play as well. Plenty of great races to choose from.

Until Saturday, Go Fast and Win!

Mike

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