The Late Pick 4 Sunday at Gulfstream Park includes several up-and-comers that have run close together.
The sequence runs from races 8-11 and includes a starter optional claiming race, a pair of allowance optional claiming events, and a maiden optional claiming race.
The suggested ticket amounts to $67.50, and here’s a look at the players:
8th Race (3:37 p.m. ET, starter optional claiming)
PRINCE OF IRON was in tough battles in both starts, winning one and running second in the other. He came on well and just missed vs. similar last time, and the added experience will clearly be a positive as he comes back in this one. It’s a strong field for a starter optional claiming heat.
Also on the ticket: YES I’M A BEAST, NEVER SATISFIED.
9th Race (4:11 p.m. ET, allowance optional claiming)
SAYYAAF cruised home last time in a race that came off the turf but has shown some prolific speed in short turf races as well. His connections tried him going long and he responded with a couple of turf wins over this course. His latest win came off a nine-month layoff, and he can be expected to run a big one in the return to grass.
Also on the ticket: CHINOBE, DISCREET TUNE.
10th Race (4:42 p.m. ET, allowance optional claiming)
RAISE THE RENT got the bottom end of the stick in a four-horse blanket finish last out and was an easy winner two races back. Gets Paco Lopez aboard and he can be in good position throughout.
The field finished so close together that a different result is a definite possibility each time they get together.
Also on the ticket: TWICE TOO MANY, HANDSOME PRINCE, MISH, PICKING UP PENNIES.
11th Race (5:14 p.m. ET, maiden optional claiming)
GLOBES gave way and was vanned off last time out, which was his first since October. He should benefit from the inside trip and can get back to good form. He’s had a weekly moderate workout over the past month and looks ready to be a big player at this level. 'Blinkers off' could help.
Also on the ticket: T VILLE, FIERY HEART.
Gulfstream Park 50-cent Late Pick 4:
8) #2 Yes I’m a Beast, #5 Never Satisfied, #6 Prince of Iron.
9) #2 Chinobe, #4 Sayyaaf, #10 Discreet Tune.
10) #2 Twice too Many, #3 Handsome Prince, #4 Mish, #7 Raise the Rent, #8 Picking Up Pennies.
11) #1 Globes, #3 T Ville, #9 Fiery Heart.
The ticket: 2-5-6 with 2-4-10 with 2-3-4-7-8 with 1-3-9 ($67.50)