Gulfstream Park West will host an 8 race card Thursday, with a 1:15 PM first post time.
65 starters are listing on the card, which includes two, 2-year-old races on the dirt (#2,4). The remaining races are all claiming, maiden claiming, or allowance optional claiming races.
Wednesday’s recap: 64 starters competed in racing, where all turf races were taken off-the-turf under cloudy-fast conditions. That was 5 races, which resulted in a few surprises. Most notably, the last race (8), saw Pirate’s Plunder winning it’s first start at 18:1 odds ! Luis Castillo had the mount for owner Stanley and Hemmingway Racing. That was the high odds winner on the day, which made for some nice payouts.
The late Pick-5 paid $6,311, while the Rainbow 6 paid out all the cash of $16,122 to a single winner. 49 horses raced in the last 6 races – a normal tally at G.P. West. The winning post numbers were 11-4-9-1-8-8. Their are no carryovers on Thursday: the Rainbow 6 starts anew.
Total all-sources handle was $2,802,366.