01/12/2011 4:12PM

Gulfstream: Front runners really struggling in the wind


Front runners have struggled all day running into a stiff headwind down the backstretch with nary a single wire to wire main track winner on the card. Horses stalking and racing off the rail have dominated the proceedings, the most recent example the 7-1 Chateau D'Kim in the seventh race, the latter making a nice winning run three wide off a contested pace to end this one turning for home.  Speed horses perhaps worth playing back next time include The Pia Angel, a game second in the opener and Weekend Wildcat who faltered late after showing the way for five furlongs in the fifth race.

          The final two races on the card will be decided over the turf. Tapitsfly is currently the 5-2 favorite in the featured eighth race despite not having started since winning the B Cup Juv Fillies Turf 15 months earlier. Worked splendidly over the local course in preparation for her return.