PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date  1/18/2024 
Featured track  Gulfstream Park 
Race number  8 
Race overview  a deep and competitive 25k starter-allowance for 4up going 1 1/16 miles on the turf. 
Pace  There’s no one here to keep #2 Swashbuckle (3-1) from making the lead and slowing it down, and many of his main rivals are one-run closers too. 
Trends  Speed can dominate on the turf, especially if it’s firm, as horses can get carried home by a course that routinely plays to front runners. 
Best Play  #2 SWASHBUCKLE (3-1): Expected Lone F dueled hard and tired to be 5th behind a trio he meets here, but the race flow looks much different, as he won’t have to work as hard to get to the front, which, in turn, will hurt the closers who got a contested pace and therefore all the best of it last time. 
Bet Types    Aggressive WP and single in the late Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
Play of the Day Winners  GP POD (through 1/7): 21-5-4-2 ($1.71/$4.41) 

GP meet (through 1/7): 248-64-47-30 ($1.45/$4.60)