PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  3/30/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Gulfstream Park – Race 4 
Race overview:  A good Florida-bred AOC at a one-turn mile on the main track, with several capable runners, though the class-dropping #1 UNIVERSAL PAYDAY (7-2) looks to be in a very good spot against a potential sketchy favorite in #5 Floki’s Flight (7-5). 
Pace:  It looks, as more than a few want to motor early, including #5 Floki’s Flight, who comes in off a layoff after a disappointing effort at the level (at odds-on) where he got dueled into the ground. 
Trends:  We’re going a tough trip, and while races rarely fall apart at the one-turn mile, a stalking gear plays, because speed—especially if it’s contested—can have a tough time holding. 
Best Play:  #1 UNIVERSAL PAYDAY (7-2): Stalker was a good 3rd against open foes last time, so this is a legitimate class drop, and his running style should put him in prime position off the far turn. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single in the early Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
Meet/POD Stats:  GP Champ. Meet: 643-157-121-104 ($1.71/$5.25 ROI through 3/26) 

GP CM POD: 63-19-14-12 ($1.84/$5.94 ROI through 3/26)