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1/ST Look Gulfstream Stats: Torres/Hess Find Groove

by Jeremy Plonk

June 22, 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.


A $432,027 Rainbow 6 carryover welcomes horseplayers on Friday for the kickoff to a 3-day racing week … Gulfstream Park’s current meet will end Wednesday, June 30, when mandatory payouts in all jackpot wagers will be in play … This week’s feature race is Saturday’s $75,000 Not Surprising Stakes for 3-year-old turf milers … The invitation list announced Monday for the July 3 Grade 2 $200,000 Smile Sprint is led by Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up CZ Rocket and local stalwart Diamond Oops.

Stronach 5

The Stronach 5 is on temporary hiatus with only 2 tracks from the 1/ST family in action.

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 26% or higher rate.

Lifetime Speed
Distance Pedigree
Avg. Speed Last 3

Trends Last Week

-- Trainer Kent Sweezey’s runners were 8: 2-2-0 with $7 and $10 winners as well as 9-2 and 8-1 runners-up. Three of his 4 exacta finishers were in dirt sprints.

-- Trainer Armando de la Cerda went 4: 2-1-1, both winners coming in 1-turn dirt races. The barn has had 8 straight finishers in the superfecta dating back to June 11.

-- Trainer Bob Hess Jr. had a 5: 2-1-1 record. Winners paid $4 and $12 while he added a 9-2 runner-up. Jockey Christian Torres rode both winners.

-- Jockey Christian Torres was 13: 4-1-1 with 31% wins and a $1.63 ROI for every $1 bet. Winners paid $4, $9, $12 and $15.

-- Jockey Romero Maragh went 7: 3-0-1 with $8, $21 and $21 victories as well as a 11-1 shot in the money. All 3 wins came for different trainers and were in 1-turn dirt races.