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1/ST Look Golden Gate Fields Stats: Mathis, Espinoza Turn Up Heat

by Jeremy Plonk

May 25, 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.


Friday-Monday holiday racing schedule this week … A $17,391 Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover pool will kick off the weekend on Friday … This week’s feature race is Monday’s holiday $100,000 All American for milers on the main track … 2021 El Camino Real Derby and Preakness winner Rombauer is on target for the June 5 Belmont Stakes and will be ridden by John Velazquez … From the category of appropriate names: None Above The Law won last week’s featured Alcatraz Stakes.

Stronach 5

The Stronach 5 paid $12,378 on May 21 last week to 10 winning tickets. Stronach 5 races this Friday, May 28, will be:

Leg A – Pimlico Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:47
Leg B – Santa Anita Park Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:09
Leg C – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:26
Leg D – Gulfstream Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 5:36
Leg E – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 6:08

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 40% winners and a $24+ flat-bet profit.

Last E1 Pace
Avg Best 2 of 3 Speed
Avg Speed Last 3

Trends Last Week

-- Trainer Andy Mathis was on point at 7: 3-0-1 and continued a remarkable run in May. This outfit is 20: 9-2-2 for the month with a $2.18 ROI for every $1 bet (and 4-for-4 with Assael Espinoza aboard).

-- Trainer Michael Lenzini made the most with limited starters, going 4: 2-1-1. His winners were well-backed at 4-5 and 5-2, but he also chipped in a 16-1 runner-up. The barn is 4 for its last 11, dating back to May 2.

-- Trainer Steve Miyadi was had a 4: 2-0-0 week that upped his barn to 15: 6-2-2 in the month of May at GGF.

-- Jockey Assael Espinoza was efficient with a 16: 5-6-1 mark that produced a whopping $2.31 ROI for every $1 bet. He flexed $18 and $35 winners and also went 2-for-2 teamed with trainer Jeff Bonde.

-- Jockey Francicso Monroy had one of his best weeks at 14: 4-2-2, including a $1.43 ROI for every $1 bet. He boasted an 11-1 winner and 12-1 runner-up with his half-dozen exacta finishes all coming for different trainers.

-- Jockey William Antongeorgi went 4-for-12 and is now 8-for-29 (28% wins) the past 2 weeks.