by Jeremy Plonk
December 23, 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.
Racing this holiday week will be Wednesday through Sunday with the exception of Christmas Day Friday. Note Thursday’s earlier first post time of 11:30 am ET for Christmas Eve … Saturday’s trio of stakes features include the 2-mile Allen Jerkens, as well as the Tropical Park Oaks and Derby … The Dec. 19 mandatory Rainbow 6 payout saw a $7364 return on the 20-cent wager after more than $5.3 million of fresh money was bet into the pool … The Rainbow 6 returns Wednesday with a $150,000-guaranteed pool … Tickets remain on sale for Jan. 23 Pegasus World Cup Day; for more visit Pegasusworldcup.com.
No Stronach 5 this week with Christmas Day falling on a Friday. The wager returns next Friday, January 1.
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.
Jockey Current Year
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Trends Last Week
-- Trainer Todd Pletcher continued his red-hot ways with a 19: 6-3-0 week, including $11 and $15 winners. Pletcher posted 3 maiden breakers on the week. He’s now 11-for-34 over the past 2 weeks.
-- Trainer Danny Gargan put up a second straight 2-for-3 week with limited strikes, winning both attempts in dirt miles. Gargan runners are 6-for-11 at the meet (all 6 wins at a mile or longer).
-- Trainer Jack Sisterson also was 2-for-3 with precision, winning a pair of turf miles with Julien Leparoux (including a 20-1 morning line bet to 5-1).
-- Trainer Steve Klesaris turned a profit with a 6: 2-0-1 mark. He boasted a $16 winner as well as a 31-1 exotics bomber in the show slot. With jockey Edgard Zayas in the saddle, Klesaris was 4: 2-0-1.
-- Jockey Luis Saez led the colony with 10 wins and a 26% winning rate, adding a $1.22 ROI for every $1 bet. He was 4-for-7 aboard favorites. Saez and trainer Todd Pletcher teamed for a 3-for-6 mark. Saez won 31% in dirt sprints at 7F or less.
-- Jockey Tyler Gaffalione delivered with favorites, going 13: 6-0-2 – but was 3-for-22 on non-favorites. He did post a $25 winner along the way.