No. 5 GULSARY: Irish import was making her stateside debut and her first race since last November. She looked good in the track and was taking some money. Jockey Gary Stevens must have had instructions to take hold of her as she looked like he was pulled out of the saddle. Settled in the back of the pack in this nine horse field turning for home. Was last and then unleashed a powerful run down the lane to finish fourth in what was a set up for something bigger. We will follow as this filly has the looks of one sneaky girl. $$$
No. 5 SHERIFF HUTTON: Now this is the way to hit a huge exacta. If you would have liked Tale Be Told in this race who went off as the second favorite at 4-1 then Sheriff Hutton is a must use in the exacta as he was exiting the same race. That is one of my favorite plays and the Sheriff missed by a head at 69-1. The exacta paid a whopping $430.80 for two bucks. Look for the Sheriff to pop at a big price.
No. 11 LOUFOQUE: First time starter for trainer Richard Mandella looked like she really wanted to run but jockey Espinoza took a mighty hold of her as she tried to pull him out of the saddle. He took her out into the stretch and made a big late run to finish a good second at 22-1. If sent long on the grass next time out we will be heading to the window. $$$
Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].