Arrogate takes the stage, to see if he can rebound and give us one more Great Big run… with his stable mates West Coast and Collected poised and ready…. Once again, Gun Runner will get to look at a race track with Arrogate there — pretty scary.
The Breeders’ Cup is here!
The Rail was slow on Friday at Del Mar… The Turf Course was fair, with good traction for outside posts…
“Race Day Las Vegas” Plays
At Del Mar, my selection in the 8th was scratched. Then my play, Channel Crossing in the 9th off at 5/1, ran right to the lead — as expected — but tired abruptly, just before they got to the home straightaway! Interestingly, Choo Choo – the eventual winner and the other Hollendorfer horse — won at 14/1, so I guess I played this one like a “card dealer on the street plays a sucker”.
My first play was OK Doll ff at 5/1, who was alert and sharp, getting up on the leaders before settling back “into the pocket”, snuggly saving ground. Turned for home looking for a place to make a bid, but could not find racing room, got out late but didn’t show enough of a spurt to make me think it mattered….
Then came A Red Tie Day off at 7/1 in the 7th, attended the pace early while being wide and then rated kindle about 4-5 lengths off the lead, still on the outside. Then moved up on the far turn, again on the outside, but didn’t seem to have a lick when expected, but after straightening away, took to running again and missed by a head in a 3 way photo. It was visually odd and to be sure, the ground loss in the first turn was enough to impact the result, but that was a very likely scenario.
TOTALS for New York and So. Cal Plays
(starting February 24, 2017 )
NY Total Return $405.70, Total Cost $ 314.00 ROI Total $1.29/$1.00
SC Total Return $299.90, Total Cost $ 310.00, ROI Total $ .97/$1.00
Returns on all plays for 2017
Total Return $ 814.70
Total Cost $ 760.00
ROI $1.07 (1-1-2017 thru 11/2/2017)