Gulfstream Park, Day 88: Saturday, March 31, 2018

China Horse Club International, Ltd., WinStar Farm, Starlight Racing, and Head of Plains Partners, LLC’s Audible is the 9-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1.1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1). Photo By: Coglianese Photo

Gulfstream Park Selections by John M. Gaver III: Saturday, March 31, 2018

A behemoth 14-race program comprised of seven stakes races–five of them graded–is on tap on the final Saturday of the 2017-18 Championship stand at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. on Saturday, March 31.

The card is highlighted by the 67th running of the $1,100,000 Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) for three-year-olds going a nine-furlong trip on the main track. Supporting black-type heats include the $150,000 Cutler Bay Stakes, the $150,000 Sanibel Island Stakes, the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Hardacre Mile Stakes (G2), the Honey Fox Stakes (G3T), the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2), and the Pan American Stakes (G2T).

Furthermore, the program has a massive mandatory payout in in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 Jackpot (races 9-14), with a final pool anticipated to be in excess of $20 million.

John Gaver III  Photo By: M. Balbo Phipps

The Green Sheet doped out three winners on Friday’s 11-race program at Gulfstream and with two days remaining at the 2017-18 Championship tilt, is hitting at a 30 percent strike rate; its top selections have finished in the money 64 percent of the time.

For FREE, annotated selections for the Saturday, March 31 program at Gulfstream Park, click HERE.


Header image: “Jockeys,” by Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Pastel on paper, 1886

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