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 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 Park has a $62,672 Rainbow 6 carryover and $250,000-guaranteed pool for Wednesday’s kickoff card for the week … The Rainbow 6 was hit last Saturday by a single ticket for more than $700,000 … Saturday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes Day megacard includes 9 stakes in all, 8 of the graded variety … Probables for the Fountain of Youth, which will be drawn Wednesday, include Holy Bull Stakes 1-2-3 finishers Greatest Honour, Tarantino and Prime Factor, as well as 2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Fire at Will and fleet Swale sprint winner Drain the Clock.
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 Gulfstream Park last week, each winning at a 26% or greater win rate and flat-bet profit.
Jockey Current Year
Last E1 Pace
Avg. Speed Last 3
Trends Last Week
-- Trainer Peter Walder had a week of weeks, going 8: 6-0-1 and nearly matching his 8-win total for the meet prior. He has won with 6 consecutive starters dating back to last Thursday. Among those victories are $9, $13 and $15 returns.
-- Trainer Mike Maker posted a 7: 4-0-1 mark, winning both attempts with favorites and posting all 4 wins with horses 4-1 or less. Maker went 2-for-3 with maiden claimers and is 7-for-14 with them at the meet.
-- Trainer Kent Sweezey’s 8: 2-1-2 week makes him 15: 5-2-3 over the past 2 weeks with a $1.38 ROI for every $1 bet. He’s 2-for-4 with jockey Luis Saez and 6: 2-2-2 with Paco Lopez.
-- Jockey Corey Lanerie continued his red-hot ways with another 5-win week (23% wins) and winners at $13, $16 and $60. Lanerie also won 5 races the week prior with $12, $13, $21, $22 and $33 scores. He boasts a $2.29 ROI for every $1 bet the past 2 weeks from a 10-for-46 mark (22%).
-- Favorites vastly under-performed last week at 15-for-53 (28%), though jockey Miguel Vasquez was reliable on chalk at 6: 4-2-0.