by Jeremy Plonk
March 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.
GGF has a $65,332 Rainbow 6 carryover into Thursday’s card that opens a 4-day racing week … Cal-bred Ashley’s Valentine, half-brother to millionaire earner and graded stakes winner Ashleyluvssugar, made a successful debut Sunday with a maiden special weight score for trainer Andy Mathis … The Golden Hour Double and Golden Hour Pick Four, matching the final races daily from Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita, will be offered Friday through Sunday this week, including Santa Anita Handicap Day Saturday.
Last week’s Stronach 5 paid $1,156.90. Stronach 5 races this Friday, March 5, will be:
Leg A: Laurel Park Race 8 with a post time of 3:55 pm ET
Leg B: Gulfstream Race 7
Leg C: Santa Anita Race 3
Leg D: Golden Gate Fields Race 3
Leg E: Gulfstream Race 10
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 25% winners. Speed Last Race was a top-2 factor for the second straight week.
Speed Last Race
Last Late Pace
Last Turn Time
Trends Last Week
-- Favorites continued a strong run last week with 42% wins, hitting at 49% over the past 2 weeks.
-- Trainer Victor Trujillo led the way with a 10: 5-0-2 record, producing a whopping $3.63 ROI for every $1 bet. When teamed with Bryan Pena, the duo was 5-for-6, including $17 and $40 winners. All of their winners came at 6 furlongs or less.
-- Trainer Blaine Wright was on point at 5: 2-2-0, missing the exacta with his only starter above 7-2 odds. The barn is now 4 for its last 10 since snapping an 0-20 streak.
-- Jockey Bryan Pena topped the riding colony with a super 14: 6-0-7 record, 5 of those wins coming for trainer Victor Trujillo. Pena was 4-for-8 at the 5-1/2 furlong dash distance.
-- Jockey Evin Roman posted a solid 20: 6-1-3 week, doing most of his damage at 8: 4-0-1 with trainer Jonathan Wong. He added a $13 winner with trainer Andy Mathis.