“Play of the Day” by Brian Nadeau

Date: 2/15/2023

Featured Track/Race: Gulfstream Park – Race 5


Race overview: A very good 35k claimer sprinting on the turf that could go any number of different ways.


Pace: They’ll be moving early, as several in here want to be on or just off the early lead.

Trends: Speed plays sprinting on the turf, so at the very least you better be close early since horses just don’t come from far back late.


Best Play: #6 TOUGH CHARLIE (5-1) (turf only): FG invader has big turf sprint form, drew perfectly for his pressing style and it’s significant that Thomas—who ran 2nd in a turf sprint here Saturday with a FG runner—reaches out for Irad.

Bet Types: Aggressive WP bet and single to end early Pk5/Pk4, and kick off the late Pk5 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)