07/18/2014 1:34PM

Crystal ball needed to decipher turf dash


Horseplayers are accustomed to guesswork when handicapping races for 2-year-olds at this time of year since many of the competitors have raced very little or not at all. But sometimes even races for older horses force bettors to speculate more than usual. And that is true of Sunday’s fifth race at Gulfstream Park, a $32,000, five-furlong turf dash for first-level allowance horses that carries a $25,000 claiming condition.