Horse Racing Picks by Stogie for Saturday, Dec 5, 2020

Gulfstream Park Race 2 Glass Slipper Stakes

  • 6 Sky Chaser- no worse than 3 rd in last 6 starts , with 3 victories for Trainer Ron Spatz, finished 3rd by 1 length last out, winner from that race came back to win a Stakes Race , Win Contender
  • 2 Liza Star – 6 year old Mare is a 10- time winner here at Gulfstream Park, Peter Walden Trainee has previously run in Sprints, stretches out to a mile today, where she has won one of two, Win Contender
  • 5 Don’t Get Cozy- will be part of the mix with the upgrade to Irad Ortiz Jr in the irons , Major Player

Selections 6-2-5-10


Gulfstream Park Race 8 Rapid Transit Stakes

This Race appears to have many in here who can win, many of these runners are in good form and their speed figures are very much alike , so I’ll look for a value*

  • 1 Avant Garde- Trainer has done an fine job since claiming this Gelding for a mere 10K, he has won 5 of 6 races since the claim , with only defeat in the G3 Oklahoma Derby, where he finished a solid 4th beaten by just under 5 lengths, the 15-1 morning line is just too good to pass up , Live Longshot
  • 4 All Around- late closer who will benefit from a likely hot early pace, should be running them down late , Win Contender
  • 12 I’m a G Six – Pletcher/ Irad Ortiz Jr combo, don’t ignore

Selections 1-4-12-5-10


Gulfstream Park Race 11 Iron Horse Stakes

  • 6 Snap Hook – is going well right now winning 4 of last 6 races, I’m hoping Jockey Jaramillo guns this one out of the gate ,Gelding is good enough to take them gate to wire, Win Contender
  • 1 Frost Or Frippery- Brad Cox runner is 20 time winner, who is having an incredible 2020, finishing in the money 11 times in 12 starts with 7 wins, quite the resume, Win Contender
  • 3 Bobby G – Laurel shipper has won 3 straight and shows solid 4 furlong work over his surface, Major Threat

Selections 6-1-3-8


Aqueduct Race 9 Demoiselle Stakes Grade 2

There’s a 100% chance of rain , so I’ll Handicap Race 9 and 11 for a sloppy track*

  • 5 Dollar Mountain- broke Maiden on a sloppy track at Belmont by over 5 lengths against only 3 other rivals, but this one’s gallop out was strong and many of the youngsters in here have yet to run on an off track, Live Longshot
  • 7 Caramocha- impressive debut winner at 99-1 over this oval on a fast track, this one’s Daddy was a good in the slop, Win Contender
  • 1 Malathaat- if this Curlin Filly digs the mud she could be gone, she has speed and draws the rail, won a Stakes last out by over 7 lengths last out here at Aqueduct, Major Threat

Selections 5-7-1-3


Aqueduct Race 10 Cigar Mile Handicap

  • 8 True Timber – its been awhile since this hard trying 6 year old has found the winners circle, but I believe this Longshot has a great shot today, especially with the likely scratches of Mind Control and Firenze Fire, who absolutely hate the slop, I like this one’s effort in the slop three back, when he ran a solid third that day in the G1 Forego , Top Pick
  • 6 King Guillermo- lightly raced runner by Uncle Mo has been sidelined for over 7 months , but this Tampa Bay Derby winner has been training like a beast, hope the connections don’t scratch, cause I think he runs big off the long layoff, Win Contender
  • 1 Performer- has done little wrong in short Career wing 5 of 6 races including a win here in the G3 Discovery two back, Major Threat

Selections 8-6-1-3


Stogie Plays for the Day

Gulfstream Park Race 11

$10 WPS #6 Snap Hook(5-1)
$1 Tri Box 1,3,6,8

Aqueduct Race 10

$10WPS #8 True Timber(15-1)
$2 Exacta Box 1,3,6,8

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