Gulfstream Park Horse Racing Picks for Thursday, May 9, 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 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Frosted Faith 3.50 1 2-1
6 6 Volkert 2.00 1.9 4-1
5 5 Devils Only Friend 2.50 3.6 7-1
1 1 Christensen 3.00 5.4 10-1
3 3 Song Runner 20.00 5.4 10-1
2 2 Beganingreenpoint 6.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Napoleonic War 4.50 1 2-1
1 1 Space Launch 2.50 1.1 2-1
7 7 Tatanka 3.50 1.4 3-1
3 3 Eyes On Target 10.00 2.5 5-1
4 4 Novo Sol (BRZ) 3.00 4.5 8-1
5 5 Lorenz (BRZ) 6.00 4.9 9-1
2 2 Souper Energizer 20.00 8 15-1
8 8 Vladislav 15.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Joe Di Baggio 6.00 1 2-1
1 1 Solomons Gold 3.50 1.4 3-1
2 2 All About Lucky 4.50 1.8 3-1
6 6 Cajun Hope 6.00 2.4 5-1
3 3 Lee Ann’s Warrior 20.00 4.3 8-1
5 5 Double Play King 0.80 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
Maximo 0 0-1
1 1 Lieutenant Stan 1.80 1 2-1
7 7 Imapeppa 8.00 1.7 3-1
4 4 Hermoso Hombre 15.00 2.7 5-1
5 5 Jabran 1.60 3.6 7-1
2 2 Mayheminthepalace 5.00 4.2 8-1
3 3 Racket 10.00 4.7 9-1
6 6 Maximo 8.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
10 10 Guaicaipuro 15.00 1 2-1
9 9 Parakeet (IRE) 3.50 1.4 3-1
6 6 Praiseworthy 2.50 1.8 3-1
1 1 Queen Valentina 8.00 2.2 4-1
7 7 Always Dialed 8.00 3.2 6-1
3 3 Giuro 10.00 3.5 7-1
8 8 Mor Spring Spirit 15.00 3.6 7-1
4 4 Nando 15.00 5.3 10-1
5 5 Icelander 10.00 7.2 14-1
2 2 Rocky Chitu 4.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Starship Mocha 2.50 1 2-1
3 3 Beastly Speed 1.00 1.1 2-1
4 4 Sam Stormy 15.00 3.2 6-1
5 5 Southern Dream 6.00 4.2 8-1
1 1 Haberdashery 15.00 5.2 10-1
2 2 Tie Breaker 3.50 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Grand Birdie 1.80 1 2-1
4 4 Baha Secret 1.40 3 6-1
2 2 Black Belt Barbie 6.00 3.2 6-1
5 5 Kozem 6.00 4.1 8-1
6 6 Naughty Favors 8.00 4.6 9-1
7 7 Tribute 20.00 SCRATCH
1 1 Braccesca 15.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Born a Gambler 3.00 1 2-1
5 5 Stormy Victory 12.00 1.1 2-1
1 1 The Doorman 20.00 2.7 5-1
3 3 Cosmic Speculation 8.00 2.9 5-1
7 7 Uncaptured Boy 5.00 4.3 8-1
9 9 Fast N Steady 12.00 5.9 11-1
10 10 Ensign Skip 30.00 6.6 12-1
6 6 Exult 2.00 SCRATCH
2 2 Andie One 20.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Free Smoke 6.00 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.