by Jeremy Plonk
September 1, 2020
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 Park by betting with 1/ST BET, the official betting app of Gulfstream Park.
Saturday’s Kentucky Derby features 3-5 morning line favorite Tiz the Law (Manny Franco), who will try to become the record-padding 25th Florida Derby alum to wear the roses. Other prominent Gulfstream runners in Derby 146 include Sole Volante (Luca Panici), Ny Traffic (Paco Lopez), King Guillermo (Samy Camacho) and Attachment Rate (Joe Talamo) … Gulfstream Park Oaks winner Swiss Skydiver tries to add the Kentucky Oaks to her impressive 2020 resume on Friday … Venezuelan trainer Enrique Amado, 75, won with his first US starter Sunday, 7-2 proposition Markistan … Last Saturday’s mandatory Rainbow 6 pool lured nearly $2.5 million in new money, and the chalky sequence netted a whopping 10,271 winning tickets that paid $228.40 for each $.20 play.
The Stronach 5 paid $27,631 last week on Aug. 28, following the $47,117 payout on August 21. The Stronach 5 for Friday, Sept. 4 will be comprised of the following races (all times Eastern):
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 7 with an approximate post time of 4:05
Leg B – Laurel Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:40
Leg C – Gulfstream Park Race 10 with an approximate post time of 5:01
Leg D – Golden Gate Fields Race 2 with an approximate post time of 5:15
Leg E – Laurel Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 5:22
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, all showing at least a 24% win rate last week. The factor “Last Purse” produced a $24 profit on all wagers for the week, while “Best Speed Last 3” was a top-3 factor for the second straight week.
Best Speed Last 3
Trends Last Week
--Favorites were a strong 14: 7-2-2 in 2-year-old races on the week, including 3-for-4 in last Saturday’s stakes quartet.
--Jockey Hector Berrios continued a sustained run of profitability last week when going 18: 5-1-1 and producing a $2.44 ROI for every $1 bet. All 5 of his winners came for different trainers.
--Trainer Mike Maker led the colony with 3 winners on the week, going 3-for-8 and delivering a $13 winner among those. Edgard Zayas won aboard all 3 of the money Makers.
--Trainer Juan Arriagada only started a trio of runners but made the most with a 3: 2-1-0 mark. All were well backed, including 4-5 and 3-1 winners and a 1-5 runner-up.