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 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.
The Rainbow 6 carryover is $29,521 as we approach a 4-day racing week, Thursday through Sunday … Nominations for the Feb. 13 El Camino Real Derby, Northern California’s key steppingstone to the Triple Crown, will close on Thursday this week … Rombauer scratched from last Saturday’s Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita in favor of a date in the upcoming El Camino Real Derby … Jockey Francisco Duran has returned to the local colony after a brief stint at Turf Paradise …. Golden Gate has launched free race replays at Youtube.com/ggfracing.
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 Golden Gate Fields, each posting at least 33% winners. For the third straight week, Speed Last Race was a top factor.
Speed Last Race
Best Speed Track
Best Speed Distance
Trends Last Week
-- Jockey Armando Ayuso was a profitable follow last week with an 11: 3-0-1 record and $1.62 ROI for every $1 bet. He had $12 and $18 winners among his successes.
-- Jockey William Antongeorgi went 8: 3-1-1 in limited mounts, posting an $11 winner and 9-1 runner-up. His only mount to miss the superfecta was a 70-1 shot.
-- Trainer Steve Specht had a 6: 3-2-0 record and $1.22 ROI for every $1 bet. He was 3: 2-1-0 teamed with jockey Catalino Martinez.
-- Trainer Eduardo Rich fired on target at 4: 3-0-0 with all 3 winners bet to 6-5 odds. Two of those wins came in 5-1/2 furlong dashes.
-- Trainer Daniel Franko was 8: 2-3-1, including a $26 winner, 20-1 runner-up and 23-1 and 47-1 shots in the superfecta. He was 4: 1-3-0 with jockey Cristobal Herrera.
-- Trainer Jose Bautista was 2-2 for the second straight week ($7, $11 winners) and the barn is now 8: 4-2-0 at the meet.