PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  12/8/2022 
Featured Track/Race:   Gulfstream Park – Race 1 
Race overview:  A wide open 5F MCL sprint on the turf, with several ways to go and little grass form to fall back on. 
Pace:  There should be plenty here, as they love to motor in these turf sprints, and rarely does the speed fall apart. 
Trends:  As hinted at, turf sprints are dominated by speed, especially going this short, so you better have the ability to be close early. 
Best Play:  #8 CERTAIN (15-1) (turf or Tapeta): Kee MSW dropper chased and tired in the best 2yo MSW in the country behind a Baffert freak and a next-out winner, lures Paco (a local win last year for the barn), drew perfectly, and doesn’t meet much. 
Bet Types:    WPS bet at 9-2 or better (he won’t be anywhere near this ML), and a must-use/leverage single to kick off the early Pk5. 
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)