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Gulfstream Park Hotlist - April 17

April 14, 2020

Today’s Gulfstream Park Hot List races to watch
Friday, April 17, 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 – (10)Harmonic Thunder (B) rallied for second last time and should break her maiden here. (11) Halfy drops into a claimer after a weak try and is worth a try here. (2) Snow and Lillylynn has speed and might last for a share of the purse. (7) Lookn Fine as Wine disappointed as a favorite and may bounce back today. Betting strategy: 10 to win, place. Exacta box: 2-7-10-11. Doubles: 2-7-10-11 with 3-5-7-8.

2nd race - (7) Golden Pal looks best for Ward in this 2-year-old race. (8) First Navy Admiral might be dangerous from an outside post. (3) Gatsby has put in some promising works and is worth a look. (5) Just Right Mike enters off some sharp works. Betting strategy: 7 to win, place. Exacta box: 3-5-7-8.

6th race – (6) Sniper Shot (A) returned from a layoff with a big win and should prove best here. (8) Mihos should be a threat in the stretch. (5) Do Share exits stakes company and merits respect here. (7) Royal Squeeze gets some class relief after racing in state-bred stakes and should be a threat. Betting strategy: 6 to win, place. Exacta box: 5-6-7-8.

9th race – (2) Yodel E. A. Who missed by a nose in a solid effort and deserves top billing here. (6) Fortin Hill is unbeaten in two starts and is the one to fear despite not racing since June. (7) Moonoverseba was third in his last two starts and belongs in the exotics. (8) Shakhimat was victorious in his last try at this level and cannot be ignored. Betting strategy: 2 to win, place.  Exacta box: 2-6-7-8.

10th race – (10) Maverick Kitten was second in last two starts and seems overdue for a maiden win. (3) Cowtown gives turf a try and will be dangerous as he drops into a claimer. (2) Conformity has the potential to be a threat here in a turf claimer. (1) King of Rock should be a contender from the rail. Betting strategy: 10 to win, place.  Exacta box: 1-2-3-10.




Letter/Last race

Today’s race








Harmonic Thunder


B, 3/25

        1 GP

Was a solid second last time







Sniper Shot


A, 1/17

        6 GP

Won impressively after a layoff