Saturday was a very good day for us, particularly at Santa Anita. From Race #3 through Race #7 we had two Pop Out Key’s win while in the other 3 races were as follows…
Race # 3, my Featured Play – I Will Score won, paying $4.80
Race #4 Achira, our TOP PPN and 2nd rated in our Contenders List, won paying $6.00.
Race #5, our V horse, Dominant Don, who also had an Early Speed Alert won, paying $15.40.
Race #6, my STAR horse, Tinabud, also the Top Rated Contender won paying $8.80…
Race #7 , my Pop Out Key – Coniah -both TOP RATED PPN and TOP Contender won paying $6.40
A pretty nice run and hopefully producing some playable and hittable Pick 3s and 4s…
“Race Day Las Vegas” Plays
IN race #5, we backed No Hiding Place, off at odds of 26/1, NHP took the lead early and held on for a little more than half the race, then fading fast… We got a little run for our money.
Then in Race #7 Flash Drive was our play, off at 5/2, was beaten to the lead by the eventual winner, pressed the leader with vigor, but succumbed late in the stretch, fading to 4th, as much the 2nd best. I loved this play, and while it did not work out, I was satisfied with the effort the horse made… for what it’s worth…
Race #3 at Aqueduct, my Pop Out Key, was She’s Delightful, who was just that, after falling in behind the leaders while out off the rail, rallied strongly in the stretch to win well while totally clear. Off at odds of 7/1, this delightful play paid handsomely at $16.00 for the win.
Race #3 at Santa Anita, was my Featured Play, Ms Bad Behavior who went off at a generous 5/2 (as I explained on the JJPP-PLUS – her fair value was 6/5), she simply was much the best, when challenged by the chalk, she seemed to fend off that challenge with little difficulty. This winning play turned the trick at a $7.20 win price…
Also, for those interested in my Fabulous Figs, this play on Ms Bad Behavior was sent out on Thursday night with a nice little explanation – along with a copy of my new Fabulous Figs – for handicapper’s that really want to deeply understand the form of each for horse themselves… Interested, then let me know…
AT Aqueduct in the 5th, we played H Man off at 5/1, ran nicely, while taking an overland route, started to rally, but could not get to the top runners, reporting home 3rd. Probably went against an Inside Speed Bias, maybe worth watching in the future.
At Santa Anita, my first play was I Will Score – in the gate at 3/1, but out of the gate at 7/5, whenever I see this for a top operator like Jerry Holledorfer, I figure it’s a good sign, but it is a bad price… I Will Score made every pole a winning one, but thank goodness we didn’t need to coax another 50 yards out of him. I didn’t love his final furlong, but let’s wait until we see speed figs to be sure. Winning, paying $4.80, but the lovely exacta reflected the 3/1 price yielding $19.20/1, for our spread.
My 2nd Play at Santa Anita, Coniah in the 7th, didn’t give them a chance as she asserted her superiority throughout. Winning off without much of a challenge at any point… Winning Price was $6.40 and the exacta came in paying $14.80/1 for our spread.
TOTALS for New York, Gulfstream Park and So. Cal Plays 2018
NY Total Return $16.00, Total Cost $ 12.00 ROI Total $1.33
Gulf Total Return $29.00, Total Cost $ 12.00 ROI Total $2.42/$1.00
SC Total Return $33.20, Total Cost $ 22.00, ROI Total $ 1.51/$1.00
Returns on all plays for 2018
Total Return $ 78.20 Total Cost $ 46.00
ROI $ 1.70 / $1.00 (1-1-2018 thru 1/20/2018)
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Returns on all plays for 2017
TOTALS for New York and So. Cal Plays
(starting February 24, 2017 )
NY Total Return $414.10, Total Cost $ 396.00 ROI Total $1.05/$1.00
SC Total Return $357.10, Total Cost $ 367.00, ROI Total $ .96/$1.00
Total Return $ 880.30 Total Cost $ 896.00
ROI $ 0.98 (1-1-2017 thru 12/26/2017)
ROI $ 1.04 (1-1-2015 thru 12/31/2016)