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Presidents' Day Suggested Plays at Gulfstream Park
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019
by: Rich Bieglmeier
It's a busy day of Horse Racing on this Presidents' Day. In honor of our Commander in Chiefs, we are going to have a little fun and lay out some bets using Presidents on our money. Since Gulfstream has nearly a full card of non-graded stakes races, let's see if we can piece together some winning tickets using 20 cents more than a Ulysses S. Grant ($50).
Race 1 - $50,000 LITTLE MAGICIAN STAKES
Although we don't have MONTCLAIR (PP: 3 ML 8/5) as a Best Bet, let's single him and see if we can hit a $1 (George Washington) Trifecta.
Suggested Wager: $1 Trifecta: 3/5,7,8/3,7,8 = $6
Race 2 - $50,000 LADY BIRD STAKES
Race two starts the $0.50 (John F. Kennedy) Pick 4. We like two horses in leg number one: STARSHIP REINA (PP: 2 ML 9/5) and MISSCHIEF MAAS (PP: 3 ML 8/5).
Suggested Wager: $0.50 Pick 4 - 2,3/4,5,7/4,6/2 = $6; Total Wagered: $12
Race 3 - $50,000 ROUGH AND READY STAKES
Since we already have some action in the third thanks to the Pick 4, we are just going to back up our bet with a $1 (George Washington) exacta saver using our fourth pick, DONJI (PP: 1 ML 6-1).
Suggested Wager: $1 Exacta 1/4,5,7 = $3; Total Wagered: $15
Race 4 - $50,000 TRUST BUSTER STAKES
We have two Best Bets coming up in races 5 and 6. With that in mind, let's roll with a $2 (Thomas Jefferson) Pick 3.
Suggested Wager: $2 Pick 3 - 3,4,6/2/6 = $6; Total Wagered: $21
Race 5 - $60,000 MARY TODD STAKES
As we mentioned in race four and alluded to in race two, LUCKY LONG (PP: 2 ML 3-1) is one of today's Gulfstream Park Best Bets. The five-year-old mare is already singled in two bets; so, we are going to roll with a backdoor exacta/trifecta combo:
Suggested Wagers: $1 Exacta 1,3,7/2 = $3 and $0.50 Trifecta 1,3,7/1,3,7/2 = $3; Total Wagered: $27
Race 6 - $60,000 RAIL SPLITTER STAKES
Our second Best Bet of the day at Gulfstream is DUPREE (PP: 6 ML 5-1). We are going to roll with the same strategy as race 5 since he is singled as the anchor in our race four Pick 3.
Suggested Wagers: $1 Exacta 3,4,7/2 = $3 and $0.50 Trifecta 3,4,7/3,4,7/2 =$3; Total Wagered: $33
Race 7 - $60,000 MRS. PRESIDENTRESS STAKES
Lucky seven offer some value with a 12 horse field and a lukewarm 5/2 morning-line favorite ITSMYLUCKYCHARM (PP: 8). We have some longer shots in our selections. It's time for a $0.10 (Franklin Roosevelt) Superfecta.
Suggested Wager: $0.10 Superfecta 6,8/4,6,8,12/4,6,8,9,11,12/4,6,8,9,11,12 = $7.20; Total Wagered: $40.20.
Race 8 - $60,000 QUEEN MOTHER STAKES
Our third and final Gulfstream Best Bet comes into play, MIDTWON ROSE (PP: 5 ML 3-1). Considering 3-1 are the lowest odds in our top four picks, let's go with an exacta.
Suggested Wagers: $1 Exacta 5/3,10,11 and 3,10,11/5 = $6; Total Wagered: $46.20
Race 9 - $60,000 SAGE OF MONTICELLO STAKES
Since five of our six selections are grouped into the BLACK Horse Racing Roulette bet, we'll bet Black.
Suggested Wager: $4 Horse Racing Roulette, BLACK. Total Wagered: $50.20.
That's it for our $50ish budget. Hopefully, some of our Presidential Plays turn into winners and some good Gulfstream Park fun for a Ulysses S. Grant and two Franklin Roosevelts. There are still three races to go if we got some of our suggested wagers right.
Best of luck today and remember to just have fun this President's Day.
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