Las Vegas – STRONG!!!
Race Day Plays from This Week…
Wednesday’s plays at Belmont were both interesting and winning. First we played Fashion Week, a filly that has been launching from way back, but today, she showed sharpness and attended the pace throughout, just tiring late. She was off at 9/1 and finished 3rd, just beaten for 2nd in the final two strides. So maybe, we are on her a race too soon. In her next, her conditioning level should be very good, but it’s likely her price will be much lower… we will see.
Then we followed with Hoponthebusguss in the 4th. Hop had run today, a produced a win paying a fair $10.60. This was pretty straight forward and it appeared to be hard fought. We backed Hop earlier this year and he was beaten a slim nostril… so today we got some of our $$$ back…
Thursday’s plays saw Delta Outlaw show sharp early speed to make the running on the front, but could not continue when the real running was needed. The Santa Anita play, Del Mar Ann was scratched…it’s worth noting that the next horse that was both Top rated and the Top Conteder was Wonderful Lie… so I feel we should have been able to make the right play… but you had to have either the JJPP or PLUS in your hands…
Friday’s plays were both very solid, with a Win in New York, just a sliver under 2/1, with Lucky Long in the 8th. Then a terrific run – as expected – with my play at Santa Anita, Dreamy Gal in the 7th. Unfortunately, we were out-gamed by a horse (Powder) that didn’t look all that good to me. We definitely had action at 3/1. Both ran very-very-very well, but one came away with the $$$.
TOTALS for New York and So. Cal Plays
(starting February 24, 2017 )
NY Total Return $361.70, Total Cost $ 280.00 ROI Total $1.29/$1.00
SC Total Return $268.70, Total Cost $ 276.00, ROI Total $ .97/$1.00
Returns on all plays for 2017
Total Return $ 739.50
Total Cost $ 692.00
ROI $1.07 (1-1-2017 thru 10/06/2017)