Gulfstream Park hosts the Mucho Macho Man Stakes with two horses likely to take most of the betting action. The one-mile distance and early January placement on the calendar give horses multiple options for the next scheduled start.
Dak Attack dominated a Churchill Downs maiden race. The class is coming from the second mare was the classy Proud Spell who won the Alabama and Kentucky Oaks. Ellis Park Juvenile was a dominating performance and speed figure improved dramatically. Third race lifetime and the first race of a new form cycle. Expecting a strong effort.
Mask was hammered at the windows in his debut, bet down to 2.30/1 with the runner-up Navistar coming back to win a Maiden race at Gulfstream. Son of Tapit is out a mare female family who did their best work sprinting. Recent works should have him fit. The second-lifetime outing and facing winners should help determine his class level.
Fair Odds Line:
Dak Attack 6/5
Mask looked special in his debut and maybe the second choice in this spot. Has a month of solid works and his overall talent may win in this spot.