PICK: #2 Uncle George (Race 5 Gulfstream Park)
#2, Uncle George, Irad Ortiz, Jr., 4-1
First-time starter for trainer Christophe Clement. Last workout was a four furlong breeze (49.20) on the dirt at Payson Park Training Center Fair Grounds on March 2. Irad Ortiz, Jr. is in the saddle. Clement is 2-for-4 with first-time male starters on the turf this year and is 303--42-44-32 in his career. Let’s take a shot.
Verdict: The pick
#1, Caribbean Gold, Luis Saez, 3-1
This is his second career start, finishing fourth in a maiden special weight race her on Feb. 13. Luis Saez is aboard for trainer Ben Perkins, Jr. Drew the rail in the full field of 13.
#6, Sail At Sunrise, Javier Castellano, 8-1
Another first-time starter in today’s race for trainer Guadalupe Preciado. Last workout breezed from the gate over four furlongs on the dirt here on March 1. Javier Castellano is the saddle. This is Preciado’s first-time male starter on the turf since one start for third-place in 2018.
#3, Allegedly Perfect, Jairo Rendon, 6-1
This will be his second career start, having finished sixth in a maiden special weight race here on Aug. 17. Jairo Rendon is in the saddle for trainer David Fawkes. This is Fawkes’ first first-time male starter on the turf this year.
Verdict: In the mix.