PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  2/23/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Gulfstream Park – Race 4 
Race overview:  A deep and competitive 16k claimer sprinting on the Tapeta. 
Pace:  There’s not as much early heat as you’d expect for a Tapeta sprint, so expect a bit of a bunched group, therefore tactical speed will be at a premium. 
Trends:  That aforementioned tactical speed—at the very least—is preferred going one-turn on the Tapeta, as horses just don’t make up significant ground, no matter how fast they go early. 
Best Play:  #1 ISLAND MAGIC (6-1): Endured a brutal trip last time and still ran a close 4th when back with Richards, which is key, and she needs only clear sailing to have a big impact here. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WPS bet and single in the early Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
Meet/POD Stats:  GP Champ. Meet: 301-62-52-57 ($1.48/$4.78 ROI through 2/5) 

GP Champ. Meet POD: 30-9-7-7 ($1.83/$5.96 through 2/5)