PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  1/4/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Gulfstream Park – Race 5 
Race overview:  a very modest SOL routing 7 ½ furlongs on the turf for newly turned 3yos, with very few who have proven grass form. 
Pace:  It figures to be on the tepid side, as not many have shown a lot of early lick, so tactical speed should be as a big asset. 
Trends:  You want to be close on the turf, as horses just aren’t coming from too far out of it, especially at this shorter 7 ½-furlong trip. 
Best Play:  #2 PAWKY (3-1) (turf only): Stalker really improved on the switch to turf last time and that gives her a huge edge over this unproven group on the grass, as does this post and her tactical style. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single to end the early Pk5/Pk4, and to kick off the late Pk5 as well. 
Meet/POD Stats:  GP Champ. Meet: 57-12-13-8 ($1.26/$4.42 through 1/1) 

GP Champ. Meet POD: 6-2-2-1 ($1.97/$6.93 through 1/1)