by Jeremy Plonk
January 19, 2021
We canvass the 1/ST BET statistical database each week to bring you up to speed with racing at Golden Gate Fields. Check back weekly for statistical trends and tidbits for premier racing in Northern California. And be sure to support GGF by betting with 1/ST BET, the official betting app of Golden Gate Fields.
A dozen stakes were announced last week for the 2021 Golden Gate Fields winter/spring meet, beginning with the Feb. 13 El Camino Real Derby on the Triple Crown trail. The G3 San Francisco Mile is slated for April 24 … GGF local fans will have a vested interest in Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Turf at Gulfstream Park, where 2019 El Camino Real Derby winner Anothertwistafate competes … The Rainbow 6 has a $6,954 carryover and the Super High 5 a $6,243 carryover heading into Week 2 of the meeting ... Free 1/ST INDEX handicapping data debuted on the Golden Gate Fields simulcast feed with the return to racing last week, including new features for the exclusive algorithm’s key value and longshot bets. That data also is available on Santa Anita’s simulcast program … Trainer Miguel Ramirez has taken over the duties for the recently passed Bob Hess Sr. stable, winning with Maggie’s Magic on Jan. 17.
It’s a rare carryover week in the Stronach 5 with more than $97,000 in ‘dead’ money up for grabs. Stronach 5 races this Friday, January 22, will be:
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 3:55
Leg B – Laurel Park Race 9
Leg C – Santa Anita Race 3
Leg D – Golden Gate Fields Race 3
Leg E – Gulfstream Park Race 10
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 Golden Gate Fields, each posting at least 28% winners. The leading factor Lifetime Earnings showed a $41.40 profit if you bet $2 win on each top choice for the week.
Speed Last Race
Trends Last Week
-- Trainer Steve Specht got off to a flying start at the meet last week, going 12: 5-1-1. Those 42% wins netted and ROI of $2.40 for every $1 bet. Winners paid a healthy $7, $11, $11, $13 and $15. Specht was 3-for-3 with jockey Catalino Martinez.
-- Trainer Jonathan Wong was on point with a 4: 2-1-1 mark in limited bids, scoring $8 and $15 winners. He partnered with jockey Evin Roman on all 4 runners.
-- Trainer Jed Josephson was 2-for-2, both main-track favorites at 2-1 and 5-2 prices. Jockey Kyle Frey rode both.
-- Trainer Cliff Delima was 4: 2-0-0 with a pair of $14 winners netting a $3.68 ROI for every $1 bet.
-- Jockey Assael Espinoza hit 20% from 20 mounts and posted a $2.09 ROI for every $1 bet. His 4 wins came for 4 different barns and paid $5, $12, $14 and $51.
-- Favorites underperformed to start the meet at 28%. Jockey Kyle Frey was reliable on chalk at an 8: 5-1-2 record.