by Jeremy Plonk
January 13, 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 Wednesday-through-Sunday week with an $57,333 carryover (and guaranteed pool of $100,000 on Wednesday) … Saturday’s card is dubbed the Sunshine Stakes, featuring a quartet of stakes for the Florida-breds … Last year’s Swale and Gotham winner Mischevious Alex returned to action here Jan. 10 with a sharp allowance sprint score, now in the care of Saffie Joseph Jr., and figures to be a stakes sprinter to watch in 2021 … Xpressbet Beat the Host this week will pit Santa Anita oddsmaker Jon White against the public, matching 5 contest races from Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park for a share of $60,000 in seasonal prizes … The Pegasus World Cup is a little more than a week away on Jan. 23. For limited on-site ticket information, visit Pegasusworldcup.com.
Last week’s $1 Stronach 5 paid $6,382 to 16 winning tickets. Stronach 5 races this Friday, January 15, will be:
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 3:55
Leg B – Gulfstream Park Race 8
Leg C – Laurel Park Race 9
Leg D – Santa Anita Race 3
Leg E – Golden Gate Fields 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 Gulfstream Park last week, each winning at a 24% or greater win rate. The factor Win % was a top-3 performer for the third straight week and produced a $34.60 profit if you bet each top choice for $2 win.
Last Race Class
Best Speed Last 3
Trends Last Week
-- Jockey Paco Lopez had his best week of the Championship Meet, posting a 29: 7-6-4 record. Those 24% winners netted a $1.30 ROI for every $1 bet. Lopez was 2-for-2 riding for Carlos David.
-- Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. continued his strength with a 17: 6-1-1 that featured 35% wins for the second straight week. He went 2-for-2 aboard Saffie Joseph Jr. trainees.
-- Trainer Bill Mott went 5: 3-1-0 on the week, including a pair of 3-year-old maiden special weight winners. Mott was 3-for-7 a week ago, so he’s 6-for-12 during his recent tear.
-- Trainer Mark Casse’s barn perked up with an 8: 3-2-1 run and $1.58 ROI for every $1 bet. Among those scores was Grade 3 winner Ride a Comet. Casse had been only 3-for-34 at the meet before last week’s rise.
-- Favorites topped just over 40% on the week in a powerful showing, clicking right at 40% on both dirt and turf. Turf maiden claimers continued their meet-long dominance at 13: 6-2-0.