Gulfstream Horse Racing Picks for Wednesday 1/11/23

Horse Racing Picks from Gulfstream on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
Horse Racing Picks from Gulfstream on Wednesday, Jan. 11. / Associated Press

The Gulfstream Championship Meet continues, and starting at 12:10 p.m. ET, we have 9 races on Wednesday'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. Assume Nothing and Muntaliq, Race 5

FanDuel Racing Odds: 7/2 and 5/1

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Race 5 is a Maiden Special Weight for 3-year-olds sprinting 5 furlongs on the turf. The numberFire projections have Assume Nothing (7/2) winning in front of Muntaliq (5/1). Both are trained by Todd Pletcher and making their career debut.

2. Signal From Noise and Classy Edition, Race 7

FanDuel Racing Odds: 5/2 and 7/2

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Race 7 is an Allowance race for older fillies and mares at 1 mile. Classy Edition (7/2) is a top challenger and top pick of numberFire. ECHR notes she's not run since April, but has run well when fresh and top jockey Luis Saez rides for leading trainer Todd Pletcher.

Top Race Reports and his popular East Coast Handicapping Report (ECHR) like Classy Edition and the favorite Signal From Noise (5/2). She's one to beat coming off her maiden victory and now facing winners for the first time. Signal From Noise is ridden by the meet's leading jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. for trainer Chad Brown, who has saddled seven 1st or 2nd place finishers in eight starts at the Gulfstream Meet.

3. Smart Spending and Midnight Bella, Race 8

FanDuel Racing Odds: 5/1 and 7/2

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Race 8 is for older fillies and mares going 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf. The favorite Starship Mallomar (5/2) is the projected winner according to numberFire's data with Jose Ortiz riding. Challengers in the 11 horse field include Abuse of Power (4/1) ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr., Dakota Dancer (8/1) along with inside runners and ECHR choices Smart Spending (5/1) and Midnight Bella (7/2).

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