Gulfstream Horse Racing Picks for Thursday 1/12/23

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Horse Racing Picks from Gulfstream on Thursday, Jan. 12.
Horse Racing Picks from Gulfstream on Thursday, Jan. 12. / Lynne Sladky / Associated Press
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The Gulfstream Championship Meet continues, and starting at 12:10 p.m. ET, we have 9 races on Thursday's schedule.

As always, check the program for scratches and changes, monitor the weather and keep an eye on the track conditions.

(I will reference Equibase's Speed Figure in selected races, which tells you how fast a horse has been running in each of its races after adjusting for track, distances, and conditions).

Gulfstream Betting

According to numberFire horse racing projections, these are the best bets to make at FanDuel Racing today.

1. English Painter and Right On Ritchie, Race 5

FanDuel Racing Odds: 7/2 and 5/1
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Race 5 is for 3-year-olds at 1 mile 70 yards on the All Weather Track. The favorite English Painter (8/5) is the top pick by numberFire's data with the meets leading trainer Saffie Joseph, Jr. Lightning Tones (9/2) and Right On Ritchie (4/1), with the meets top jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. are projected in-the-money finishers.

2. Scottish Symphony and Firing Bullets, Race 6

FanDuel Racing Odds: 4/1 and 5/1
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Race 6 is for 3-year-old fillies going 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf. Top trainer Mark Casse has a pair of strong challengers in Scottish Symphony (4/1) and Firing Bullets (5/1). Tyler Gaffalione rides Scottish Symphony, who won his last race in November along the front end as the favorite over an all-weather track.

Firing Bullets and Scottish Symphony are two top challengers and picks, according to numberFire's algorithm. They have posted the best two speed figures.

3. Marisa's Mission and Over the Channel, Race 8

FanDuel Racing Odds: 3/1 and 5/2
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Race 8 is an Allowance race for older state-breds going 1 1/16 miles on the All Weather Track. The numberFire data picks Over the Channel (5/2) to win and Maria's Mission to place. Guaranteed Tip Sheet has a best bet on Marisa's Mission (3/1) with leading jockey Tyler Gaffalione riding.

Marisa's Mission has won four times at Gulfstream the past year and half, and also won off a layoff in December on an all-weather track with his fastest speed figure (97).

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