It’s a big horse racing weekend with the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park! StableDuel is throwing a huge contest with a guaranteed prize pool on $20K. Here are some horse racing DFS picks to help you get started.
In the first race, I’m going to spend on a mid-level play here with the 11 Holyanna. The Woodbine shipper comes into the race off of a solid race last out in October. The 5-year-old mare switched barns during the layoff and has been working sharp in the mornings. If this horse is fit, it is a definite player for the win. At a 5-1 morning line, this horse will cost $6,000 on StableDuel.
Junkanoo looks to be the best of the third race. For $7,500 on StableDuel, you are getting a horse that I think you could anchor your lineup around. Although this 5-year-old horse hasn’t won since breaking it’s maiden, it has faced some really tough company over the years that is much better than this group. Tyler Gaffalione gets back aboard and coupled with the class relief; this horse should earn top points.
For Race 4, I’m shooting for a price. Although Performer is going to be really tough to beat, you would have to pay a premium so in this 8-horse field, I’m going elsewhere. Avant Guard has run 6 times at Gulfstream Park with 5 wins and a second. Although this 4-year-old gelding is stepping up in class, it showed a huge jump in December running its best speed figure of its career. Another effort like that will have this horse in play for an upset. At 15-1 on the morning line, you can get a huge payoff for only $500 of your salary cap.
Hopefully these picks will get you off to a good start in the contest and you can bring home a share of the winnings. Remember, your points are awarded based on the horses finishing place and how many lengths it won or lost by. You want your horse to finish 5th or better so looking for smaller fields to find some value is a strategy that can pay off. Good Luck !