Florida Derby Plays 2024

By: StableDuel Squad Published: 03/28/2024
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This Saturday is a big raceday with the spotlight shining bright on Gulfstream Park for the Florida Derby. A Kentucky Derby prep that has produced 25 (yes that is right) KY Derby winners including Nyquist, Always Dreaming, Orb and the disqualified Maximum Security.

Big racecard with 14 races offering 8 stakes. Early start time of 11:30am ET means you better start working on those strategies now. Need a place to start? Take a look at a few of Gino Buccola’s picks:


6th Race

#4 Street Ready (10-1) ML, $1,000 SD price

Maker claimed him a few starts back & the last race seems to show that he’s rounding back into form. He now makes his second start off a short break, and should be forwardly placed early in here.


7th Race

 #1 Lure Him In (6-1) ML, $5,000 SD

A solid runner-up last time out, the race in January when he beat Octane was also very strong. Octane came back to win the G3 Razorback. This guy will save ground and come running.


8th Race

#7 Ozara (8-5) ML, $9,400 SD

You’re going to have to spend up in some spots and this filly fits very well in here. She faced better in her last few starts and her running style always keeps her in striking range. The one to beat.


9th Race

#5 Shaq Diesel (6-1) ML, $5,000 SD

He got squeezed back at the start in his last race, against tougher. Now he gets some class relief and cuts back. His best races have come at Gulfstream Park at 7 furlongs.


12th Race

#5 Fuente Ovejuna (15-1) ML, $500 SD

This mare had nowhere to go in her last start, a legit troubled trip. She makes her second start back off the break and could really outrun her odds in here.


Good luck!

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