Gulfstream Park West Race 2 for Thursday, October 19, 2017
Handicapped by The Turf Club Analysts
Gulfstream Park West - Race #2 - Post: 1:48pm - Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $15,000 Class Rating: 80
#4 RIBERENA (ML=4/1)
#6 MISS HIGH TIDE (ML=10/1)
RIBERENA - When Meneses and Sano combine forces on horses the return on investment has been terrific at +107. Trainer Sano gave this filly a good stiff work. Last one was 2nd fastest of the day. Finished off the board last out at Gulfstream Park West, but was within five lengths of the winner. Opening at 4/1 makes me think she's got a chance. MISS HIGH TIDE - Sub-par try last out at Gulfstream Park was due to the off-going (she ran fifth). Have to give a better effort right here without the off-track conditions.
Vulnerable Contenders: #1 ELUSIVE HARMONY (ML=2/1), #5 ESKEN LADY (ML=5/2), #2 PURE BLISS (ML=3/1),
ELUSIVE HARMONY - Speed figs of 74/71/66 are headed on a downward course. Not likely that the speed fig she earned on September 3rd will hold up in this race. ESKEN LADY - This horse hasn't been in the money in either of her last two efforts. Finished fifth in her most recent effort with a mediocre fig. When I look at today's class figure, it would take an improved performance to win after that in this bunch. PURE BLISS - Didn't look so good last time. Probably won't make an impact in today's race. Unlikely that the speed rating she recorded on October 9th will be enough in this race.
Putting our cash on #4 RIBERENA to win. Have to have odds of at least 9/5 or better though