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1/ST Look: Golden Gate Fields Stats

by Jeremy Plonk

October 20, 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.


Golden Gate begins anew with its traditional Autumn Meet this Thursday through Sunday … The Rainbow 6 was paid out Oct. 18 and returned $1,125 for each 20-cent combination. The pool starts anew Thursday … Weekend handle on the new Golden Hour Pick Four, matching the final 2 races daily at GGF and Santa Anita, averaged more than $140,000 as interest in the wager grows … Jockey Kyle Frey and trainer Jonathan Wong were runaway winners of GGF’s recently completed summer-fall meeting in their respective divisions. Several of the race dates in that stand were transferred from Fresno’s fair meet.

Stronach 5

The Stronach 5 paid $7144 last week to 14 tickets even with 3 winners at 5-2 or less. The Oct. 23 Stronach 5 will be comprised of the following races:

Leg A – Laurel Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:18 ET
Leg B – Gulfstream Park West Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:32 ET
Leg C – Laurel Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:50 ET
Leg D – Santa Anita Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:08 ET
Leg E – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:25 ET

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 20% or greater win rate and a flat-bet profit. Last Race Class showed a whopping $59.20 profit for a $2 win bet on each top selection for the week.

Speed Last Race
Last Race Class
Last Purse

Trends Last Week

--Trainer Steve Sherman was 14: 4-2-3 and showed a $1.39 ROI for every $1 bet. Sherman’s 4 wins included a trio of route winners (2 on main track).
--Trainer Bill McLean was 6: 2-0-1 with a $1.63 ROI for every $1 bet, featuring $7 and $12 winners. All 3 of his placings were with Kyle Frey in the saddle and all 3 in main track sprints.
--Leading jockey Kyle Frey was on his game at 24: 7-5-5 for 29% wins, 50% in the exacta and a $1.24 ROI for every $1 bet. Of his 7 wins, 6 were horses between 5-2 and 5-1, very playable propositions. He only rode 4 favorites (2 wins) among those 24 mounts.
--Favorites continued their main-track struggles on the Tapeta, going 6-for-21 (29%) after a 5-for-29 (17%) performance a week ago. That’s just 11 of the last 50 (22%).