Top Horses to Bet on Today – February 4 Analysis – Saturday, February 4, 2023

by: Ed Meyer


Gulfstream Park

Race #12 – The G-3 Holy Bull – 1 1/16 – 5:43 pm Analysis / #1 – Lord Miles / #4 – Cyclone Mischief / #6 – Legacy Isle

#1 Lord Miles is a late running son of Curlin for Saffie Joseph with Irad Ortiz in the irons. He is 2 for 2 ITM at GP and adds Blinkers where the barn scores 21% on this equipment change. He sports a bullet work and has the rail post. Look for a strong late move at the quarter pole. #4 Cyclone Mischief hails from the Dale Romans barn with Tyler Gaffalione in the driver’s seat. A $450k sales purchase was meant to be something special. His three year old career will tell the tale and today may be his coming out party as he drops Lasix today as he tries his 2nd start of 2023. #6 Legacy Isle is a son of Shackleford who is a perfect 3 for 3 but was DQ’ed last out. All of his work is at GP and should be right on the engine today. Take a look at that sharp work last out and he looks like a shiny penny. I doubt you’ll get your value, but he’ll be one of the top players.

Santa Anita

Race #3 – The G-3 Robert B. Lewis – 1 1/16 miles dirt – 4:05 pm

A compact field of four where I guarantee Bob Baffert will win the race. He has all four runners going to post. Analysis / #2 – Newgate / #1 – Arabian Lion / #3 – Worchester

#2 Newgate is a stalking son of Into Mischief for Baffert with Frankie Dettori in the irons. This is his 2nd start of the year and during his two year old season he faced some tough customers. He ran a game 2nd last out in the G3 Sham and gets 110 more yards to seal the deal. Dettori continues his American tour on his final year and looks to have a major player. #1 Arabian Lion is a lightly raced son of Justify for Baffert with the rail draw for his 2023 debut. His bullet work shows readiness and John Velasquez aboard is a good sign as they win 20% together. #3 Worchester is a late running son of Empire Maker for Baffert, who has the entire short field, and J.J. Hernandez. He’s been sprinting and turns it up to a route for the first time. Still a maiden, but Baffert has him in for a reason.


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