PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  12/30/2022 
Featured Track/Race:   Gulfstream Park – Race 6 
Race overview:  A seemingly modest MOC sprinting on the main, with two firsters (#1 and #5) who could need this, and a slew of proven runners—aside from #6 MAMA MARIA (6-5)—who don’t inspire. 
Pace:  It looks honest enough, as there are multiple runners who have shown a penchant for being on or just off the early lead. 
Trends:  You need to be close sprinting on the main, as it’s tough to make up significant ground entering the far turn. 
Best Play:  #6 MAMA MARIA (6-5): Slim pickings on what could be a very chalky card, but this speedy miss drew perfectly, catches the 1 and 5 at the right time, and has by far the best overall dirt form here. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive win bet and single in the late Pk5 and to kick off the late Pk4 as well. 
Meet/POD Stats:  GP Championship Meet: 10-1-4-0 

GP Championship Meet POD: 1-0-1-0