Saturday, July 22, 2017

Handicapping Heroes -- Results from 7/22/17



The Handicappers went after the elusive late Pick 4 at Saratoga on Saturday but fell just short in their quest. Living true to the tag "Graveyard of Favorites" we saw a  couple of morning line 12-1 horses ruin the party in races nine and 11...but still had a pretty good day. Anytime you can bat .500 with winners up there...you are doing some good handicapping.

SCOTT selected 16 horses he thought could finish in the money and nine of them ended up doing just that. Two wins, three seconds and four shows for "Gold Room Scotty"...plus and exacta and trifecta. Unfortunately, he did not connect on his best bet of the day, value play or top jockey in the sequence. He finished the day with 21 points. 

PAULIE also had 16 participate and six of his got paid. Two winners, two second place and two third place finished.  No exactas or trifectas...but his best best of the day (Lady Eli) did win. Sadly, his value play and top jock of the sequence did not win. He'll take 22 points for the day. 

ARCHIE is down the the back but very alive and well with his handicapping yesterday at the Spa. Out of his 16, seven hit the board. Two wins, two places and three shows. Give the man an exacta and trifecta as well. The bonus plays is where he cleaned up. His best bet of the day was also Lady Eli, like Paulie. Although his value play lost, his top jock of the sequence (Irad Ortiz, Jr) won three of the four races in the sequence. Archie takes the day with an impressive 58 points. 


Sometimes it's about the jockeys in handicapping. Although Javier Castellano got shut out...another strong rider in Irad Ortiz, Jr  got you paid $3.90,  $16 and $27.60  on $2 wagers. That's $47.50 on a $6 investment and you can do the math if you want on across the board wagering on Irad...it's nice I'll tell you that...so, sometimes...even if they only win once....betting on jockeys can be profitable.

CUMULATIVE STANDINGS

Paulie   249
Archie  229
Scott    187


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As a side note, if you listened to my Ellis Park selections on the Saturday show...

LINK: HANDICAPPING HEROES 7/22/17

I gave out a Pick 4 that paid $116.65 on a 50 cent wager.

Just filling in a little time and handing out money....


paulie


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