Gulfstream Park Horse Racing Picks for Friday, April 5, 2024

Below is a table for each race of the day. The table is ordered by our algorythmically calculated expected order of finish. Our program takes into account past performances, workout times, speed ratings, recency, and breeder/jockey data amoung other data points.

Using the “Expected” column, the lower number is better. When there is a clear lowest value, we like that horse best to win. In situations where many horses share low numbers, we like those horses equally well. If no horse is under 3, the results are less clear to us and bettors should examine the race more closely.

Using the “Value” column, we present the minimum payout we would recommend betting the particular horse. Look for higher-paying odds than those listed if you like that horse.

Scratches are notated and will be updated as available.

RACE NUMBER 1 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
Whitby 0 0-1
5 5 Seven Anniversary 8.00 1 2-1
7 7 Whitby 15.00 3 6-1
1 1 Parakeet (IRE) 1.40 3 6-1
6 6 Always Dialed 6.00 3.8 7-1
2 2 Heat Lightning 6.00 4.7 9-1
3 3 Adios Cole 3.00 5.1 10-1
4 4 Ikat 5.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Starship Nebula 1.20 1 2-1
5 5 Love Paradox 4.00 1.7 3-1
4 4 Acquired Taste 12.00 3.5 7-1
7 7 Explosive Exchange 4.50 3.6 7-1
1 1 Cajun Fantasy 12.00 3.8 7-1
6 6 It’s Nora Now 6.00 6.1 11-1
3 3 Sheza Rajun Cajun 6.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Annointed 3.50 1 2-1
4 4 Tour the City 1.40 2.8 5-1
6 6 Deleted Video 6.00 3.1 6-1
5 5 Vino Lux 4.00 3.6 7-1
7 7 Passioned 12.00 3.7 7-1
1 1 Kid Cairo 8.00 4.1 8-1
3 3 Slide Show 8.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Big Band Luzziann 3.50 1 2-1
5 5 Sandpiper Memories 8.00 2.1 4-1
4 4 Goodbetterbest 12.00 2.8 5-1
1 1 She Fled the Scene 8.00 2.9 5-1
3 3 Don’t Get Pickled 2.50 3 6-1
6 6 No Wasabi for Me 15.00 6.4 12-1
2 2 Wicked Mercury 1.40 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 People Force 2.50 1 2-1
7 7 K. C. Chief 6.00 1.5 3-1
5 5 Honesto 1.80 2.8 5-1
2 2 Backwoods Boogie 3.50 3.6 7-1
8 8 Ensign Skip 15.00 6.1 12-1
3 3 Artemus Bridge 10.00 6.1 12-1
4 4 Cobble Road 10.00 6.4 12-1
1 1 Officer Country 20.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Above Par 3.50 1 2-1
3 3 War of Ages 6.00 2 4-1
4 4 Drinks On Me 8.00 2.9 5-1
5 5 Foxy Lady 1.80 3 6-1
6 6 American Gamble 12.00 3.3 6-1
2 2 Sassy Melissa 2.00 5 9-1
1 1 Barbara 20.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 El Matador 5.00 1 2-1
6 6 Secret Lover 15.00 1.6 3-1
5 5 Falfurrias 2.50 1.7 3-1
1 1 Money in Motion 4.50 3.7 7-1
2 2 Because the Night 3.50 6.2 12-1
3 3 Team Captain 8.00 6.4 12-1
7 7 Private Thoughts 3.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Golden Sombrero 2.00 1 2-1
5 5 Top Maverick 4.00 2.2 4-1
1 1 Cajun’s Choice 15.00 3.9 7-1
7 7 Breeze the Bayou 6.00 4 8-1
8 8 Cajun Fool 4.50 4.2 8-1
2 2 Billy’s Empire 30.00 6.6 12-1
4 4 Brown Eyed Beauty 10.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Aquarius Moon 3.00 SCRATCH

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late scratches and other changes – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides┬áno warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.