PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  12/7/2022 
Featured Track/Race:   Gulfstream Park – Race 3 
Race overview:  A wide open MCL route on the Tapeta, with several ways to go. 
Pace:  Expect a compact group, as there’s little confirmed speed, but several who want to be close early. 
Trends:  The Tapeta routes have been playing to stalker/closers for months, as horses on or near the lead rarely last—regardless of how fast or slow they go. 
Best Play:  #5 MATEO (4-1): Lightly raced runner has an experience edge routing and had a nightmare trip last time, though he still ran on late to his credit, and note Sano reaches for Zayas today. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single in the early Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
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)