by Jeremy Plonk
September 22, 2020
We canvass the 1/ST BET statistical database each week to bring you up to speed with racing at Gulfstream Park. Check back weekly for statistical trends and tidbits for premier racing in South Florida. And be sure to support Gulfstream Park by betting with 1/ST BET, the official betting app of Gulfstream Park.
Closing week of the spring-summer meet hits Gulfstream Park with a crescendo. Saturday’s card features the series finale in the Florida Sire Stakes for 2-year-olds, headed by the $400,000 My Dear Girl and In Reality divisions as part of a 6-stakes card … Sunday’s closing day before shifting to Gulfstream Park West will feature a mandatory payout in the Rainbow 6, which begins this racing week with a $592,479 carryover … Liveyourbeastlife, who wintered in the Gulfstream allowance ranks and was most recently second in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy, has been supplemented to the Preakness Stakes on Oct. 3 at Pimlico.
The Stronach 5 paid $294.50 to 300 winning tickets last week. The Sept. 25 Stronach 5 will be comprised of the following races (all times Eastern):
Leg A – Pimlico Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:20
Leg B – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:27
Leg C – Santa Anita Race 3 with an approximate post time of 4:38
Leg D – Pimlico Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:58
Leg E – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:25
1/ST BET Top Factors Last Week:
Horseplayers using the 1/ST BET app saw the most success with these 3 of the 52 handicapping filters for Gulfstream Park, all showing a positive ROI and at least a 36% win rate last week. The factors in the ‘speed’ category swept the top-3 for the second straight week.
Speed Last Race
Best Speed Track
Best Speed Last 3
Trends Last Week
--Trainer Rohan Crichton led the way with an 8: 3-3-0 week and a whopping $3.19 ROI for every $1 bet. He flashed $15 and $31 winners along with a 12-1 runner-up. All 3 wins came in dirt sprints.
--Trainer Amador Sanchez posted a 10: 3-1-2 record with a $1.24 ROI for every $1 bet. Hector Berrios rode all 3 winners that returned $4, $10 and $10.
--Trainer Jorge Delgado went 2-for-2 on the week, notable after he had finished second with 4 of his first 6 starters in September. Trainers nibbling around the winner’s circle often are the ones who go on a hot streak.
--Jockey Christian Torres was 13-for-27 in the exacta last week, managing 4 wins in a hard-luck run.
Trends Last 2 Weeks
--Trainer Victor Barboza has gone 12: 5-0-3 over the past 2 weeks with a $1.63 ROI for every $1 bet. Among horses 6-1 or less odds, he’s 5-for-9. Of his 5 wins, 4 came in 1-turn dirt events.
--Jockey Alberto Burgos continues to be a rider to watch at a price. He’s 20% wins and 43% in the exacta the past 2 weeks with a $1.79 ROI for every $1 bet. He has $21 and $51 winners, as well as a 37-1 runner-up during that time.