Golden Gate: How to bet the $4,730 Super High 5 carryover

May 27th, 2023

There are several non-jackpot Super High 5 carryovers up for grabs this Saturday at racetracks across the United States. Gulfstream Park has a $3,643 prize pool on the table in Race 1 (post time 12:50 p.m. ET). Louisiana Downs has a $2,068 carryover available to chase in Race 8 (6:21 p.m. ET).

But the largest Super High 5 carryover can be found at Golden Gate Fields, where the pot sits at $4,730. The carryover is available in Race 5 (6:29 p.m. ET), an $8,000 maiden claimer for fillies and mares sprinting six furlongs over the synthetic Tapeta track. Seven horses have been entered, which equates to 2,520 possible Super High 5 outcomes.

The morning line favorite is #3 Cute Renegade (9-5), and her credentials are respectable. Conditioned by hot trainer Reid France (a 26% winner at Golden Gate this year), Cute Renegade has cracked the trifecta in four of her last five starts, including a couple of $8,000 maiden claimers over this track.

But Cute Renegade has yet to finish within three lengths of victory, and her 8-0-3-1 lifetime record suggests she has a tendency to settle for minor awards rather than vie for victory.

Similar can be said of #1 Riviera Sunrise (5-2), whose lifetime tally stands at 10-0-3-3. While she hasn’t missed the board in her last seven starts, many against tougher competition, all those efforts came on dirt and turf. In three starts over the Golden Gate Tapeta to start her career, Riviera Sunrise failed to crack the trifecta or finish within six lengths of victory, even while competing in $8,000 and $5,000 maiden claimers.

#7 Moro First Class (8-1) also seems a bit tough to trust. Yes, she’s cracked the trifecta in three of her last four starts against $8,000 maiden claiming competition over the Golden Gate Tapeta, but the five-year-old mare is 0-for-6 lifetime and doesn’t appear to have much upside for improvement.

That’s why we’re going to take a stand and key the first-time starter #2 Haughty Kitty (8-1) on top. The Reid France trainee has put together a lengthy work tab in preparation for her debut, and she’s slated to be ridden by hot jockey Evin Roman, a 24% winner at Golden Gate this year. Roman has gone 3-for-12 (25%) teaming up with France over the last two months, and France wins at a respectable 13% rate with horses debuting in maiden claimers, so there’s a lot to like about Haughty Kitty.

  • $1 Super High 5: 2 with 1,3,7 with 1,3,7 with 1,3,5,6,7 with 1,3,5,6,7 ($36)

Good luck!