Gulfstream Park: How to bet the Super High 5’s $3,145 rollover

The opening race on Sunday at Gulfstream Park may not be the highlight from a sports perspective, but the fact that it boasts a $3,145 Super High 5 rollover makes it attractive to bettors.

Race 1 is a $16,000 first claiming race that takes place over 5 1/2 furlongs on the synthetic Tapeta track, and although nine horses were entered (equaling 15,120 possible outcomes), the race doesn’t seem too hard to handicap on paper.

That’s because a trio of suitors seem to rank above the rest. First and foremost is #2 Harry’s on the beach (8-5), whose form on the Gulfstream Tapeta is solid. In the spring, he ran third by two lengths in a $25,000 first-seeder, earning a career-best 75 Brisnet Speed ​​odds. Then, on July 22, Harry’s Onthebeach came second by four lengths in a $16,000 first claim, earning a speed rating of 70 Brisnet.

#6 Rock-Solid Words (2-1) also has promising form lines on this track. In April he ran second in a $16,000 first claimant, beaten by 1 1/4 lengths after battling for the lead. He also ran well with identical tactics in a $12,500 first claim on July 24, finishing third by 2 1/2 lengths. Those efforts produced Brisnet Speed ​​odds of 76 and 75, putting Rock Solid Words right in the pack against Sunday’s pack.

The beginner #3 On the go (4-1) is also worthy of respect. Trainer Ralph Nicks is winning at a rate of 20% with horses debuting in early contenders, and his record for debuting horses in Tapeta sprints at Gulfstream stands at a solid 4-1-0-2. That’s a 75% in-the-money rate, so On the Go should have a good chance of finishing in the top three.

So how do you bet on the Super High 5? We will give Harry’s Onthebeach the advantage and put it at the top of our tickets. Then we’ll rely on both Rock Solid Words and On the Go to finish in the top four before extending deep for the remaining slots.

  • $1 Super High 5: 2 with 3, 6 with 3, 6 with 1, 5, 8, 9 with 1, 5, 8, 9 ($24)
  • $1 Super High 5: 2 w/3.6 w/1,5,8,9 w/3.6 w/1,5,8.9 ($24)
    Total: $48

Good luck!