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1/ST Look Golden Gate Fields Stats: Call on Couton

by Xpressbet

May 4, 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.


The Rainbow 6 carryover for Thursday’s weekly kickoff will be $28,652 … El Camino Real Derby winner and Preakness contender Rombauer worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita on April 30 in :59.20 for Michael McCarthy … Thursday’s Race 2 and Friday’s Race 4 mark the debut of 2-year-old racing at Golden Gate for 2021 … Recent GGF stakes winners Stalking Shadow and Keeper Ofthe Stars have circled dates on the calendar for their reappearances: the former in the May 23 Alcatraz at GGF and the latter in the May 31 Grade 1 Gamely at Santa Anita … Evin Roman earned The Jockey Guild’s national Jockey of the Week honor for April 19-25.

Stronach 5

Stronach 5 races this Friday, May 7, will be:

Leg A – Pimlico Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:15 pm ET
Leg B – Pimlico Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:49 pm ET
Leg C – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 5:00 pm ET
Leg D – Santa Anita Park Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:06 pm ET
Leg E – Golden Gate Fields Race 2 with an approximate post time of 5:21 pm 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, each posting at least 36% winners.

Best Speed Last 3
Trainer 1 Year Win %
Speed Last Race

Trends Last Week

-- Jockey Julien Couton had precision appearances, going 7: 4-3-0 with $9, $12 and $44 winners producing a whopping $4.10 ROI for every $1 bet. For good measure, he added a 21-1 runner-up.

-- Jockey Kyle Frey led the colony with a 26: 8-8-3 mark. That’s 31% wins and 62% in the exacta, but 6 of his winners paid $5 or less (topped at $10).

-- Trainer Reid France had a 6: 3-0-2 record, mostly with short prices. Five of his runners were 9-5 or less, but he did light the board third with a 14-1 shot. He’s winning 41% since March 26 at GGF.

-- Trainer McLean went 5: 2-0-1 behind juicy $9 and $11 winners. That turned around a cold 1-18 run for the barn to open April.

-- Trainer Jose Bautista posted a 4: 1-0-2 record, topped by his second $20-plus winner in the past 2 weeks. Both came in turf routes.