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1/ST Look Gulfstream Stats: Plesa Paving the Way | Tuesday, July 20

by Jeremy Plonk

July 20, 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.


The 3-day, Friday-Sunday, racing week kicks off with a $324,424 Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover ($500,000-guaranteed pool) … This week’s feature race will be Saturday’s $75,000 Monroe Stakes for turf fillies and mares …. The Florida Sire Series for 2-year-olds takes flight July 31 with the $100,000 Dr. Fager and Desert Vixen for the juveniles and juvenile fillies … 4-time Gulfstream stakes winner Tonalist’s Shape was upset when third July 18 in allowance company, dropping her to 0-2 on the season after a stellar sophomore campaign. The news was better for her Saffie Joseph Jr. stablemates in the previous day’s $75,000 Mr. Steele Stakes as they swept the trifecta, led by Renaissance Frolic … Construction progress continues on Gulfstream’s third surface, Tapeta, and the new course is slated to be unveiled in September.

Stronach 5

The Stronach 5 is on temporary summer hiatus and expected to return in September.

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 31% or higher rate and showing a flat-bet profit. The factor Best Speed Last 3 won 37% and showed a $38.60 profit if you bet $2 win on each top choice for the week.

Avg. Speed
Best Speed Last 3
Avg. Race Class

Trends Last Week

-- Trainer Eddie Plesa posted a 7: 3-0-0 record, including 2 wins with Edgard Zayas, and payoffs of $5, $9 and $10. Those netted a $1.79 ROI for every $1 bet. The barn is 53% in the exacta over its last 32 starters dating back to May 1.

-- Trainer Mark Casse had a 6: 2-0-1 mark, scoring a pair of maiden special weight dashes at $9 and $10 mutuels.

-- Trainer Oscar Gonzalez was 3: 2-0-0 behind $8 and $10 dirt sprint claiming winners. The barn had been only 2-18 since the start of June at Gulfstream before the rebound.

-- Jockey Emisael Jaramillo led the way at 17: 5-3-0, including 6: 3-1-0 on favorites. His 5 wins came for 5 different barns.

-- Jockey Chantal Sutherland had a solid 13: 3-0-2 ledger that produced a $1.41 ROI for every $1 bet. All 3 wins came in dirt sprints and paid $11, $11 and $13.

-- Favorites under-performed at 29% last week and are now 15-64 (23%) the past 2 weeks.