PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  3/9/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Gulfstream Park – Race 1 
Race overview:  A competitive 16k claimer routing on the turf, with class-dropping #4 SANDPIPER MEMORIES (7-2) looming very large. 
Pace:  There’s enough here, as more than a few want to be close early, which means a stalking gear should play well. 
Trends:  You want to be close on the turf, as horses aren’t going to make up a ton of ground if they can’t get into position early. 
Best Play:  #4 SANDPIPER MEMORIES (7-2) (turf only): Stiff class dropper was facing tons better in a 25k starter last time, and she hardly disgraced herself, son on the drop, with this cozy post and her tactical speed, she should be tough. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet at 2-1 or better, while getting some additional value by singling to kick off the early Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
Meet/POD Stats:  GP Champ. Meet: 449-98-88-81 ($1.49/$4.99 ROI through 2/26) 

GP Champ. Meet POD: 44-11-10-11 ($1.51/$5.58 through 2/26)