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Ricky’s Rockets 🚀: Gulfstream Park and Oaklawn Park Picks for March 12, 2021

Ricky’s Rockets 🚀: Gulfstream Park and Oaklawn Park Picks for March 12, 2021

Ricky’s Rockets🚀 started off this week like we did the week before cashing some tickets from Gulfstream Park and Oaklawn Park. It’s not about the money all the time, sometimes it’s about getting the rickets right and seeing what prices we can get. The momentum is starting to pick up, but it’s never too late to hop on this freight train!

Also included below: my 10-race preview of Gulfstream Park, 10-race preview of Oaklawn Park and 8-race preview of Santa Anita Park.

Best of luck!

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Gulfstream Park March 12, 2021

Race 7: $20,000-$16,000 Claiming for 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles (8 1/2 furlongs) on the turf

#1 Golovkin continues to drop in class for Carlos David, and I’m not entirely sure what to make of him. He was so good at the beginning of the year, but his last race was horrid. He is still one of the better and more reliable options on paper. #6 My Maxamillion has been much more consistent in his races, but he will have to run arguably his best possible race to win. I do believe his very best is good enough to win here, and that’s why I have him on my tickets.

Race 8: Starter Allowance for 4-year-olds and upward going 6 1/2 furlongs on the dirt

#5 Well Done West looked much better stretching out for Danny Gargan in his second start of his career. Gargan is a better trainer than Wayne Catalano, but there are a few different factors to consider. Bettors know a horses second start is always going to be better than their debut. #6 Septemberten is looking for his first win since last October. He hasn’t been nearly as strong against open competition as he has against Florida-bred runners as of late.

Race 9: $25,000 Starter Optional Claiming for 3-year-olds going 5 furlongs on the turf

#5 Ensign Parker could easily take this field gate-to-wire, if someone lets him get away from the rest of the field. Irad Ortiz Jr. was aboard two starts back when he was running on the dirt. He could be even quicker as he makes his second start on the turf. #8 Exchange Day is also a speedball who will want to take this field all the way. These turf sprints are all about where runners are placed relative to the rest of the pack, and he will do battle with Ensign Parker right from the gate. 

Race 10: $12,500 Claiming for 4-year-olds and upward going 1 mile (8 furlongs) on the turf

#5 Shining Through wasn’t that far away from winning at this level for Kent Sweezey. This isn’t a strong field and I’ll make the case it’s a little weaker than the last field he was a part of. To not include him would simply be naive. #9 Call Bros finished right behind Shining Through when they faced each other last month. Irad Ortiz Jr. must’ve thought he ran well enough to decide to take this mount again. These two look much the best on paper.


$3 Pick 4 (Races 7-10) 1,6 / 5,6 / 5,8 / 5,9 – $48

50¢ Pick 4 (7-10) 1,4,6 / 5,6 / 1,5,8 / 4,5,9,12 – $24

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Ricky’s Rockets: Gulfstream Park

Ricky’s Rockets: Oaklawn Park

Ricky’s Rockets: Santa Anita Park

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