Horse Racing picks for Gulfstream Park race track on Thursday, February 17: Veil has hidden talent

Horse Racing

There is plenty of great horse racing action to look forward to across America on Thursday, including at Gulfstream Park race track. We have been in fine form with our picks for a long time, up 246.85 units dating back to August 5.

Here are 3 runners we expect to perform well today. It’s time to dive in and discuss these potentially profitable plays.

12:59 pm Gulfstream Park (Race 2) – Dimenna 2/1

Dimenna doubled his career tally when delivering an impressive 8-and-a-quarter-length victory when making all in a mile claimer on the main track at Gulfstream Park in December. He followed that with a solid 3rd-place finish when attempting to employ similar tactics upped in grade.

Today, dropping to 6 furlongs, he tackles an easier-looking 6-runner race and, drawn in gate 2, looks capable of getting out and making all the running under jockey Luis Saez.

2:02 pm Gulfstream Park (Race 4) – Veil 2/1

The veteran Veil delivered her first victory in more than 2 years when scoring by 1.75 lengths in a 5.5-furlong $8,000 claiming event on the all-weather at this track at the start of this month. The extra half-furlong appeared to suit her, having finished a good 3rd when racing from off the pace over 5 furlongs at this track previously.

She tackles a $10,000 claiming event today and the 9-year-old looks capable of delivering a victory for Belmont Stakes winning handler Kelly Breen and jockey Paco Lopez. 

4:11 pm Gulfstream Park (Race 8) – Loriloupies 2/1

Loriloupies acquitted herself well when stepping up to Graded stakes company to finish 5th in the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl Stakes over 6 furlongs at this track in December. The 5-year-old had been in good form in allowance optional claiming company previously, including when 3rd over 6 furlongs at this venue in November. She comes here after some solid workouts, including a 50.22 4-furlong breeze at Gulfstream Park this month and she looks capable of making a winning seasonal debut. 

Exotic

Pick 3

Race 1: 1, 3
Race 2: 2, 3
Race 3: 1, 3
$2 Pick 3, cost $16

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