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Keeneland Select

Gulfstream Park Hotlist - March 31

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 – (6) Olivia’s Sparkle (A) closed fast for second last time and should prevail today. (4) Sarah’s Dream may wake up in a claimer. (2) Bigbouquetofroses adds Lasix and is worth a look. (3) Perseverate is a firster who merits attention. Betting strategy: 6 to win, place. Exacta box: 2-3-4-6. Doubles: 2-3-4-6 with 3-6-9-10.

2nd race – (6) Sir Mendel didn’t fire on Tapeta but may like turf. (10) Poliglota should be a threat in the late stages. (3) Whiting Field looks like the one to catch. (9) No Plebeian might rebound with a better try here. Betting strategy: 6 to win, place. Exacta box: 3-6-9-10.

4th race – (5) Worship broke slow and closed fast while racing wide. Makes amends here. (10) Causeway’s Jewel moves to Pletcher’s barn and deserves some attention. (2) Turf Rocket should be flying in the stretch. (4) St. Susan fits in nicely here. Betting strategy: 5 to win, place. Exacta box: 2-4-5-10.

6th race – (1) Dreams of Tomorrow should perk up back on turf. (8) Novo Sol won his last and could emerge as the main rival. (9) Napoleonic War gets some class relief in this spot. (3) Lucky Score could get a fortunate trip in this field. Betting strategy: 1 to win, place.  Exacta box: 1-3-8-9.

10th race – (6) Dontlookbackatall has been no worse than second in her last six starts and gets the nod here. (8) Miss Speedy has been running in stakes and is the one to fear. (9) St. Pat’s Day belongs in the exotics. (5) Wide West has sharp early speed and could hang around until the end. Betting strategy: 6 to win, place. Exacta box: 5-6-8-9.

No.Letter/Last raceToday’s race  Comment     
  (6)Olivia’s SparkleA, 3/16 GPWas a good second last time