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Gulfstream Park Hotlist - March 21

March 19, 2020

Today’s Gulfstream Park Hot List races to watch
Saturday, March 21, 2020

By Bob Ehalt and Matt Shifman

Hot List Key:     

A : A preferred horse to watch                   B: Secondary horse to watch
*C: Went down 2 or more betting notches in the final 3 minutes and finished 1st through 3rd
*D: Went down 2 or more betting notches and finished 4th or worse
* - 4 or more betting notches if 11-1 or more.

1st race – (3) Philly Special drops into a claimer after a good effort in the MSW ranks and should prevail here. (8) Strike Magic had a wide trip last time and could bounce back here. (1) Florado rallied for third and could be a factor here. (11) More Good Times should be a factor in a claimer. Betting strategy: 3 to win, place. Exacta box: 1-3-8-11.

2nd race - (4) Time to Two Step (C) got off to a slow start and lost four lengths then had to close five wide and wound up third, only 1 ¼ lengths behind the winner. Should get the job done here. (1) I’m a Rockstar could benefit from a rail trip. (6) Powerful Words had some trouble last night and might grab a share of the purse. (8) Distinctly Sassy might improve in a claimer. Betting strategy: 4 to win, place. Exacta box: 1-4-6-8.

5th race – (4) Desert General (B) was a game third last time and could pull out a victory here off a claim. (9) Starship Apollo posted a sharp win last time and should be the main threat. (3) French Quarter returns to a winning level ad cannot be ignored. (1) Year of the Kitten deserves a look while switching to turf. Betting strategy: 4 to win, place. Exacta box: 1-3-4-9.

8th race – (7) Fortune Cookie was a competitive third in a claiming stakes and looks best in this spot. (1) Champagneonme was hurt by a wide trip and should be helped by a rail trip. (3) Hard Belle has been no worse than third in his last four starts and belongs in the exotics. (2) Stone Hands disappointed last time but can rebound here. Betting strategy: 7 to win, place.  Exacta box: 1-7. Exactas: 1-7 over 2-3 and 2-3 over 1-7.

11th race – (2) Aye Aye Sir returned from a three-month layoff and posted an impressive win. Can make it two in a row here. (1) Guildsman is worth a look long in his U.S. debut. (4) Another Miracle debuts for new connections and should be a main contender. (5) Cajun Casanova has a nice turn of speed and can last for a share. Betting strategy: 2 to win, place.  Exacta box: 1-2-4-5.



Letter/Last race

Today’s race








Time to Two Step

C, 1/4

        2 GP

Comes off a troubled trip







Desert General

B, 3/17

        5 GP

Turned in a sharp effort last time