by Jeremy Plonk
February 16, 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 carryover will be $83,722 heading into Wednesday’s start to the racing week with a $250,000-guaranteed pool … The Super High Five has a $8,274 carryover as well … Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano returns Wednesday following a November surgery to clean up some upper leg debris near his hip. He has a single mount in Race 9 to start his comeback … Feature race this week is Saturday’s Grade 3 Royal Delta in the distaff division … Fountain of Youth winner Greatest Honour closed as the 9-1 individual third choice in last week’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 … Gulfstream’s Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup winner Knicks Go is in Riyadh for Saturday’s $20 million Saudi Cup, which you can wager on the full card with Xpressbet and 1/ST BET.
Last week’s Stronach 5 paid $511 to 354 winning tickets, all winners at 4-1 or less. Stronach 5 races this Friday, February 19, will be:
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:17 pm ET
Leg B – Santa Anita Park Race 3
Leg C – Laurel Park Race 10
Leg D – Gulfstream Park Race 9
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 25% or greater win rate. The 1/ST BET app picked a strong 34% winners on top last week at GP and showed a flat-bet profit with top choices.
Best Speed Distance
Avg. E2 (Early) Pace
Trends Last Week
-- Trainer Kent Sweezey went 7: 3-1-1 with a $1.76 ROI for every $1 bet. He went 3: 2-1-0 with favorites, but also had a 67-1 shot finish third.
-- Trainer Shug McGaughey’s barn was on point at 5: 3-0-2 and a $2.38 ROI for every $1 bet. Among those was a 9-2 winner and 11-1 in the money. Jockey Jose Ortiz rode all 3 winners.
-- Trainer Steve Dwoskin went 2-for-4, popping $9 and $25 winners. Miguel Vasquez rode both winners, 1 each on turf and dirt. Dwoskin had been 0-20 at the meet prior to the victories.
-- Trainer Ian Wilkes had one of his best weeks of the meet at 6: 2-2-1
-- Jockey Corey Lanerie won 5 races last week at 21% and posted an ROI of $2.16 for every $1 bet. He booted home winners at $12, $13, $21, $22 and $33. Wins came for 5 different barns, but Lanerie and Dale Romans teamed for a strong 3: 1-2-0 week ($22 winner, 7-1 runner-up among them).
-- Jockey Luis Saez was reliable on favorites with a 4: 3-0-1 mark. He’s 10: 6-0-3 on favorites since Feb. 5 at Gulfstream.
-- Favorites won both stakes last week and now are 16: 11-2-1 in stakes over the last 4 weeks at GP.