by Jeremy Plonk
September 29, 2020
We canvass the 1/ST BET statistical database each week to bring you up to speed with racing at Golden Gate Fields. Check back weekly for statistical trends and tidbits for premier racing in Northern California. And be sure to support Golden Gate Fields by betting with 1/ST BET, the official betting app of Golden Gate Fields.
Golden Gate Fields will have a mandatory payout in its jackpot Pick 6 this Sunday, Oct. 4. The pool has a $199,480 carryover going into this racing week, Thursday through Sunday … Last week’s launch of the daily Golden Hour Pick 4, matching the final 2 races daily at GG and Santa Anita, saw $1 returns of $4606, $187 and $2066 (average pool approximately $60,000) … 2020 El Camino Real Derby winner Azul Coast bypassed this Saturday’s Preakness in favor of last week’s 12-furlong Grade 3 Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita against elders, where he finished last of 7. Cupid’s Claw, who spent the first half of 2020 at Golden Gate Fields, romped to the victory.
The Stronach 5 paid $5,248.90 last week to 26 winning tickets with no winner over 6-1 odds. The Oct. 2 Stronach 5 will be comprised of the following races (all times Eastern):
Leg A – Pimlico Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:40
Leg B – Santa Anita Race 4 with an approximate post time of 5:10
Leg C – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:30
Leg D – Santa Anita Race 5 with an approximate post time of 5:44
Leg E – Pimlico Race 10 with an approximate post time of 5:51
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 Golden Gate Fields last week, each winning at a 31% or greater win rate and showing a flat-bet profit. For the third straight week, speed-related factors swept the top-3 at Golden Gate.
Best Speed Fast Track
Best Speed Last 3
Best Speed Track
Trends Last Week
--Favorites won 12 of 25 on the Tapeta to score at 48%.
--Trainer Quinn Howey went 8: 5-1-0 on the week, headed by career-day Sunday when sending out 5 winners from 5 starters (3 of those favored).
--Trainer Victor Trujillo was 11: 3-3-0 on the week, ending a September slump. Of his 6 exacta finishers, 5 were at odds of 5-2 or less. With jockey Bryan Pena, they were a near-perfect 4: 3-1-0.
--Trainer Sergio Ledezma posted a 5: 2-1-0 mark that boasted $13 and $14 winners, along with a 17-1 runner-up. The barn is hitting 31% in September with a $2.08 ROI for every $1 bet.
--Trainer Manuel Badilla went 5: 2-2-0, including a $14 winner, and was 4-for-4 in the exacta with horses of single-digit odds.
--Jockey Frank Alvarado tallied a 9: 3-2-1 record with a $1.67 ROI for every $1 bet, popping with $6, $9 and $14 winners. He was 2: 1-1-0 with Manuel Badilla trainees.
--Jockey Francisco Monroy went 9: 3-0-2 on Tapeta with a whopping $6.09 ROI for every $1 bet. He booted home a $91 winner as well as a $13 winner, while hitting the board at 31-1.
Trends Last 2 Weeks
--Jockey Francisco Monroy is 6 for his last 19 on Tapeta with a crazy $5.16 ROI for every $1 bet. He’s boasted $91, $20, $20, $13 winners to go along with 2 favorites. He also has 23-1, 31-1 and 41-1 shots in the money.
--Favorites are winning just a shade under 50% on Tapeta over the past 2 weeks.