by Jeremy Plonk
February 23, 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.
Golden Gate Fields has a $45,583 carryover in the Rainbow 6 jackpot for the return of racing Thursday … GGF’s 2021 El Camino Real Derby winner Rombauer will bypass Saturday’s San Felipe at Santa Anita and aim for a 1-1/8 miles test next in either the Santa Anita Derby or a roadtrip, trainer Michael McCarthy told the Santa Anita notes team … The Golden Hour Double and Pick Four will be offered Friday-Sunday this week in conjunction with the final races each day at GGF and Santa Anita. Last weekend’s Golden Hour Pick Four pools averaged nearly $190,000 Saturday and Sunday
Last week’s Stronach 5 was cancelled due to weather issues at Laurel Park. Stronach 5 races this Friday, February 26, will be:
Leg A: Laurel Park Race 9 with a post time of 4:17 pm ET
Leg B: Santa Anita Race 3
Leg C: Gulfstream Race 8
Leg D: Laurel Race 10
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 Golden Gate Fields, each posting at least 35% winners and a flat-bet profit. Speed factors dominated the action at GGF. The 1/ST BET app was on fire with 44% winners on top for the week and showed a flat-bet profit.
Avg. Speed Last 3
Speed Last Race
Best Speed Last 3
Trends Last Week
-- Favorites crushed it at 26: 15-1-5, boasting 57% wins, and have won 45% in February overall.
-- Trainer Jack Steiner won with his only starter and has gone 6: 2-2-0 with limited bids the past 3 weeks.
-- Leading trainer Jonathan Wong went 8: 3-0-1 and is now 9-for-24 over the past 2 weeks – but that has resulted in a 20% flat-bet loss as all 9 winners were 2-1 or less.
-- Trainer Jeff Bonde posted a 3: 2-0-1 week, but with 1-1 and 6-5 short prices.
-- Trainer Steve Specht won with both starters, also short prices at 4-5 and 7-5. The barn has gone 5-15 (33%) in February (8: 3-3-0 teamed with Frank Alvarado).
-- Jockey Catalino Martinez topped the riders at 12: 4-2-4 with all winners at 5-2 or less, but he did have a 15-1 runner-up along the way. He was 3-for-3 aboard favorites.