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Racing Dudes 2021 Florida Derby Wagering Guide and Picks
Greatest Honour winning the Fountain of Youth (Credit: Coglianese Photos/Lauren King)

Racing Dudes 2021 Florida Derby Wagering Guide and Picks

Courtlandt Farms’ Greatest Honour will have a lot riding on him in Saturday’s $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) as he looks to become the first horse in history to sweep all three legs of Gulfstream Park’s prep series. He previously took home January’s Holy Bull Stakes (G3) and February’s Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2).

“He’s a big, tall horse. He’s grown a little over the winter. So, that will be fun watching him develop. His pedigree says he’ll run as far as you want him to run,” McGaughey said. “With his stride, I don’t think he’s a horse with a quick turn of foot, but when he gets going, he covers so much ground that he catches up in a hurry.”

Will Greatest Honour complete his sweep of the three Derby preps at Gulfstream Park?

This Inside Track to the Florida Derby wagering guide gives you an inside look at the ten stakes running at Gulfstream Park on March 27, 2021, including the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (G1). The 1 1/8-mile race is worth 100-40-20-10 points to the top 4 finishers on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1).

The Racing Dudes have been at it for over 9 years, offering daily handicapping picks and analysis for every track across the country. For this year’s Inside Track to the Florida Derby, our lead handicappers have been scouring through the card at Gulfstream Park in search of winning tickets on this loaded day of racing.

The ten stakes total nearly $1.9 million in purses and include both Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks (G1) prep races in the Florida Derby and the $200,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2), as well as the $200,000 Pan American (G2), the $100,000 Ghostzapper (G3), the $100,000 Appleton (G3), the $100,000 Orchid (G3), the $100,000 Sir Shackleton, the $100,000 Sand Springs, the $100,000 Cutler Bay, and the $100,000 Sanibel Island.

But that’s not all! Along with the ten major stakes races, this Inside Track to the Florida Derby wagering guide also includes race-by-race analysis, betting suggestions, and multi-race plays for Gulfstream Park’s entire Saturday card.

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Inside Track to the 2021 Florida Derby

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For each of the ten stakes at Gulfstream Park, you will find the following:


  • Race Overview
  • Race Shape and Pace Analysis
  • Top Selections
  • Major Threats
  • Longshots to Use

You will also find specific wagering under the “Picks and Plays” section, which includes:

  • Win Bet
  • Place or Show Bet
  • Longshot to Play Across the Board
  • Exacta
  • Trifecta
  • Superfecta
  • Horses to use in Multi-Race Wagers
  • What to Play on a Straight Wager
  • What to Play on an Exotic Wager

Each Win, Place, Show, or Across the Board wager comes with a confidence rating so that you can see how strongly we feel about each pick.

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