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Gulfstream Park Race 5 Md Sp Wt (2:00 ET)
- No.3 Northern 8-5
- No.2 Lumumba 4-1
- No.7 Dopo Lavoro 12-1
- No.9 It’s a Dude 6-1
Northern is a $110,000 Ocala purchase making his first start since running second in his debut last summer at the Spa. The colt set the early fractions and was no match for Practical Joke in the stretch. The winner came back to win the Hopeful (G1) and Champagne (G1) in his next two starts and was third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). The blinkers come off for the Ward barn that is 23% winners with runners coming back off a +180 day layoff.
Lumumba debuts for the Pompay barn that is 17% winners (with a +ROI) with first timers. The colt is by First Dude out of a Holy Mountain mare that has dropped four foals to race, three winners. Solid looking works and he debuts with lasix.
WIN: 3 to win at 9-5 or better.
EX: 2,3 / 2,3,7,9
TRI: 2,3 / 2,3,7,9 / 1,2,3,7,9
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Last Updated Friday, January 20, 2017