Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Neil Morrice: International Racing - Sunday 10 May 2020

Neil Morrice: International Racing - Sunday 10 May 2020

International Racing Best Bets and Tips: Sunday 3 May 2020

Neil Morrice brings us all of his best bets and tips for Sunday's racing taking place at Gulfstream Park. 

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Gulfstream Park Best Bets Sunday

Race 2 (Maiden Claiming)

Trainer: Scott Becker - Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr

Easy to back on his second career start over course and distance last month, W W CANDY kept on to earn minor money and will be wiser for that experience. The son of Twirling Candy finds himself in the weakest of the three maiden claimers on the card and with a top jockey booked can capitalise. In order to achieve that he needs to overcome Three Deep, who was rolled when odds-on two starts back and is becoming expensive. Apache is a colt with an identical profile to the top selection, and with Saez on top could cause him most problems.

Prediction: 7-1-3

Race 6 (Maiden Special Weight)

Trainer: Ralph Nicks - Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

Yet to disappoint but still seeking a breakthrough success, CAROLYN’S SMILE looks like being a tough nut to crack. On third start this year she continues the trend of having a month between races, and is pound for pound a more reliable prospect than main market rival Sweden. Her first run in maiden claiming saw her beat all but Bird Map, who is a good yardstick to go by. Sweden has started between 12-1 and 25-1 for three of her last four starts, but with Edgard Zayas aboard for the first time she’ll get every assistance from the saddle. That said, it could be left to Raspberry Ballet to fill the exacta, as she’s hit the board in all but one of her nine outings, making her a most reliable option.

Prediction: 2-6-3

Race 7 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Trainer: Larry Rivelli - Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr

It must be short odds against one of the veterans winning this interesting contest, and while Trev returns after skipping an opportunity the other day the claims of GOOD BYE GREG look stronger. The winner of three allowance optionals at Arlington and an allowance at Philadelphia, the Teuflesberg entire endured training issues and now returns off a 217-day break. His workouts have been good and with Ortiz another positive he can see off the ten-year-old Trev who is never more dangerous than when coming back from a lay-off, as is the case today. For value purposes the other to include is Shared Legacy, who has looked on the case on his last two starts on the sprint track here and should have gained a confidence boost from his win exactly a month ago.

Prediction: 7-10-6

Race 9 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Trainer: Katherine Ritvo - Jockey: Nik Juarez

FROSTED GRACE is proving a credit to his connections, and since taking out an allowance last fall has put in four earning runs in as many outings at a slightly higher level. It means he should enjoy the more straightforward assignment that awaits him, with just five opponents to overcome. The best of them could be Where Paradise Lay who debuts for trainer Brendan Walsh off the claim. He got the job done well enough here but on a sloppy track, and while he’s clearly in the zone, may find the classy Frosted Grace too hot to handle. With an eye catching jockey change, WHYRUAWESOME can make it a fifth consecutive place finish since joining his trainer, but I don’t expect him to win.

Prediction: 2-6-4

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