She's a Handicapper now..and I'm saying "Champagne, Anyone?"
Saturday, November 2, 2013
SATURDAY BREEDERS CUP SELECTIONS
Nine races to look at today...some tough fields, as well.
We did have a PK 3 that paid a little over $300, which was nice...but after counting up all the wagers and monies won...we ended up winning only about $130 on the day.
Suns Out Guns Out -- 4th with no ammo left
Centralintelligence -- pulled up at the end of the race
Royal Delta -- not so regal
Bobby's Kitten -- curled up in a ball and went to sleep.
We'll do better today!
I give Mucho Macho Man the edge here...loves this track. I'll also use Fort Larned, Game On Dude and my longshot sleeper is Will Take Charge.
RESULT: WE won with Mucho Macho Man!
Love Wise Dan at this distance and he's the pick. Tossing in Silver Max, Za Approval and longshot He Be Fire And Ice to follow behind him.
RESULT: Wise Dan got up just at the wire to win!
Wow...what a tough race! I'll side with Justin Phillip to hit the line first. Would not be surprised, though...if Private Zone, Fast Bullet or Trinniberg get their picture taken instead.
RESULT: Secret Circle won...went off as the favorite.
Tough to decide between Little Mike and The Fugue. I also respect Big Blue Kitten here. A longshot that could set the tote board on fire is Magician.
RESULT: Magician pulled off the sleight of hand! The Fugue ran second.
Going out on a limb here with We Miss Artie. The crowd will back Havana heavily. Strong Mandate rates a chance here and my bomber at a price is Cleburne.
RESULT: New Year's Day surprised the field. HAVANA got 2nd and STRONG MANDATE took the show spot.
Another doozy to handicap! I came up with Reneesgotzip to cross the wire first. If Chips All In, Jeranimo or Caracortado get the trophy, though...I wouldn't be shocked.
RESULT: Reneesgotzip had zip but ran second.
FILLY AND MARE TURF
Marketing Mix is a horse I just love in this spot. Romantica and Dank will make it tough for her. Keep an eye also on longshot Kitten's Dumplings.
RESULT: Dank is as good as advertised. ROMANTICA was next best.
FILLY AND MARE SPRINT
Teddy's Promise is my best bet of the day. Groupie Doll, Dance Card and high odds runner Summer Applause will fill out the trifecta choices.
RESULT: Groupie Doll took the trophy! TEDDY faded to fifth.
Artemis Agrolera looks to be the best. Untapable could steal it. Sweet Reason will get a lot of play. A very live longshot is Rosalind.
RESULT: No luck here...although Rosalind did get up for third.
Good luck today and remember that if you wager...do so in a responsible manner.
ALL in all...it was a tough day at the windows. We did have five winners on the Breeder's Cup selections...but only hit one small Pick 3 and just three exactas and no trifectas. $2 to win on all four selections in each of the nine races would have cost $72 and the total payout was $53.50
Was down pretty significantly at the windows before the 12th race...so I took a chance on Mucho Macho Man "across the board" and increased my exacta wager. The strategy paid off...getting a nice pay off on him and on him and WillTake Charge in the exacta. I still ended the day down about $50 on Breeder's Cup wagers. I also played several races on Churchill's card...did a little better there with a nice paying exacta and tri in the 5th race and a PK3 that ended with the 5th race...but didn't do much after that and the Churchill winnings din't cover the Santa Anita losses.