by Jeremy Plonk
January 26, 2021
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 by betting with 1/ST BET, the official betting app of Gulfstream Park.
The road to the Florida Derby picks up steam Saturday with the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes featured on a card that includes the Swale, Kitten’s Joy and Sweetest Chant – and Grade 3s … Gulfstream has a $6,358 Super High Five carryover into Wednesday’s card, where the Rainbow 6 pool will start anew … The Jan. 24 mandatory Rainbow 6 payout paid $12,558.86 for a $.20 ticket from a pool of more than $2 million … Saturday’s Xpressbet Beat the Host contest offers a unique twist this week as the 1/ST BET app’s artificial intelligence picks for Gulfstream and Santa Anita contest races will be the target for contestants to beat.
With the Friday cancellation at Santa Anita, it’s a Gulfstream-heavy Stronach 5 this week. Stronach 5 races this Friday, January 29, will be:
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 3:55
Leg B – Gulfstream Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:11
Leg C – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:42
Leg D – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 4:49
Leg E – Gulfstream Park Race 10 with an approximate post time of 5:13
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 last week, each winning at a 19% or greater win rate. The factor Last Turn Time produced a strong $36 profit if you bet $2 win on every top selection in that category.
Best Speed Last 3
Last Turn Time
Trends Last Week
-- Favorites were 7: 5-0-1 in last week’s heavy dose of stakes races, including a sweep of the Pegasus World Cup (Knicks Go) and Pegasus World Cup Turf (Colonel Liam).
-- Jockey Junior Alvarado had a massive week with a 27: 7-5-2 mark that resulted in 26% wins and a $2.28 ROI for every $1 bet. He piloted winners at $12, $13, $17, $26 and $38 among those scores. Those 7 wins came for 6
barns, doubling up with Antonio Sano.
-- Jockey Miguel Vasquez was strong under-the-radar at 21: 5-1-2. His 24% wins netted a $1.41 ROI for every $1 bet with $18 and $20 scores. He won twice for trainer Ron Spatz. Vasquez the week prior had $25, $31 and $53 local victories.
-- Trainer Antonio Sano had his best week of the Championship Week with a 14: 4-2-2 record. His $2.36 ROI for every $1 bet was buoyed by $24 and $26 upsets. All 4 winners came for claiming tags (1 via maiden claimer).
-- Trainer Mark Casse, 6-for-50 at the meet coming into last week, his best week of the stand at 10: 4-0-0. He had a couple of turf allowance winners and posted $11 and $18 scores in the perk-up.
-- Low-profile trainer Enrique Amado won with both of his starters, posting huge dirt claiming upsets with $31 and $46 winners. Since starting the meet 0-for-7, he’s now won 3 of his last 4 since Dec. 13.