Top Horses to Bet on Today – March 18 Analysis – Saturday, March 18, 2023

by: Ed Meyer

Gulfstream Park

Race #3 – Maiden Special Weights – 1 mile – 1:38 pm Analysis / #4 – Magical Power / #6 – Citizen Mack / #2 – Arcangelo

#4 Magical Power is a $460,000 sales purchase for this son of Good Magic for Todd Pletcher and Irad Ortiz. His dam Follow Moon has one starter and one winner to her credit and is bred for the route distance. Good Magic wins 16% with first time starters and Ortiz and Pletcher are 13 for 14 ITM as a team the past few weeks. #6 Citizen Mack is a son of Quality Road for Shug McGaughey and Jose Ortiz aboard. A $950,000 sales purchase and makes his second start of the year and 2nd time off the layoff where the barn scores 18%. #2 Arcangelo makes his 3rd lifetime start and switches over to Castellano today. He’s been knocking on the door and Javier wins 21% with route runners.


Race #8 – The $100,000 Hutcheson – 6f – 4:07 pm Analysis / #3 – Super Chow / #4 – Two of a Kind / #6 – Youbetterbejoking

#3 Super Chow is a speedy son of Lord Nelson for Jorge Delgado with Chantal Sutherland in the irons. He is 3 for 3 ITM at GP and just missed in the G3 Swale as the beaten favorite. He drops in class today and cuts back to 6f. #4 Two of a Kind hails from the Brian Lynch barn with Joel Rosario in the saddle. This is his 3rd start off the layoff and the barn scores 24% on this move. He has plenty of early speed and has hooked Super Chow twice prior looking to turn the tables today. #6 Youbetterbejoking is a late runner from the George Weaver barn and owns a win on his maiden voyage. Luis Saez takes over today and sports a sharp work stepping up in class today.


Race #11 – The $100,000 Silks Run – 5f on the turf – 5:35 pm Analysis / #9 – Big Invasion / #2 – Carotari / #5 – Belgrano

#9 Big Invasion hails from the Christophe Clement barn with Joel Rosario aboard. He’s been off for 6 months from KyD and drops down in class off a beaten favorite angle where the barn wins 23%. This son of Declaration of War is 3 for 3 ITM at GP and should fit like a glove at this class level. He comes off a sharp work and has a sharp late kick. #2 Carotari is a stalker from the Brian Lynch yard with Irad Ortiz in the saddle. The son of Artie Schiller was a beaten favorite last out and the barn comes back to score at 25% on this move. #5 Belgrano goes to post for Frank Russo who wins 44% with nongraded stakes races. Javier Castellano in the driver’s seat and takes a drop in class today.


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