by Jeremy Plonk
December 8, 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 by betting with 1/ST BET, the official betting app of Gulfstream Park.
The Rainbow 6 has a $226,121 carryover heading into Wednesday’s week kickoff card … The Jan. 23 Pegasus World Cup likely gained a pair of starters this past week after stakes victories by Jesus’ Team in Gulfstream Park’s Claiming Crown Jewel and True Timber in Aqueduct’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile … The Dec. 5 Claiming Crown handled an event-record $14.6 million … Saturday’s stakes-laden card features 5 stakes, 4 of them graded: G2 Fort Lauderdale, G3 Sugar Swirl, G3 Rampart, G3 Harlan’s Holiday and the listed My Charmer.
Last week’s carryover Stronach 5 paid $3,607 to 39 winning tickets. The Dec. 11 Stronach 5 will be comprised of the following races:
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 3:49
Leg B – Gulfstream Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:06
Leg C – Laurel Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:18
Leg D – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:36
Leg E – Gulfstream Park Race 10 with an approximate post time of 5:06
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 last week, each winning at a 23% or greater win rate and showing a significant flat-bet profit. The factor Best Lifetime Speed produced a whopping $231.60 profit if you bet every top choice in the category for the week. Among those factor prices was $113 winner High Noon Rider on Saturday’s Claiming Crown card.
Best Lifetime Speed
Best Speed Distance
Avg. Speed Last 3
Trends Last Week
-- Trainer Antonio Sano jumped out to a hot start with 4 wins from 19 starters opening week, including $14, $19 and $84 prices. Sano’s ROI was $3.30 for every $1 bet. All 4 wins were for a claiming (3) or maiden claiming (1) tag.
-- Trainer Kelsey Danner went 4: 2-0-1 in limited tries, including a pair of Sunday maiden breakers at 5-1 and 7-1 prices.
-- Trainer Elizabeth Dobles posted a 3: 2-0-0 mark that boasted a $26 winner. Both winners were for a claiming tag (1 maiden, 1 claimer) exiting races at Gulfstream Park West.
-- Jockey Paco Lopez won 21% opening week from a colony-best 9 wins and was 21-for-44 in the exacta.
-- As for the circuits opening week performers last raced, here’s the rundown (Win-Starts, Win %): GP West 28-271, 10%; Kentucky (5-27, 19% -- $2.88 ROI for every $1 bet); NYRA (Bel/Aqu) 4-22, 18%; Maryland (Pim/Lrl) 2-14, 14%; Monmouth 2-19, 11%; Del Mar 1-1, 100%; Tampa 1-3, 33%; Delaware 1-4, 25%; Indy 1-6, 17%; Parx 0-10, 0%.