BET AGAINST UNDERLAY with GOOD OVERLAYS!
Wicked Strong didn’t show up with a very lively run in the Excelsior, but to the pleasure of Power Page players, our “V” horse at 8.5/1 in a tidy 6 horse field DID! He ran a great place to Effinex. I can’t say anyone should have or could have made this play, but I simply do not see why not. Wicked Strong was only rated at 77.5 after a single race at Gulfstream, so this was his 2nd race and there is no absolutes in horse racing. Storming Monarch and Effinex (also trained by Jimmy Jerkens) were bot ratedd within a 1.0 of Wicked strong. Both had really good odds and the natrual hook-up was our “V” horse, Red Rifle as the add-in… That’s how you do it, bet against underlay with good overlay!
Other successful “V” horses were Frogman Mel — winner at $11.20 (9th at AQU) and With The Breeze 11/1 – ran 4th at SANTA ANITA>..