Gulfstream Park Selections: Day 85–Saturday, April 2, 2022

White Abarrio
C2 Racing Stable, LLC and La Milagrosa Stable, LLC’s White Abarrio will try to remain undefeated on the main track at Gulfstream Park in the $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1) on Saturday, April 2 in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Coglianese Photos

Steam–4 winners on Friday!–Gulfstream Park Day 85, Saturday, April 2, 2022: BUY PICKS ($3)

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Hallandale Beach, Florida updated forecast

Stakes Extravaganza On Florida Derby Day

Kathleen O
Winngate Stables, LLC’s Kathleen O. will go postward favored in the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) on April 2 in South Florida. Coglianese Photos/Ryan Thompson

A mammoth 14-race program is on tap at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, April 2–Florida Derby Day 2022 at the venerable Hallandale Beach, Fla. racetrack.

The card is not only highlighted by the $1 million Curlin Florida Derby Presented by Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms at Xalapa (G1), a nine-furlong test on the main track for three-year-olds, but also features nine supporting stakes: the $100,000 Cutler Bay Stakes, the $100,000 Ghostzapper Stakes (G3), the $100,000 Sanibel Island Stakes Presented by US Foods, the $100,000 Sir Shackleton Stakes Presented by New Holland, the $100,000 Sand Springs Stakes Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (G3T), the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2), the $200,000 Pan American Stakes Presented by Rood & Riddle (G2T), and the $100,000 Kitten’s Joy Appleton Stakes (G3T).

Tami Bobo’s Simplification, an open-length winner of the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park on March 5, is the 5-2 morning line choice in the Curlin Florida Derby (G1), the card’s showcase event. Jockey Jose Ortiz, Jr. has the call on the bay son of Not This Time for trainer Antonio Sano.

Four Winners On Friday’s Program–$2.71 ROI

Steam gave out four winners and had a return on investment (ROI*) of $2.71 for each $2 wagered on its top picks on Friday’s nine-race program at Gulfstream Park and, as a result, with two days remaining at the 2021-22 Championship Meet, its top selections are winning at a 32 percent clip and have finished in the money 67 percent of the time.

Post time for the first of 14 races at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, April 2 is 11:30 A.M. (Eastern). Additionally, there is a $483,323 carryover and a guaranteed pool of $750,000 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 Jackpot (Races 9-14, 3:37 P.M. (Eastern) post time), and $750,000 guaranteed pools for the late Pick 5 (races 10-14, 4:09 P.M. (Eastern) post time), and the late Pick 4 (races 11-14, 4:43 P.M. (Eastern) post time).

Steam–4 winners on Friday!–Gulfstream Park Day 85, Saturday, April 2, 2022: BUY PICKS ($3)

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Hallandale Beach, Florida updated forecast

*Return on investment (ROI) is calculated by dividing the net profit by the total amount invested.

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