PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  12/1/2022 
Featured Track/Race:   Gulfstream Park – Race 4 
Race overview:  A solid 16k MCL routing on the Tapeta, though it’s #3 LEOPARDI (9-5) that seems to hold all the aces. 
Pace:  There’s not much on paper, so expect a bunched field early, which should turn into a sprint off the far turn. 
Trends:  Tapeta routes consistently play to stalker/closers, with well over 70% of the races being won from off the pace, as speed rarely holds up front, no matter how slow they go. 
Best Play:  #3 LEOPARDI (9-5): The horse to beat was a solid 2nd in his first Tapeta start last time and now goes off the claim for David, a 27% move for a barn that has been white hot at the Sunshine Meet. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive win bet, single in the early Pk5/Pk4, and to kick off the Rainbow 6 as well. 
Meet/POD Stats:  FINAL CD Meet: 194-52-235-32 ($1.90/$5.56) 

FINAL CD POD: 16-6-2-1 ($2.43/$5.88)