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Check out my Gulfstream Park race 11 analysis for 3-2-24 below.  

GP 11 (G2 GP Mile, 8f)
Primary – #4 IL MIRACOLO, #5 Tumbarumba
Secondary – #3 Steal Sunshine, #8 Gilmore

Wagers: #4 to win, Trifecta key 4/3-5-8, Superfecta 4-5/4-5/3-8/3-8

Comments: #4 Il Miracolo (9-2) was in too deep in the Pegasus World Cup (G1) Jan. 27. He stalked the pace from post 10 and split a 12-horse field that day (beaten 14 lengths). He fired trifecta shots in five straight stakes starts prior to his last including a victory in the Grade 3 Smarty Jones. He has struck twice at this course and distance, and the versatile Gun Runner colt has the speed and numbers to win this. #5 Tumbarumba (8-5) sat a nice tactical trip and held off Castle Chaos (scratched) and Steal Sunshine to win by a nose in the Fred Hooper last time. This race is lacking front end speed and he will likely chase the pace under Saez. #3 Steal Sunshine (5-2) has a good overall record at this course and distance. He showed nice late interest in a close show finish in the local Fred Hooper (G3) at one mile Jan. 27. He is capable of getting involved earlier and can go better in his third start after a layoff. #8 Gilmore (15-1) is the other horse exiting the Hooper. He had early trouble, raced outside, and never got seriously involved. I liked him on multiple occasions last year and think he is talented enough to get a piece of the purse. He has struck twice at this distance and Gaffalione is his new rider. 

Recent Free Pick Winners
Feb. 10 – Endlessly ($3.40)
Feb. 11 – Cali Bay ($4.20)
Feb. 16 – Prancingthroughparis ($14.20), Trifecta ($397.40)
Feb. 18 – Firsttimeinforever ($6.00)
Feb. 24 – Johnny Drama ($4.00), Trifecta ($75.20)
Feb. 25 – Clements Ride ($3.20), Trifecta ($49.60)

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Jarrod Horak

Jarrod Horak posts stakes recaps from Del Mar and Santa Anita Park, along with full card recaps and free stakes picks from Southern and/or Northern California.