Hey! How’s things going in the Rust Belt & Bible Belt these days? Armageddon can’t come fast enough, right? Meanwhile, La-La Land has got it on lock: blossoms already, plus it’s the proverbial sunny and 75°F.
On the other hoof, N. Inchon can land a nuke on us now, and seismic activity is always a danger. Plus it will be raining Thurs.-Mon. So, good times are ending shortly. Oh, well. If you have to die somewhere in the middle of February, it might as well be here…
Free ones: Rundown…
Gulfstream Park Proper 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11
Mahoning 3, 6, 7, 8
Tampa 8, 9
Turf Paradise 3
Today’s Stakes Pageantry: None today, but Arse F.C. travels to Deutschland Über Alles for its annual stomping at the feet of FC Bayern Munchen in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champeens League. A win or draw makes the tie interesting, but even a 1-goal loss with an away goal for the Londoners would keep the overall outcome in the balance. Achtung! Guten nacht und guten fußball!
Track (Win Mutuels $20+/Gettable)
Sam Houston (2/1) — Players of all stripes bowed to Lord Arthur in a contentious Race 6; his Fair Odds were 5-1, and he was your field-best rating on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; he raced ribcage-to-wire to win by a clean half-length at $21.20. Good work.
Mahoning (0/0) — Man charged with robbery at Warren hotel.
Keystone (0/0) — Chunks of ice fall onto Market St.
Sunland (0/0) — ICE conducts immigration raids in Las Cruces.
Turf Paradise (0/0) — Visiting Coyotes drubbed by Edmonton, 5-2; Martin Hanzal scored his 14th goal of the season for Ariz.
Chas. Town 4½f, 6½f
PennNat 6f, 1m70y
Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage…
Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. A riot of wildflowers to erupt shortly here.