Gulfstream’s top turf races on Memorial Day could wash off. Rains are expected for Monday, May 25. No worries. The card at the Hallandale Beach race track has plenty of awesome dirt events. The best is the eleventh, a 1 mile $75,000 allowance optional claimer. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Gulfstream Park for Monday, May 25. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Gulfstream Park Horse Racing Picks
- When: Monday, May 25 at 12:45 pm ET
- Where: Hallandale Beach, FL
- Weather: Rain Showers Likely
- Temperature: High 83 – Low 76
Gulfstream Park Picks for Monday, May 25
Race 7 – 3:49 pm ET – 6 Furlongs Dirt – $30,000 Claiming
Because she goes up in class, Papa’s Little Girl is 10/1 on the morning line. If she repeats either of her last two, though, she can win this. Give the longshot runner from Jose Garoffalo’s barn a huge shot.
Forever Marta must come from the clouds. The Luis Duco trained 4-year-old filly takes a drop in class. Also, in the past few days, speed on the front end hasn’t lasted. That gives Marta a shot.
Trainer Joseph Orseno drops 7/5 on the morning line Ms Meshak from optional claiming $62,500 to this $30,000 claimer. Sure, Orseno could be looking for a quick score. But if the 5-year-old mare has decided she’d rather head to the farm that race competitively, it won’t matter how far Joseph drops her. Best to use underneath.
- Win: Papa’s Little Girl
- Place: Forever Marta
- Show: Ms. Meshak
Race 9 – 4:52 pm ET – 6 Furlongs Dirt –$25,000 Claiming
Julio Cartagena has saddled just 17 horses during this meet. He’s won with 2 of those 17 runners. Jungle Warrior might give him his third victory. The Animal Kingdom sired 4-year-old gelding takes a slight drop in class from $30,000 claimers. Warrior also gets blinkers, a weight break, and has plenty of cheap speed to chase.
Travelin Gambler won’t be part of the cheap speed. The early-presser gets a massive weight break and blinkers. Jockey Christian Torres fits this one well. Expect the 5/1 morning line choice to bury the two Larry Rivelli chalks.
We prefer one of those chalks, Jettin Out, over the other, Vincent Williams. Vincent strikes us as a one-hit wonder. Williams’ best race happened in a 4 ½ furlong dash. Jettin Out broke its maiden at the 6 furlong distance. Jettin Out can win. Consider for both top and bottom of your exotics.
- Win: Jungle Warrior
- Place: Travelin Gambler
- Show: Jettin Out
Race 11 – 5:55 pm ET – 1 Mile Dirt – $75,000 Allowance Optional Claiming
Trainer John Servis puts the saddle on Fiftyshays Ofgreen. A stakes-placed runner sired by Bernardini, Fiftyshays failed to hit the board in the Grade 3 Honeybee. She cuts back in distance and should get a nice trip behind the speed.
Some of that speed should come from Carlos Silva trained Judy’s Way. It helps that hall-of-fame jockey Edgar Prado jumps aboard. Prado is excellent at gauging pace. He’ll ensure Judy is in a prime position to get the win. She may not be good enough, but it won’t be because Edgar gives her a bad ride.
Sammy Camacho aboard Spartanka will try to put her in the garden spot. Mike Maker overshot by entering the daughter of Street Sense into the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks off just a maiden win. This $75,000 optional claimer makes much more sense.
- Win: Fiftyshays Ofgreen
- Place: Judy’s Way
- Show: Spartanka