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  • Mike Dempsey / Thursday Picks

    Here is the opening race from Gulfstream Park to get the day off to a good start:

    GP Race 1 Md $16,000 (1:00 ET)
    #9 Kayseri 6-1
    #11 Bee Wings 8-1
    #7 Madame Moon 1-1
    #2 Businessindubai 10-1

    Analysis: Kayseri tracked the early pace and tired to finish sixth last out against $25,000 foe while in the Casse barn. The filly was claimed out of the race by the Dibona barn that is 19% winners first off the claim. She ran well two back in her local debut over good ground where she chased the early pace, took over the lead heading for home and weakened to finish third. The blinkers come off and she drops in for $16,000. She is out of a Meadowlake mare that has dropped five winners including one turf winner.

    Bee Wings was off poorly when clipping heels soon after the break and she came with a good late run to finish in the runner up spot for hi tag at 9-1. She has had troubled starts three of her five starts and got into traffic troubles in one of her other outings. She gets a jock upgrade here to Lopez and in her second career start she was beaten just a half-length in a runner up finish at GP West. A clean trip and she can be in the mix at a decent price.

    WIN: # 9 to win at 9-2 or better.
    EX: 9,11 / 2,7,9,11
    TRI: 9,11 / 2,7,9,11 / 2,7,9,11,13

    Today’s Featured Race of the Day from Oaklawn Park:

    OP Race 6 Clm $10,000 (3:52 CT)
    #1 Esposito 7-2
    #6 You Split Tens 4-1
    #3 Carmelo 7-2
    #9 Hold On Angel 12-1

    Analysis: Esposito pressed the early pace and finished gamely to come up just a neck short last out against $6,250 foes going a mile here. The winner Canadian Game came back to beat $16,000 claimers here on March 21. The gelding beat $6,250 foes two back by two lengths in a sharp effort. He owns a solid pace profile throughout with good early and mid pace numbers. He fits well in this spot.

    You Split Tens tracked the early pace, came up the inside and took over the lead and drew clear late to win by two lengths over $6,250 foes. He was claimed out of the race by the Villafranco barn that is 14% winners first off the claim. He is back on track after getting outrun two back off a two-month break against $12,500 foes. He looks primed for a good effort here in his third start of his current form cycle.

    WIN: #1 to win at 3-1 or better.
    EX: 1,6 / 1,3,6,9
    TRI: 1,6 / 1,3,6,9 / 1,3,5,6,9

    Today’s Featured Race of the Day from Gulfstream Park:

    GP Race 8 Clm $16,000N2L (4:36 ET)
    #8 Too Much War 6-1
    #1 Jost Sayin 7-2
    #7 Karenina 3-1
    #6 Cassidy's Smile 6-1

    Analysis: Too Much War makes her second start off a long layoff here for the sharp Gargan barn that has won at a 30% clip at the meeting. Last out off the bench the filly stalked the early pace and tired to finish seventh at 12-1. She broke her maiden over the turf here at 7 1/2 furlongs in her debut back in July of '18. She gets a jock upgrade here from the big to Saez and should be tighter second off the bench.

    Jost Sayin stalked the early pace and came with a good late rally to finish in the runner up spot. The winner Hanie came back to beat $16,000 non-winners of three in her next outing on March 1 at Tampa Bay Downs. Two others came out of the race to run second in their next starts. She has come up short at this level five times but has landed in the money in her last four and now gets a barn switch to Carlos who is having a strong meeting hitting at a 23% clip and is 32% winners (with a +ROI) with newcomers to the barn.

    WIN: #8 to win at 4-1 or better.
    EX: 1,8 / 1,6,7,8
    TRI: 1,8 / 1,6,7,8 / 1,6,7,8,9

    Live Longshots:
    These are price plays for exotic players looking to find a couple of extra contenders to use in their trifecta and superfecta wagers. Or for those with smaller bankrolls, you might want to get in a small win-place wager.

    Gulfstream Park
    R1: #11 Bee Wings 8-1
    R1: #2 Businessindubai 10-1
    R2: #3 Meet Cute 8-1
    R2: #7 Frank Alone 10-1
    R3: #2 Guaco 8-1
    R4: #9 American River 15-1
    R10: #8 Zippy 12-1
    R10: #3 Belgrano 8-1

    Good luck today!

  • #2
    Hi Spenda....I hope you are keeping safe and happy!!
    I just checked and I think I have this on my TV! What a nice distraction from the scary (for me) news!!! At least they are talking about Gulfstream now.
    I hope I still remember my password to 5 Dimes I know NADA about horses, as you know, but I like the name Bees Wings. Let's get buzzed!!!

    ​​​​​​​ sending virtual hugs!


    • #3
      that money disappeared quickly... take care and stay safe, everybody!!!


      • #4
        Thanks Mama ... stay safe ... crazy days ahead ....imo ....

        I didn't play any of Dempsey's plays .... yet .... I usually just mess with his longshots ...