Gulfstream Park Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, May 18, 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
7 7 Crash 2.00 1 2-1
5 5 My Sarasota Queen 3.50 1.4 3-1
2 2 Balenciaga Betty 4.50 1.7 3-1
9 9 Nouveau Riche 5.00 1.9 4-1
3 3 Cajun Expectation 6.00 2.1 4-1
6 6 Royal Aberdeen 12.00 3.9 7-1
8 8 Holy Kingdom 12.00 3.9 7-1
4 4 For the Thrill 20.00 6.1 12-1
1 1 Cosmic Symphony 30.00 9 17-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Take Your Point 2.50 1 2-1
8 8 Fear and Friday 3.00 1.3 2-1
11 11 Arisaema 5.00 2.4 4-1
16 16 Tiz Erin 6.00 2.9 5-1
5 5 Darling Luna 6.00 2.9 5-1
15 15 Dialithic 10.00 5.1 10-1
9 9 Naa Dudette 12.00 6.2 12-1
2 2 Sweet Judy Blue 12.00 6.2 12-1
1 1 Exotic Dancer 15.00 7.8 15-1
7 7 Follow the Fed 20.00 10.6 20-1
12 12 Shining Skye 20.00 10.6 20-1
14 14 Cool Tricks 20.00 10.6 20-1
10 10 Reina Mar 20.00 10.6 20-1
13 13 Vanishing Wish 20.00 10.6 20-1
6 6 Time Miss 20.00 10.6 20-1
4 4 Plankton 30.00 16 30-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Hope in Him 1.20 1 2-1
4 4 Jet Wings 1.60 1.1 2-1
6 6 Amor Lejano (ARG) 5.00 2 4-1
5 5 Adios Asher 8.00 2.8 5-1
1 1 Capture the Time 10.00 3.3 6-1
2 2 Feast 20.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Barry the Builder 2.50 1 2-1
5 5 Gold Franc (IRE) 3.50 1.5 3-1
11 11 Titan 4.50 2 4-1
7 7 Texas Air Force 8.00 3.6 7-1
13 13 Builder Jak 8.00 3.6 7-1
8 8 Gemstone Warrior 10.00 4.6 9-1
4 4 My Buddy Frank 10.00 4.6 9-1
10 10 Romping Runner 12.00 5.5 10-1
3 3 Kuwait Towers 12.00 5.5 10-1
2 2 Decisive Pride 20.00 9.3 18-1
6 6 Uzziah 20.00 9.3 18-1
12 12 Breath Deeply 30.00 14 26-1
1 1 Sleipnir 30.00 14 26-1
14 14 Baba’s Baby Boy 30.00 14 26-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Monroe S.) – Monroe S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Angel Nadeshiko 1.20 1 2-1
2 2 Charlie’s Wish 3.00 1.8 3-1
3 3 Ocean Club 4.00 2.2 4-1
1 1 Empress Ellie 8.00 4 7-1
7 7 Thirty Thou Kelvin 8.00 4 7-1
5 5 Starship Agenda 12.00 5.7 11-1
6 6 Towser 15.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Bigbouquetofroses 2.50 1 2-1
8 8 Our Friend Sadie 3.00 1.2 2-1
2 2 Julee’s Legacy 4.00 1.7 3-1
6 6 Aless Queen 4.50 1.9 4-1
7 7 Brown Eyed Beauty 10.00 4.4 8-1
9 9 Five Eyes Onmichel 10.00 4.4 8-1
3 3 Timely Reward 12.00 5.3 10-1
1 1 Gouldian 15.00 6.7 13-1
5 5 Fussy Girl 20.00 9 17-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Candy Street 2.00 1 2-1
6 6 Bold Advance 3.50 1.5 3-1
10 10 Hey River 4.00 1.6 3-1
9 9 Go Go Ge 6.00 2.3 4-1
3 3 Hechicero 8.00 2.9 6-1
1 1 Darth 10.00 3.6 7-1
2 2 Ambushed 20.00 6.8 13-1
4 4 Noble Wave 20.00 6.8 13-1
8 8 Pirate Radio 20.00 6.8 13-1
5 5 Danley 30.00 10 19-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Legacy Isle 1.60 1 2-1
6 6 Classic Car Wash 2.00 1.1 2-1
5 5 Swirvin 3.50 1.6 3-1
2 2 Gatsby 8.00 3.1 6-1
4 4 Celestial Glaze 8.00 3.1 6-1
3 3 X Y Point 15.00 5.4 10-1
7 7 Avant Glory 20.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
10 10 Monopoly of Honor 3.00 1 2-1
4 4 Lamcaro 4.50 1.5 3-1
6 6 Riverwalk 5.00 1.6 3-1
11 11 Inherent Promise 6.00 2 4-1
5 5 Il Siciliano 8.00 2.6 5-1
16 16 Bell Mountain 8.00 2.6 5-1
14 14 Taparino 10.00 3.2 6-1
2 2 Awesome Life 10.00 3.2 6-1
1 1 Berkus (FR) 10.00 3.2 6-1
15 15 Catch a Tiger 12.00 3.9 7-1
7 7 Mo Go 15.00 4.8 9-1
3 3 Swift Delivery 15.00 4.8 9-1
8 8 Blue Spearman 15.00 4.8 9-1
9 9 Son of a Slew 20.00 6.4 12-1
12 12 Sharp Wonder 30.00 9.6 18-1
13 13 Gamblin George 50.00 16 30-1

RACE NUMBER 10 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Smart Spending 1.80 1 2-1
2 2 Current Situation 3.00 1.5 3-1
5 5 Dubstep 4.50 2.2 4-1
7 7 Slime Queen 8.00 3.7 7-1
8 8 Wicca Wisdom 8.00 3.7 7-1
3 3 Nothing But Pumps 8.00 3.7 7-1
1 1 Winning At Ease 15.00 6.8 13-1
6 6 Barbara 15.00 6.8 13-1
4 4 Dancingwthdaffodls 20.00 9 17-1

RACE NUMBER 11 (Roar S.) – Roar S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Crimson Advocate 1.60 1 2-1
6 6 Reef Runner 3.00 1.4 3-1
2 2 Okiro 5.00 2 4-1
1 1 Esperon 6.00 2.2 4-1
3 3 Devil in Disguise 6.00 2.2 4-1
9 9 Test Factor 12.00 3.9 7-1
8 8 Lighting Clouds 15.00 4.8 9-1
7 7 Snowname 30.00 9 17-1
5 5 Sir Flash 30.00 9 17-1

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.