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The Rainbow 6 carryover will be $31,154 heading into Friday’s start to the racing week … The Super High Five carryover will be $19,727 as well … Last Saturday’s El Camino Real Derby winner Rombauer earned a Preakness Win & You’re In berth as well as 10 qualifying points to this year’s Kentucky Derby … 2019 Bear Fan Stakes winner Princess Vivian makes her second appearance of 2021 in Friday’s Race 2 allowance … Windy City Red, local representative in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint for trainer Jonathan Wong, makes his GGF return Friday in a Race 8 allowance finale that’s part of the Golden Hour Double with Santa Anita and Golden Hour Pick Four.
Last week’s Stronach 5 paid $511 to 354 winning tickets, all winners at 4-1 or less. Stronach 5 races this Friday, February 19, will be:
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:17 pm ET
Leg B – Santa Anita Park Race 3
Leg C – Laurel Park Race 10
Leg D – Gulfstream Park Race 9
Leg E – Golden Gate Fields Race 3
1/ST BET Top Factors Last Week:
Horseplayers using the 1/ST BET app saw the most success with these 3 of the 52 handicapping filters for Golden Gate Fields, each posting at least 35% winners and a flat-bet profit.
Speed Last Race
ITM (In The Money) %
Trends Last Week
-- Jockeys Kyle Frey and Evin Roman each won 7 races on the week, capturing 14 of 40 offered, and combined for 25 exacta finishes in the 40 races. Frey got the big prize in the El Camino Real Derby aboard Rombauer. All 14 winners for these 2 prime pilots were 2-1 or less.
-- Trainer Jonathan Wong was 16: 6-2-4, but all 6 of his winners were 9-5 or less -- 5 of them ridden by jockey Evin Roman. Wong posted a 9: 5-1-2 record with favorites on the week.
-- Trainer Tim McCanna went 13: 5-1-2 with a $1.62 ROI for every $1 bet. He had a $15 winner among his successes as well as 14-1 and 15-1 shots finish third. McCanna went 3-4 with jockey Armando Ayuso.
-- Trainer Cliff Delima posted a 7: 3-0-1 record, including $7, $17 and $67 winners. That netted a whopping $6.54 ROI for every $1 bet. Delima's victories all came in 5-1/2 furlong dashes, 2 with jockey Franciso Monroy. That combo also had a 23-1 shot in the money.
-- Trainer Michael McCarthy won with both of his SoCal shippers, including El Camino Real Derby winner Rombauer.
-- Trainer Jack Steiner was runner-up with his only starter on the week, and has gone 5: 2-2-0 with limited shots the past 2 weeks.