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1/ST Look GGF Stats: Public Has Them Figured

by Jeremy Plonk

April 13, 2021

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 GGF by betting with 1/ST BET, the official betting app of Golden Gate Fields.


Golden Gate Fields will welcome fans back to the track beginning this Friday. Pre-purchased tickets at Goldengatefields.com are required for admission … Golden Gate will have a $95,698 Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover heading into this Friday’s kickoff to a 3-day racing week through Sunday … Eight stakes races are on the horizon April 24-25 for Gold Rush Weekend, including the Grade 3 San Francisco Mile on the opening day. Nominations close this Thursday … The 2021 1/ST and Xpressbet Kentucky Derby Wager Guide, featuring Golden Gate Fields handicappers, will be available for free download beginning April 23.

Stronach 5

Last week’s Stronach 5 paid $717.70 to 144 winning tickets. Stronach 5 races this Friday, April 16, will be:

Leg A – Gulfstream Park Race 7 with an approximate post time of 4:18
Leg B – Gulfstream Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:50
Leg C – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 5:22
Leg D – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:27
Leg E – Golden Gate Fields Race 4 with an approximate post time of 6:00

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, each posting at least 29% winners and a flat-bet profit.

Avg. Best 2 of Last 3 Speed
Speed Last Race
Last Purse

Trends Last Week

-- Jockey Evin Roman topped the standings at 18: 7-2-2 and a flashy $2.58 ROI for every $1 bet. Six of his wins were logical contenders, but a $70 bomber lit up the returns.

-- Jockey Catalino Martinez was a precise 8: 3-1-1, winning races for high-powered barns like Jonathan Wong, Doug O’Neill and Reid France. But all 3 wins were solid $7, $11 and $13 prices in main-track sprints.

-- Jockey Assael Espinoza had the hot hand on turf at 5: 3-0-0 that featured a $30 winner. His only losses came aboard 18-1 and 27-1 shots.

-- Trainer Reid France cured his second-itis of late with an 10: 3-2-2 mark that included a $17 victory and a 28-1 shot in the money.

-- Trainer Jesus Ramos went 7: 3-0-0, including 2-for-2 on turf. The barn popped $6, $12 and $33 winners with Assael Espinoza in the saddle.

-- Favorites won 48.5% last week and are 32-for-67 the past 2 weeks.