PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  1/19/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Gulfstream Park – Race 5 
Race overview:  A seemingly wide-open 10k claimer routing on the Tapeta, though there might be more than meets the eye under the surface. 
Pace:  It looks on the moderate side, so tactical speed is a plus. 
Trends:  Stalker/closers usually rule the day routing on the Tapeta, as early speed—no matter how slow they go—usually comes back. 
Best Play:  #9 OFFICER COUNTRY (8-1): Class dropper was facing 20ks in his two Tapeta routes and ran big figures (for these), but the other big thing is the two who beat him on 10/14 (#4 and #2) have some huge questions this time around, while this dude gets Jose Ortiz. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WPS bet at 7-2 or better, while getting some additional value by singling to end the early Pk5/Pk4, and to kick off the late Pk5 as well. 
Meet/POD Stats:  GP Champ. Meet: 153-33-27-26 ($1.49/$4.58 through 1/15) 

GP Champ. Meet POD: 16-7-4-3 ($2.71/$7.56 through 1/15)