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Horse Racing Trader’s Tips: Gulfstream Park – Thursday 7th May

Our trader previews the 11-race card

America’s feature meeting on Thursday comes from Gulfstream Park where we have 11 races to look forward to.

The action gets underway from 18:00 and we will be offering an extra place if 10 or more runners go to the post in the 18:00, 19:41, 21:17 and 23:19.

Ahead of the meeting, our expert Matt Trounce has outlined who to look out for.

Bow Town Cat makes her first start for Joe Orseno in the 22:49, already her eighth trainer in a career that began in August 2016. Her most recent win came at the beginning of March and she’ll be looking to add to her win and two seconds in previous outings at Gulfstream Park, where she hasn’t raced since 2017.

However, Flora Fantasy will be the likely favourite for the race in her debut for Jose D’Angelo. She’s targeting a third straight win, which would take her to eight in total at Gulfstream.

Elsewhere, Wesley Ward gives debuts to two of his youngsters in the 4 1/2 furlong maiden at 18:35. Tyler Gaffalione will take the reins of Tharos, a $275,000 yearling buy, while Gem Thief will be ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr.

Meanwhile, Juan Alvarado is another trainer with strong two-year-old credentials at Gulfstream Park and he’ll be represented by Lyrical who makes her debut at the track.

As well as Tharos, Gaffalione has a strong book of rides and could get off to a good start in the opener with No No Nina. She comes into the meeting in strong form and has a good draw in stall two. Gaffalione should also challenge in the 20:45 with Victory Town, who came second on his last start ahead of a third who has since won.

Tyler Gaffalione booked rides: No No Nina (18:00), Tharos (18:35), Couple of Nikkis (19:41), Indian Counselor (20:13), Victory Town (20:45), Fiber Optic (21:17), Sassy Justice (22:19), Kitten’s Clown (23:19)

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