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US racing tips: Templegate’s best bets for the meeting stateside at Gulfstream on Thursday live on Sky Sports Racing

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GULFSTREAM

5.00

MADAME MOON is taking a fair drop in class on the back of an encouraging third here last time out. That was over this mile distance and was a clear improvement on her debut ninth.

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She should be too good for these rivals. Trainer Todd Pletcher is having a good season and can fire in another winner.

Kayseri is making her debut for a new trainer on the back of a fair effort in a claimer here last time. This is an easier race than that and she’s gone well on turf before.

Subtle Joy is another who could be perked up by moving to a new trainer and has some fair placed form.

5.30

MEET CUTE has enough pace to land this sprint. He didn’t get the clearest of runs when fifth over course and distance last time. He’s got winning form in similar company so won’t be far away.

Followhisfootsteps is out widest of all but is the best horse in the race so shouldn’t be written off. He was third in stronger company last time and the yard does well with horses coming back from a little break.

Sighted was a good third over course and distance latest and won’t be far away from stall one.


6.00

OHANZEE came back from a break to finish second in a much better race than this last time out. He hasn’t been with this yard long and they have a track record with sprinters. Jockey Paco Lopez has ridden nine winners at the past two meetings so is red hot.

Island Song returns from five months off but has plenty of placed form in races like this and should be ready to go.

Oroscopo could run well at fair odds. He should be capable of making a quick start and has a high strike-rate when it comes to hitting the frame.

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6.31

COLIN A WINNER likes it around here and was a solid fourth in a similar contest last time out. He didn’t get the run of the race that day and is capable of better.

False Accusation has every chance on his debut for this yard. He has been knocking on the door in races like this and should figure again.

Blakey was second a couple of runs ago and should find this easier than the stronger company he faced last time.

Rattle’m likes to go off in front and could hold on as he almost did at 63-1 last time.


7.03

SISTER OTOOLE missed the break badly last time but managed to run on well into third on her debut for current connections. She has a top pilot in the saddle today and this race looks an easier assignment.

Tynan finished a place ahead of the selection last time when scorching away from the gates. They will try to pull off the same tactics today with likely similar results.

Aizu is well bred and makes her turf debut after a solid run on sloppy dirt in December. This surface should suit a lot better.

7.34

BALLIE’S DREAM did well to win a maiden against some seasoned campaigners over course and distance last time. She battled on well up the straight to keep up her strong record of two wins and two places from four runs on turf. A repeat of that would be good enough.

Cat’s Astray has a fair record at Gulfstream and has been knocking on the door with back-to-back seconds. She’ll be hard to keep out of the frame.

Hire The Lady keeps running well and landed a couple of good wins last autumn. Her best form gives her every chance.

8.05

BLUE BUFF has few miles on the clock for a six-year-old and has won all three of his starts on dirt tracks around here. He takes a slight hike in trip here but that holds no fears.

Yes I See has 14 wins under his belt with the most recent coming over a mile here in December. He battled on well in third here last time and should be on the premises again.

Gray Beau is taking a fair drop in class and was just over a length off the pace here last time when leaving his run late. He won’t be far away.

8.36

CASSIDY’S SMILE is a regular in races like this and has winning form over this trip and track. He didn’t get a clear run latest but went close a couple of times before that and should go well in an open race.

Jost Sayin makes her debut for a new yard and has been in good form at Tampa where she was second over this trip last time. That form is strong enough to make her a contender.

Karenina has won just one of 28 starts but has been second on her past three outings and should be on the premises again.

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9.07

MIHOS has form in much hotter races than this with a Listed success to his name last season. He hasn’t built on that and has his sights considerably lowered now. The five-month break is a concern but his class can see him home as he goes sprinting again.

Soldado has won two of his four starts and he was impressive when striking over course and distance latest. If the tip’s rusty he can cash in.

Belle Tapisserie needed his comeback run here before stepping up on that to score well last time. He has a little more on his plate today but should be thereabouts again.

9.38

BELGRANO was a solid third in a similar race to this last time and has place claims again. He has winning form at the track and this looks wide open.

The Mighty Judge put in a rare poor effort here last time on the back of a close-up third at this level. This trip suits well and he has a top rider in the plate.

Peacock Kitten has won two of his five starts including over course and distance two runs ago. He battled well there and won’t go down without a fight.

Devoted Kitten won well here in January and takes a drop in class after a modest run last time.


GULFSTREAM

5.00 Madame Moon

5.30 Meet Cute

6.00 Ohanzee

6.31 Colin A Winner

7.03 Sister Otoole

7.34 Ballie’s Dream

8.05 Blue Buff

8.36 Cassidy’s Smile

9.07 Mihos

9.38 Belgrano

 



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