PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date  1/6/2024 
Featured track  Gulfstream Park 
Race number  11 
Race overview  A very solid renewal of the Dania Beach for 3yos at 1m on the turf. 
Pace  There’s not a ton here, which means #6 AIR RECRUIT (3-1) can either get loose, or set up shop outside the inside speed, which gives him a big tactical edge on the favorite, #10 Agate Road (2-1), who is drawn terribly and has no early speed either. 
Trends  Speed has done well on the turf, especially when it’s firm, as front runners can get carried by the slick course, making it tough to make up significant ground. 
Best Play  #6 AIR RECRUIT (3-1) (turf only): Versatile sort ran better than it looked when a close 7th in the G1 BCJT, and ¾ lengths behind Agate Road, and his speed and that one’s post can turn the tables. 
Bet Types    Aggressive WP bet and single in the late Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
Play of the Day Winners  GP POD (through 1/1): 18-4-2-2 ($1.61/$3.87) 

GP meet (through 1/1): 209-56-36-25 ($1.47/$4.58)