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1/ST Look GP Stats: Who are the April Powers?

by Jeremy Plonk

March 30, 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.


Gulfstream Park begins its 2021 spring-summer meeting Wednesday to open a 5-day racing week … The Rainbow 6 jackpot starts anew with the beginning of the meet … Last year’s spring-summer meet leaders were jockeys Edgar Zayas (137 wins) and Miguel Vasquez (127) as well as trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. (59 wins) … Florida Derby top-3 finishers Known Agenda, Soup and Sandwich and beaten favorite Greatest Honour all are expected to march on to the Kentucky Derby on May 1.

Stronach 5

Stronach 5 races this Friday, April 2, will be:

Leg A – Gulfstream Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:50
Leg B – Santa Anita Park Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:13
Leg C – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 5:22
Leg D – Santa Anita Park Race 4 with an approximate post time of 5:44
Leg E – Golden Gate Fields Race 4 with an approximate post time of 5:59

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 27% or greater win rate. Speed factors have been among the most impactful over the past 3 weeks.

Speed Last Race
Avg. E2 Pace
Win %

Trends Last Week

-- Last April’s fast starters to the spring-summer meet at Gulfstream included Daniel Pita (8: 3-1-1 with $57 and $80 bombers), Michael Tomlinson (14: 4-2-0 with $27 and $75 winners) and Bob Hess Jr. (13: 4-1-1 $1.32 ROI for every $1 bet).

-- Trainer Steve Budhoo, just 1-24 at the Championship Meet going into closing week, went 2-for-2 including Grade 3 winner Eye of the Jedi. Budhoo posted $15 and $50 winners to give him momentum into the new meet.

-- Trainer Jose Garoffalo also showed momentum to close the meet with a 2-for-4 week that boasted $13 and $44 winners.

-- While some of trainer Kelly Breen’s runners will head north, he closed the Championship Meet with a third straight solid week, going 6-for-19 during that span. He’ll be in the entry box at GP probably until Monmouth opens in late May.