PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  2/5/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Gulfstream Park – Race 4 
Race overview:  A modest 12.5k MCL routing on the Tapeta with a favorite (#8 Black Ice 6-5) that you have to try and beat. 
Pace:  It doesn’t look overly heated, so expect a bunched field. 
Trends:  The Tapeta routes play to stalker/closers as speed just has not held well, no matter how slow they go early. 
Best Play:  #8 REBATE (6-1): Returnee was on the turf at Tampa but the Tapeta route here three-back was solid and fast (for this group), she now runs on the surface with Lasix, and the favorite (#8) is impossible to trust off an odds-on beat. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single in the early Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
Meet/POD Stats:  GP Champ. Meet: 201-42-34-38 ($1.42/$4.50 through 1/22) 

GP Champ. Meet POD: 21-8-4-5 ($2.27/$6.42 through 1/22)