PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date  2/3/2024 
Featured track  Gulfstream Park 
Race number  5 
Race overview  A strong AOC for 4up going 7 ½ Fs on the turf. 
Pace  It looks hot and contested, especially on the this inside, as more than a few want to rattle early on. 
Trends  Speeds plays on the turf, especially when it’s firm and fast, as races rarely fall apart in the lane, so at the very least, you want to have some tactical ability. 
Best Play  #7 SMOKY MANDATE (3-1) (turf only): Newly minted 4yo ran in a quartet of turf stakes last year and more than held his own, has the right stalking style to take advantage of all the pace, and should be poised for a breakthrough run in his first against older. 
Bet Types    Aggressive WP and single to end the early Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
Play of the Day Winners  GP POD (through 1/28): 35-12-4-4 ($2.11/$5.04) 

GP meet (through 1/28): 396-103-70-46 ($1.49/$4.71)