by Jeremy Plonk
July 27, 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.
Gulfstream has announced a mandatory payout in Saturday’s Rainbow 6. The jackpot-style wager has a $458,914 carryover ($700,000-guaranteed pool) coming into Friday’s 3-day week opener … Feature races this week will be the kickoff legs in the Florida Sire Stakes for 2-year-old fillies ($100,000 Desert Vixen) and the colts/geldings ($100,000 Dr. Fager) … Nominations have closed for the Aug. 7 Azalea Stakes, which include multiple stakes winner Competitive Speed and unbeatens Kamar Taj and R Adios Jersey … Renovations continue on the new third racing surface, Tapeta, at Gulfstream and it’s scheduled to be unveiled in September.
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 30% or higher rate and showing a flat-bet profit. Avg. Speed was the top-performing factor for the second straight week. The 1/ST BET app’s artificial intelligence handicapping selections tabbed 47% top-pick winners last week at Gulfstream for a $37.20 profit over the 32 races offered.
ITM (In The Money) %
Trends Last Week
-- Favorites bounced back last week with 42% wins and 61% in the exacta after winning just 23% the previous 2 weeks.
-- Jockey Chantal Sutherland won 4 races last Saturday, including the featured Monroe overnight stakes. She was 15: 5: 3-0 overall for the week and 8-28 the past 2 weeks.
-- Jockey Edgard Zayas went 6: 4-1-1 aboard favorites, leading the colony with a 16: 5-3-1 record on the week.
-- Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. posted a 6: 3-1-0 record, including 2-for-2 with the favorite, as well as a 9-2 winner and 9-2 runner-up. He was 2-for-2 with allowance sprinters.
-- Trainer Victor Barboza was 6: 3-1-1 with a big $3.13 ROI for every $1 bet. Four of his runners went off 8-5 or less, but the inflator was $29 winner Challenge Princess on Sunday.
-- Trainer Juan Alvarado won with all 3 starters, boasting $4, $14 and $20 winners. All 3 starters came on Saturday’s card, including overnight stakes winner Key Biscayne. He’s 7: 4-1-1 since July 9.