by Jeremy Plonk
January 6, 2021
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 comes into the week with an $846,954 carryover (and guaranteed pool of $1.4 million on Wednesday) … The feature race this weekend is Saturday’s Grade 3 Tropical Park Turf … Invitations were extended Sunday for the January 23 Pegasus World Cup and World Cup Turf. Among the headliners on the list are defending champion Mucho Gusto and Malibu winner Charlatan, as well as Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile blazer Knicks Go … The Xpressbet Beat the Host contest hits Week 2 of 9 this Saturday and features 5 races from Gulfstream and Santa Anita. The host to beat will be XBTV’s Millie Ball. Play online at Xpressbet.com for your share of $60,000 in seasonal prizes.
Last week’s $1 Stronach 5 paid $196.30 on a popular return. Stronach 5 races this Friday, January 8, will be:
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 3:55
Leg B – Laurel Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:25
Leg C – Santa Anita Race 3 with an approximate post time of 4:32
Leg D – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:42
Leg E – Gulfstream Park Race 10 with an approximate post time of 5:13
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 21% or greater win rate. The factor Win % was a top-3 performer for the second straight week and produced a $69.20 profit if you bet each top choice for $2 win.
Jockey 1 Year Win %
Trends Last Week
-- Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. was dominant, going 26: 9-3-3 and posting 35% wins and a $1.32 ROI for every $1 bet. Seven of those wins were 2-1 or less, but he sprinkled in $13 and $21 victories. He won 3 of 7 in stakes on the week.
-- Jockey Edgard Zayas had a second straight week hitting above 20% and posting a positive ROI. His mounts returned $1.13 for every $1 bet last week, following $1.19 two weeks back.
-- Trainer Mike Maker had a strong 4-for-10 week, all 4 victories in the claiming ranks (2 maiden claiming). He was 3-for-6 with favorites and also 3-for-6 with jockey Irad Ortiz Jr.
-- Trainer Bill Mott’s runners were 7: 3-1-1 and produced a $2.29 ROI for every $1 bet. Mott had $12 and $13 maiden special weight graduates, and each of his winners was piloted by Junior Alvarado.
--Trainer Jack Sisterson made the most of limited bids at 3: 2-0-1 on the week. His winners included a $24 doozy, along with impressive 3-year-old turf stakes winner Kentucky Pharoah ($8).
-- Maiden claiming favorites continue to dominate, 5-for-12 last week (42%) and now 27-for-61 at the meet (44% wins, 62% in exacta).