by Jeremy Plonk
March 9, 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 $90,289 carryover in the Rainbow 6 heading into Thursday’s weekly kickoff card … Apprentice jockey Santos Rivera, second in the Golden Gate summer and fall standings, has returned to the colony after trying his hand at Santa Anita and Fair Grounds … Friday’s Race 4 maiden special weight for 3-year-olds includes Triple Crown nominees Exalted and Tesoro, the latter exiting the El Camino Real Derby … 2021 El Camino Real Derby winner Rombauer is being considered for the March 20 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds (entries close this Saturday), as well as the April 3 Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial.
Friday’s national wager the Stronach 5, which was to feature two races from Laurel and a carryover of $154,931, has been postponed to March 19.
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 29% winners.
Last E2 (Early Pace)
Avg. Best 2 of 3 Speed
Trends Last Week
-- Favorites continued to excel at 32: 15-5-7 last week and are winning over 48% the past 3 weeks.
-- Trainer Tim McCanna crushed it at 11: 6-1-1 and a $2.96 ROI for every $1 bet. He flashed $10, $15 and $26 winners and was a wild 5: 4-1-0 teamed with jockey Irving Orosco.
-- Trainer Jamey Thomas was on point with limited tries at 4: 2-0-2, though both winners were 8-5 shots and no runner was more than 5-2. His runners are 13-for-24 in the exacta since Feb. 1.
-- Leading jockey Kyle Frey went 26: 10-5-4, including a 7-for-11 record with favorites. He won 38% and was in the exacta 58% on the week, but still managed a losing $.90 ROI for every $1 bet. Frey was 0-8 on horses that were 7-2 odds or higher.
-- Jockey Irving Orozco posted a 20: 7-5-3 mark. He was 7: 4-1-2 aboard favorites, and added $10 and $16 scores. Orozco went 5: 4-1-0 when riding for trainer Tim McCanna.