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Fountain of Youth Stakes 2013 video + written analysis

The 2013 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park is worth 50 Kentucky Derby points to the winner. My special video guest this week is Molly Jo Rosen from RacingWithBruno.com. I have also included my written analysis (with wagering strategies) below.

Early-pressing types breaking from posts 1-3 dominate 8.5 furlong races at Gulfstream Park. The fractions figure to be honest with #4 Majestic Hussar (8-1), #5 Elmutahid (20-1), #6 Cerro (4-1), #8 Speak Logistics (12-1), and #10 Falling Sky (6-1) jostling for early position.

#3 VIOLENCE (9-5) fits the winning course profile as an early-pressing type breaking from an inner post. The undefeated Grade 1 winner is training well for this and is the best horse in the race.

#1 Orb (12-1) rallied to win a 9f entry level affair here despite a lack of pace last out. He finished 3rd to Violence in his bow and beat Revolutionary at the Big A in November. He gets pace to chase and will be finishing from the cozy rail under Johnny V.

THE PLAYS:

#3 to win

Exacta 3-1

Trifecta 3/ALL/1

Check out my Saturday (Feb 23) Gulfstream Park full card analysis (available now) and Bonus Free Pick (Fair Grounds 13th race, click view sample) at TodaysRacingDigest.com.

Risen Star Stakes 2013 video + written analysis

The 2013 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds is worth 50 Kentucky Derby points to the winner. My special video guest this week is Molly Jo Rosen from RacingWithBruno.com. I have also included my written analysis (with wagering strategies) below.

#1 PROUD STRIKE (8-1) has faced decent runners and exits a local key race graduation run at this trip (off the turf). Stevens hops aboard for Asmussen and the $240k purchase should get better with age.

#2 Code West (6-1) invades for Baffert and was flattered when stablemate Super Ninety Nine returned to romp in the G3 Southwest. The consistent stalking type removes the hood.

#9 Normandy Invasion (5-2) makes his first start of 2013 for Chad Brown and will be finishing. He earned a big fig in the Remsen.

#6 Palace Malice (8-1) is a highly regarded Pletcher runner trying two turns for the first time. Napravnik rides.

#4 Golden Soul (20-1) was my G3 Lecomte top and was a distant 2nd that day. He is training well for this and is my longshot underneath key in the Trifecta.

#10 Oxbow (5-1) ran away from his G3 Lecomte foes and will probably try similar front running tactics.

Check out my Saturday (Feb 23) Fair Grounds full card analysis (available now) and Bonus Free Pick (FG 13th race, click view sample) at TodaysRacingDigest.com.

#5 Mylute (6-1) exits a runaway local optional claiming route win but leading rider Napravnik abandons.

#13 Circle Unbroken (20-1) looks like a sprinter.

#3 Agent (30-1), #7 Hardrock Eleven (50-1), and #8 Ive Struck a Nerve (30-1) all appear overmatched.

#11 Bethel (50-1) is cross-entered in an optional claiming route earlier in the day (Fair Grounds race 4).

#15 Sunbean (12-1) is cross-entered in the Gentilly Stakes for LA-breds (Fair Grounds race 3).

#12 He’s Had Enough (10-1) will scratch from this spot in favor of the Fountain of Youth Stakes at the Gulf.

#14 Departing (12-1) is expected to scratch out of this event in favor of a stakes spot at Sam Houston next weekend.

THE PLAYS:

#1 to win

Trifecta 1-2-6-9/ALL/4