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Horse Racing Trader’s Tips: Gulfstream Park – Friday 10th April

Preview for the key racing action across the pond

Gulfstream Park is hosting a 10-race card as its Spring Meet continues and our trader Johnathan Priddey has the lowdown on who to look out for.

Leading Jockeys

The Spring Meet top jockey bragging rights will likely be fought out by Tyler Gaffalione and Luis Saez. As it stands, Gaffalione has a 13-7 lead but there’s plenty of racing still to be done.

Saez is an accomplished rider stateside and enjoyed 274 winners in 2019 and he could top that this year, so far boasting a 20% strike rate with 90 winners from 453 rides. Gaffalione is also impressing this year and has recorded more than 1,000 wins since the start of 2016.

Tyler Gaffalione booked rides: Power (18:00), Beasaichi (19:05), Carolyn’s Smile (19:36), Gorgeous In Grey (20:08), Starship Apollo (20:39), Sweet Mia (21:41), Muskoka Storm (22:42)

Luis Saez booked rides: Strong Ending (18:00), Silver Maker (18:34), Donder ‘N’ Blitzen (19:05), Bird Map (19:36), Feature Creature (20:08), Take Charge Dude (20:39), Gioielli (21:10), Four Grands (21:41), Crypto Gold (22:12), Caribbean Gold (22:42)

Leading Trainer

We may still be in the early stages of the Spring Meet but Saffie Joseph Jr. is the one to watch with four winners so far. He broke on to the elite scene last year when he landed the $1m Pennsylvania Derby with Math Wizard.

He has just two runners booked for Friday’s meeting, including multiple Gulfstream Park winner Take Charge Dude in the 20:39.

Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained runners: So Charming (20:08), Take Charge Dude (20:39) 

Horse To Watch

Saez will ride Four Grands, who looks to be the one to beat in a high-quality allowance event at 21:41. The pair impressed as they won by clear daylight over six furlongs on her debut a month ago.

Stepping up to a mile will prove challenging but she was unstoppable last time out and certainly has the pedigree to cope, particularly with Saez, who should navigate the perfect trip.

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