BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, January 28, 2023
by: Ed Meyer
Gulfstream Park – Pegasus Card
Race #6 – The G3 La Prevoyant – 1 1/2 on the turf – 1:19 pm ET
BetPTC.com Analysis / #8 – My Candy Girl / #5 – Adventuring / #2 – Personal Best
#8 My Candy Girl hails from the Jeff Hiles barn with Paco Lopez aboard. 3rd off the layoff and moves up in class today. Hiles is a solid horseman and knows how to ready a horse well when it comes time to move up the ladder. She is 1 for 2 ITM at GP and gets added distance to come rolling. #5 Adventuring is a stalking daughter of Pioneer of the Nile for Brad Cox and Joel Rosario. She should be close to the pace today and Rosario wins 26% with up close speedsters. #2 Personal Best is a late running daughter of Tapit for Shug McGaughey and Irad Ortiz. The rider is one of the best finishers in the game and wins 24% with his turf closers.
Race #8 – The G2 Inside Information – 7f – 2:27 pm
BetPTC.com Analysis / #4 – Obligatory / #7 – Maryquitecontrary / #10 – R Adios Jersey
#4 Obligatory is a late running daughter of Curlin for Bill Mott and Jose Ortiz as they have had a two month layoff exiting the BC Filly and Mare Sprint. She has sparkling works at Payson Park and is 2 for 2 at GP. Mott fires at a 17% clip fresh off the bench. #7 Maryquitecontrary is a late running daughter of First Dude for Joe Catanese and Luca Panici. A late running filly who is 6 for 6 ITM lifetime and has a strong late kick looking to go six straight. #10 R Adios Jersey is a speedy daughter of Adios Charlie with Paco Lopez in the irons. Lopez wins 22% with sprints and will be the main pace factor.
Race #9 – The G3 William L. McKnight – 1 1/2 on the turf – 3:01 pm
BetPTC.com Analysis / #11 – Red Knight / #6 – Temple / #1 – Time for Trouble
#11 Red Knight hails from the barn of Mike Maker and Irad Ortiz in the irons. He’s a late runner coming off a two month layoff and dropping down in class from the G1 BC Turf. This son of Pure Prize has a solid late punch and will be heard from down the lane. #6 Temple is a son of Temple City for Mike Maker and Florent Geroux in the saddle. He is 12 for 15 ITM at GP and has a strong late run. Geroux is 34% ITM with his turf runners. #1 Time for Trouble goes to post for Jeff Hiles and draws the rail spot. He is a solid player making the jump in class, and Hiles knows how to bring his runners along well.
Race #10 – The G3 Fred Hooper – 1 mile – 3:34 pm
BetPTC.com Analysis / #9 – Endorsed / #11 – Dean Delivers / #5 – Hoist the Gold
#9 Endorsed hails from the barn of Mike Maker with Luis Saez getting the call. 2nd time off the layoff and going from a sprint to a route the barn wins 20%. He is 6 for 7 ITM at GP and he looks for a perfect stalking trip on his way to the winner’s circle. #11 Dean Delivers is a speedy son of Cajun Breeze for Mike Yates with Miguel Vasquez in the irons. He sports a quick turn of foot and 9 for 10 ITM at GP. #5 Hoist the Gold is a Dallas Stewart trainee with B.J. Hernandez in the saddle. The late runner is shipping in from the G1 Malibu at SA and should enjoy a little class relief today.
Race #11 – The G1 Pegasus World Cup Filly Mare Turf – 1 1/16 on the turf – 4:06 pm
BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Wakanaka / #6 – Queen Goddess / #9 – Shatisara
#3 Wakanaka hails from the Bill Mott barn with Joel Rosario getting the nod. She is 1 for 2 ITM at GP and sports a late turn of speed when they turn for home. The barn scores 23% off a last race win and comes off a two month break from KEE. #6 Queen Goddess is a stalker from the Michael McCarthy barn with Luis Saez in the irons. This daughter of Empire Maker has plenty of speed and may be tough to deal with if left alone on the lead. #9 Shantisara goes to post for Chad Brown and Irad Ortiz in the driver’s seat. Ortiz wins 23% with late running turf runners and should come calling late in the lane. Rider and trainer win 20% as a team at the races.
Race #12 – The G1 Pegasus Turf World Cup – 1 1/8 on the turf – 4:40 pm
BetPTC.com Analysis / #10 – Ivar / #11 – Master Piece / #4 – Hurricane Dream
#10 Ivar hails from the Paulo Lobo barn with Javier Castellano in the saddle. He comes off a two month break and sports some fine works in the morning. This son of Agnes Gold has a strong late run and Lobo spots his runners ready to score. #11 Master Piece goes to post for Saffie Joseph and Tyler Gaffalione in the driver’s seat. He comes off a two month break from the BC Turf and should fit nicely into the race. The rider and trainer are 3 for 3 the past 14 days as a team. Look for a well timed ride showing late speed. #4 Hurricane Dream ships in from Longchamp for Graham Motion exiting Gr2 company. Frankie Dettori in the irons and must always be respected when he has a call.
Race #13 – The G1 Pegasus World Cup – 1 1/8 miles dirt – 5:40 pm
BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 – Defunded / #10 – Cyberknife / #4 – White Abarrio
#5 Defunded is a speedy son of Dialed In for the Bob Baffert barn with Irad Ortiz in the irons. He ships in from California as he seeks three in a row. He also sports a bullet work and has a sharp turn of foot from the gate break. Ortiz wins 28% with route runners and this one is sitting on a big effort for Baffert. #10 Cyberknife hails from the Brad Cox barn with Florent Geroux in the saddle. The son of Gun Runner comes off a layoff since KEE in the BC Dirt Mile. He is always game and with a little racing luck can easily take down the prize. #4 White Abarrio is Saffie Joseph’s trainee with Tyler Gafflione in the saddle. He is a perfect 4 for 4 at GP and comes off a 56 day break. The rider and trainer are winning 31% as a team, and he’ll be looking to stalk just off the pace.