by Jeremy Plonk
October 13, 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.
1/ST BET is offering a ‘Free Shot’ at the new Golden Hour Pick 4 this Friday through Sunday, connecting the final 2 races daily at GGF and Santa Anita. Your first $10, win or lose, will be refunded when you play the wager on the 1/ST BET app … Golden Gate Fields will have a mandatory payout in the Rainbow 6 on Sunday this week, closing day of the current meet. A new meet begins next week … Carryover in the Rainbow 6 going into Thursday’s return to action will be $287,834 … Sloane Garden, winner of the 2020 Luther Burbank and Golden Poppy, returns to GGF Thursday in a strong open-condition allowance in Race 2.
The Stronach 5 paid $256 last week to 411 tickets, thanks to a trio of odds-on favorites and a pair of 4-1 shots. The Oct. 16 Stronach 5 will be comprised of the following races (beginning at 3:58 pm Eastern):
Leg A – Gulfstream Park West Race 8
Leg B – Laurel Park Race 7
Leg C – Laurel Park Race 8
Leg D – Santa Anita Race 3
Leg E – Golden Gate Race 3
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 28% or greater win rate and a flat-bet profit. Speed-related factors have dominated at Golden Gate the past 5 weeks.
Best Speed Fast Track
Best Speed Last 3
Trends Last Week
--Favorites struggled at 9-for-41 last week (22%), including just 5-for-29 on Tapeta (17%).
--Trainer Jonathan Wong had volume success last week at 26: 6-6-4 but was able to muster a $1.20 ROI for every $1 bet while delivering $11, $17 and $17 winners among his 6 scores (4 on turf).
--Trainer John Martin went 7: 3-0-1 all with main track sprinters in for claiming tags, including a $14 winner.
--Trainer Milton Pineda went 2-for-3 with limited tries, scoring with 2-1 and 3-1 winners.
--Jockey Evin Roman led the colony at 27: 6-3-4 and a massive $2.19 for every $1 bet, thanks in large part to $68 and $17 returns. His 6 wins came for 5 different barns (2 with Jonathan Wong).
--Jockey Julien Couton was precise with focused strikes at 7: 3-0-3, topped by a $23.60 strike. Couton was 4: 3-0-1 on the Tapeta (2 sprints, 2 routes).