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Gulfstream Park Hotlist - May 1

April 28, 2020

Today’s Gulfstream Park Hot List races to watch
Friday, May 1, 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. [

3rd race – (10) Uncle Andrew takes a big class drop off the Maker claim and should prove best in this field. (1) Bahamian Park should be more competitive at this level. (8) Scar could be closing quickly at the end. (6) Chaos Kid should appreciate the stretch out to two tuns. Betting strategy: 10 to win, place. Exacta box: 1-6-8-10.

5th race - (9) Awesome Action (C) dropped from 9-2 to 7-2 and then dueled for the lead but settled for second. Can work out a winning trip here. (1) Deckology might perk up after a dismal try last time. (8) Louie’s Kingdom takes a drastic class drop and may contend here. (12) Starship Taxi was second at this level and should not be discounted. Betting strategy: 9 to win, place. Exacta box: 1-8-9-12.

7th race – (7) Shanghai Moon will appreciate a return to the main track and can prevail here. (3) Awesome Party has experience running in a stakes and may have a class edge. (1) Chasing the Candy will be tough to catch from the rail. (5) Still Schemin deserves a mention after a nice maiden win. Betting strategy: 7 to win, place. Exacta box: 3-7. Exactas: 3-7 over 1-5 and 1-5 over 3-7. Doubles: 1-3-5-7 with 1-2-4-10.

8th race – (1) Dalarna was second after three straight wins and can get back on the winning track here. (4) High Noon Rider looked sharp in victory and could be the main rival. (10) Jakarta seeks a third straight win and could be tough to catch on the front end. (2) Flowmotion could make his presence felt in the stretch. Betting strategy: 1 to win, place.  Exacta box: 1-2-4-10.

10th race – (1) Queen Abarrio (B) was carried wide and yet still flew home to miss by a neck. (2) Royal Jewel (C) was bet down from 2-1 to 7-5 and was an easy, frontrunning winner. Fits in well against winners. (10) Song River squandered a big lead last time but may hang on today. (9) Heir Ball was a solid second last time and will be a major threat. Betting strategy: 1 to win, place.  Exacta box: 1-2-9-10.




Letter/Last race

Today’s race








Awesome Action


C, 3/22

        5 GP

Was second last time







Queen Abarrio


B, 4/5

        10 GP

Missed by a neck







Royal Jewel


C, 3/18

        10 GP

Comes off a nice maiden win