The late scratches hurt us on Wednesday. We had one top pick that was scratched which made that a no play race, and a second pick scratched at GP.

We did hit on one top pick exacta and it paid $9.70 which means the straight exacta plays showed a very nice ROI for the second day in row. +94%

We only have one track going on Thursday-Gulfstream

Here are our plays for Thursday:

Gulfstream Park

Race 5

Post: 2:32 PM ET Turf

1 Mile | Open | 4 Year Olds And Up | ALLOWANCE | Purse: $49,000 $1 Daily Double / $1 Exacta / $.50 Trifecta / $.10 Superfecta / $1 Super Hi 5 $.50 Bet 3 (Races 5-6-7)

  • # PP ODDS Horse Jockey Weight Trainer Claim $ Med.
  • 1 1 ML 9-5 Arcature J. Castellano 121 Lbs C. Brown L
  • 2 2 ML 15-1 Semblance of Order E. Jaramillo 121 Lbs J. Antonucci L
  • 3 3 ML 3-1 Unbridled Outlaw C. Lanerie 121 Lbs D. Romans L
  • 4 4 ML 4-1 War Stroll J. Rosario 121 Lbs I. Wilkes L
  • 5 5 ML 10-1 Soluble (GER) J. Leparoux 121 Lbs R. Ribaudo L
  • 6 6 ML 8-1 Brass Compass L. Saez 121 Lbs M. Casse L
  • 7 7 ML 12-1 Tiz Shea D J. Lezcano 121 Lbs W. Mott L
  • 8 8 ML 10-1 Azar J. Velazquez 121 Lbs T. Pletcher L

Battagliaspicks 1-3-4 (5 stars)

#1 Arcature-has ran in stake races in 5 of 6 his last starts since breaking his maiden in his career debut including the grade II Del Mar Derby last out. He shipped over from CA and joined the Chad Brown barn who wins at 22% with his new runners in their first start. Castellano takes the mount and is winning with Chad at a big 29%

#3 Unbridled Outlaw-broke from the tough #12 post last out and pressed the pace before missing by only 2 lengths. He gets a much better post today, stretches out, and is the one to beat.

#4 War Stroll– late runner finished a length behind our second pick last out. He gets more ground today and will come running into the gimmicks.

Race 7

Post: 3:32 PM ET Dirt

6 Furlongs | Open | 3 Year Olds | STARTER OPTIONAL CLAIMING : $50,000 | Purse: $36,000 $1 Daily Double / $1 Exacta / $.50 Trifecta / $.10 Superfecta / $1 Super Hi 5 $.50 Bet 3 (Races 7-8-9) / $.50 Pick 5 (Races 7-8-9-10-11)

  • # PP ODDS Horse  Jockey Weight Trainer Claim $ Med.
  • 1 1 ML 5-2 Coors Lute J. Velazquez 118 Lbs T. Pletcher L
  • 2 2 ML 3-1 Smokey P. Lopez 118 Lbs J. Navarro L
  • 3 3 ML 7-2 My Friend J. Ortiz 118 Lbs L. Pilotti $50,000 L
  • 4 4 ML 6-1 Epic Drama L. Saez 118 Lbs D. Fawkes L
  • 5 5 ML 8-1 Arrecife L. Reyes 118 Lbs A. Sano $50,000 L
  • 6 6 ML 20-1 Sal’s Jet C. Lanerie 120 Lbs J. Garoffalo L
  • 7 7 ML 9-2 Promete M. Vasquez 118 Lbs O. Gonzalez L

Battagliaspicks 1-2-3 (5 stars)

#1 Coors Lute-drew off to break his maiden in his career debut last out and looks good for the repeat score.

#2 Smokey- broke his maiden for 16k and was claimed. New connections move him up to 35k, won by 3, and was claimed again. New connections move him up again and he is the one to beat.

#2 My Friend-has taken on tougher in his last several and will be in the payoffs.