by Jeremy Plonk
February 2, 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.
Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 carryover will be $368,508 as a Wednesday through Sunday race week ensues. Wednesday’s guaranteed pool will be $700,000 … Feature races this week are Saturday’s Suwanee River and Ladies Turf Sprint, both slated for the grass … Post times are 1:10 pm weekdays, 12:10 pm ET Saturday and 12:40 pm ET Super Bowl Sunday … Saturday’s Xpressbet Beat the Host contest will match players against Gulfstream Park handicapper Ron Nicoletti over 10 contest races from Gulfstream and Santa Anita.
Last week’s Stronach 5 paid $1,053 despite no winners above 4-1 odds. Stronach 5 races this Friday, February 5, will be:
Leg A – Gulfstream Park Race 7 with an approximate post time of 4:15
Leg B – Laurel Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:29
Leg C – Santa Anita Park Race 3 with an approximate post time of 4:35
Leg D – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 4:53
Leg E – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 5:17
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 32% or greater win rate and a flat-bet profit. The factor ITM % produced a strong $47.20 profit if you bet $2 win on every top selection in that category.
ITM (In The Money) %
Speed Last Race
Trends Last Week
-- Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. was on the money at 15: 5-1-2 and a $1.39 ROI for every $1 bet. Among his victories was Swale Stakes winner Drain the Clock. He was 10: 5-0-2 with horses 5-1 or less.
-- Trainer Carlos David dialed in at 4: 2-0-2, winning maiden claimers as expected at 1-1 and 3-2 odds. The barn is a solid 23% at the meet.
-- Trainer Danny Gargan continued his precision at 3: 2-1-0, tapping in favored putts at 4-5 and 2-1 odds, adding a runner-up at 4-1. The barn was 17: 6-4-4 at Gulfstream for January and is winning just under 43% at the current meet.
-- Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. had another stellar week, going 13-41 (32%) and easily topping the colony in wins and win percentage. Only 1 of his 13 winners was above 3-1 odds. Ortiz was 13: 6-2-3 aboard favorites (4: 2-1-1 with Todd Pletcher-trained chalks).
-- Jockey Emisael Jaramilo was a rock-solid 17: 4-0-4, booting home $20 and $34 winners on the Jan. 30 card and posting a $1.88 ROI for every $1 bet on the week. His wins came for 4 different trainers.
-- Favorites are 12: 7-2-1 over the past 2 weeks at Gulfstream in stakes races.