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Ricky’s Rockets 🚀: Gulfstream Park, Oaklawn Park and Santa Anita Park Picks for March 28, 2021

Ricky’s Rockets 🚀: Gulfstream Park, Oaklawn Park and Santa Anita Park Picks for March 28, 2021

As expected the Florida Derby (G1) lived up to the hype, giving us a clear standout here on the Florida circuit. Ricky’s Rockets🚀 also enjoyed the racing from Florida as well cashing in some nice tickets on one of the biggest days of the Triple Crown trail. We have one more day to make some money before the month ends, and a way to springboard the bettors into a promising April.

Also included below: my 12-race preview of Gulfstream Park, 10-race preview of Oaklawn Park and 9-race preview of Santa Anita.

Best of luck!

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Gulfstream Park March 28, 2021

Race 9: Maiden Special Weight for 3-year-olds going 1 mile (8 furlongs) on the turf

#1 Spotters Hill was superb in his debut going 8 1/2 furlongs on the turf in his debut, but he just got out-kicked down the stretch. His pedigree suggests 8 furlongs may not be enough for him, but Bill Mott should have him ready given his most recent morning work on March 21. #7 Seizing the Dream made his first start in quite some time on January 30. Now coming into the second race off the layoff, he should run his best race as Irad Ortiz Jr. picks up the mount.

Race 10: $62,500 Allowance Optional Claiming for 4-year-olds and upward going 7 furlongs on the dirt

#2 Luddington hasn’t proved he can run at this level in the past, but there’s no denying how good he’s been here at Gulfstream Park. He seems to be getting better na don one in this field stands out on paper. #8 Lexitonian should’ve never been running against graded-stakes competition, but here we are. In a similar race last year, he won by close to a length at Churchill Downs. 

Race 11: $35,000-$25,000 Claiming for 4-year-olds and upward going 1 mile (8 furlongs) on the turf

#2 Fig Jelly gets back to two runs on the turf where he’s run his better races as of late. I’m going to throw out his last race where he went 5 furlongs in a dash to the winners’ circle. #5 Proliferate hasn’t been seen in about a year, when he was running against Allowance Optional Claiming runners. He comes into this race in for a tag, but I’m not sure anyone will pay the asking price for a runner, who hasn’t been seen in 365 days.

Race 12: $16,000 Maiden Claiming for 3-year-olds going about 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf

#1 He Ain’t No Saint will overcome an obstacle or be held back by the same obstacle. His trainer has yet to win a race at the meet in 24 attempts. In the same light, Irad Ortiz Jr. thinks this is the best horse to be on. Will Irad Ortiz Jr. get him to the finish line, or will he fall in line with the rest of his trainer’s performances. #8 Sweeney’s Cat hasn’t finished in the money in any of his races, but he has showed some early speed in the past. He looks to be the second best on paper, even though it’s a wide margin between him and He Ain’t No Saint.


$3 Pick 4 (Races 9-12) 1,7 / 2,8 / 2,5 / 1,8 – $48

50¢ Pick 4 (9-12) 1,3,4,7 / 1,2,8 / 2,5,7 / 1,4,8 – $54

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