BetAmerica’s horse racing pick of the day: May 7, Gulfstream Park
Weekday picks and plays for Thoroughbred racing.
Thursday, May 7
Early speed tends to be dominant in 5-furlong turf sprints at Gulfstream. Horses with the Brisnet E (Early) running style have won 49% of these grass dashes since the end of November, while E/P runners have accounted for another 27%.
As a result, #6 Myfirstexwife (5-2 on the morning line) should be tough to beat. A daughter of Grade 1-winning sprinter/miler The Factor, Myfirstexwife appears to be the “speed of the speed” in this modest claimer for 3-year-old fillies. Myfirstexwife has finished second in her last two runs for a $25,000 tag, including one occasion where she dueled for the lead through blazing fractions of :20.97 and :43.85.
The drop to $12,500 should allow Myfirstexwife secure the early lead and never look back. Trainer Jorge Abreau wins at a 40% rate when he drops runners down in class two levels, and Eclipse Award-winning jockey Irad Ortiz will take the mount.
$20 to win on #6 Myfirstexwife
$10 exacta: 6 with 2