by Jeremy Plonk
September 22, 2020
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 Golden Gate Fields by betting with 1/ST BET, the official betting app of Golden Gate Fields.
Fans of the $5 minimum Golden Hour Double between Golden Gate and Santa Anita’s last race each day now can attack the $1 minimum Golden Pick Four each racing day between the 2 tracks. The Golden Pick Four will be conducted on the final 2 races at both GG and SA … The racing week opens with a $153,158 carryover in the jackpot pick 6 … Last Sunday’s 1-day carryover in the early pick 5 netted a $455,639 pool of fresh money. Congrats to track handicapper and announcer Matt Dinerman’s public ticket that returned $1,962.80 … El Camino Real Derby winner Azul Coast reportedly will bypass the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes in lieu of Sunday’s Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita. Trainer Bob Baffert already has Kentucky Derby winner Authentic and Shared Belief winner Thousand Words aimed for Baltimore.
The Stronach 5 paid $294.50 to 300 winning tickets last week. The Sept. 25 Stronach 5 will be comprised of the following races (all times Eastern):
Leg A – Pimlico Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:20
Leg B – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:27
Leg C – Santa Anita Race 3 with an approximate post time of 4:38
Leg D – Pimlico Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:58
Leg E – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:25
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 last week, each winning at a 30% or greater win rate. Avg Best 2 of 3 Speed has been a top-3 category the past 2 weeks, and once again speed-related factors swept the top-3 for the second straight week.
Best Speed Last 3
Avg Best 2 of 3 Speed
Speed Last Race
Trends Last Week
--Favorites dominated with 51% wins on the week, hitting 50% on Tapeta and 53% on turf.
--Jockey Kyle Frey was on fire with a 28: 10-2-3 record and was 9: 6-1-0 riding favorites. Still, he produced a $1.81 ROI for every $1 bet behind $22 and $27 victories.
--Jockey Francisco Monroy made the most of limited mounts, going 8: 3-0-2 with a pair of $20 winners ($2.83 ROI for every $1 bet). He also lit the bottom of trifectas at 23-1 and 41- odds.
--Jockey Bryan Pena was a rock-solid 14: 3-1-1 that netted a big $2.33 ROI for every $1 bet. His average mount was 20-1 odds, so he did the most with the least that included a $51 winner.
--Trainer Reina Gonzalez was 2-for-2 and included a 38-1 longshot winner and a 6-5 chalk. Both wins came in allowance company. The infrequent barn’s last win had come August 8 with only 5 starts in-between.
Trends Last 2 Weeks
Since racing was cancelled 3 days the prior week, we’ll extend this query back to racing the week of Sept. 3.
--Favorites are hitting 50% (41-for-82) with a reliable 65% finishing in the exacta. Leading trainer Jonathan Wong’s chalk has underperformed ever-so-slightly to that rate at 10-for-22 (46% wins, 59% exacta).
--Trainers Ed Moger Jr. (26%) and Blaine Wright (29%) have put up similar numbers with 6 winners apiece. Moger has a $1.37 ROI for every $1 bet during that time, while Wright checks in at $1.32.