02/24/2017 4:20PM

Gierkink: How I'll play Gulfstream on Sunday, Feb. 26


The ninth race kicks off the late Pick 5 on this expanded 13-race card. In this $30,000 conditioned sprint, I will key the favored GRAND NENE (8), who came up empty in a recent turf experiment. His previous form was excellent, and trainer Jane Cibelli is 2 for 9 (22 percent) with turf/dirt runners competing second-time off the claim over the past five years ($1.04 ROI). Her go-to rider, the very capable Nik Juarez, retains the mount.