02/05/2016 4:21PM

Peck: Pick four play at Gulfstream for Saturday, Feb. 6


The Saturday card at Gulfstream Park features the Donn Handicap and the Turf Handicap, part of an intriguing pick four sequence to cap off the program.

RACE 10: Usually, horses with prior success in turf sprints have the edge in such races, and that's especially true in stakes. But when you have a field of 14 and 11 of them have multiple victories under such conditions it becomes more difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. And this case, there isn't much chaff at all. These races are confounding to begin with, and this particular field for the Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint is so closely matched it may be best to simply use them all (14).

A's: 4, 9, 10, 13

B's: 1, 2, 3, 5

C's: 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14

RACE 11: The wide net cast in the first leg of this sequence makes it difficult to go deep in other legs but this maiden special weight route is predictably tough. I'll use the four most logical horses -- CUMBERLAND RIVER, MAJESTO, WHEELS UP NOW, and KELLY TOUGH - and hope to get by to the Turf Handicap.

A's: 3, 5

B's: 1, 2

C's: None

RACE 12: THE PIZZA MAN hasn't been out since November but he has been training very well for his return, and he does seem to land in a very good spot, as the speedy Shining Copper should ensure at least an honest pace. The 7-year-old The Pizza Man made a name for himself in 2015 in longer turf races but he's proven himself to be at least as effective in races at two turns, as opposed to three.

A's: 6

B's: None

C's: None

RACE 13: MSHAWISH is untested at nine furlongs on the main track but he does come off a game win and he did run well despite chasing a slow pace on turf going 1 1/8 miles back in 2014. VALID was very game in defeat in his latest and he has been very consistent for quite some time, a tribute to trainer Marcus Vitali, who always seems to have this gelding well spotted. KEEN ICE is working splendidly for this Donn Handicap, a strong indication that he'll run to his best recent tries, which are good enough to win this.

A's: 6

B's: 3, 4

C's: None

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