by Jeremy Plonk
October 20, 2020
We canvass the 1/ST BET statistical database each week to bring you up to speed with racing at Gulfstream Park West. Check back weekly for statistical trends and tidbits for premier racing in South Florida. And be sure to support GPW by betting with 1/ST BET, the official betting app of Gulfstream Park West.
The Rainbow 6 was hit Oct. 18 for a whopping $249,204 payout and the pool will start fresh with racing this week Wednesday through Sunday … Last year’s leading GPW jockey Paco Lopez returns to the colony full-time this week after a 2020 meet title stint at Monmouth Park in New Jersey … Bodexpress missed the GPW track record by just .01 seconds when he blitzed allowance runners by more than 11 lengths on Oct. 17 and stopped the clock in 1:42.53 for 1-1/16 miles. Bodexpress could run next in November’s Grade 1 Clark at Churchill Downs en route to January’s Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup across town at Gulfstream Park.
The Stronach 5 paid $7144 last week to 14 tickets even with 3 winners at 5-2 or less. The Oct. 23 Stronach 5 will be comprised of the following races:
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:18 ET
Leg B – Gulfstream Park West Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:32 ET
Leg C – Laurel Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:50 ET
Leg D – Santa Anita Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:08 ET
Leg E – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:25 ET
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 West last week, each winning at a 19% or greater win rate.
Best Speed Fast Track
Speed Last Race
Last Race Class
Trends Last Week
--Jockey Edgard Zayas cleaned up with a 21: 8-3-3 week. Those 38% wins totaled a $1.66 ROI for every $1 bet. Zayas was 4: 3-1-0 aboard dirt favorites.
--Jockey Christian Torres was 18: 4-0-2 with a $1.59 ROI for every $1 bet. All 4 wins came in sprints (3 dirt).
--Trainer Gustavo Delgado posted a 6: 3-1-0 record, but his winners were chalk at 6-5, 6-5 and 2-5 with stable star Bodexpress.
--Trainer David Fawkes was 6: 2-0-1 and popped $14 and $26 winners that netted a $3.40 ROI for every $1 bet. Both wins came in dirt sprints.
--Trainer Jose Francisco De’Angelo went 2-for-3 with limited strikes, both heavy favorites at 2-5 and 6-5.
--Favorites dominated the dirt at 17: 9-5-1 last week. That’s 53% wins and 82% in the exacta.