PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  12/3/2022 
Featured Track/Race:   Gulfstream Park – Race 5 
Race overview:  A deep group of 20k claimers routing on the turf, with several who have passed prior wining credentials. 
Pace:  It doesn’t look overly heated on paper, so having tactical speed should be viewed at a premium. 
Trends:  The answer is “N/A,” since this is the first week of turf racing since the spring, but with a newly renovated course, the feeling is you better be close early (which is usually the case here anyway). 
Best Play:  #4 THE BEST DISTANCE (5-1) (turf only): Sneaky sort shows two good GP turf races last spring for Mejia and is now with Sanchez, who was aces here last winter, and note he ran this 4yo three times recently in spots he couldn’t be claimed, knowing full well the GP turf season was looming. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and a bold leverage single to end 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)