She's a Handicapper now..and I'm saying "Champagne, Anyone?"
Friday, August 12, 2016
Louisville First just misses...
WE told you yesterday about LOUISVILLE FIRST running in the ninth at Saratoga. That she did but fell just short, coming in second by a neck.
It was a different running style for the George Weaver horse yesterday. she went directly to the lead and looked like she had a legitimate shot to win with a furlong to go. Unfortunately, an 8-1 shot named Free N Clear rolled up on the outside and caught her a couple of jumps from the wire.
We ended up getting 5/2 odds on LOUISVILLE FIRST. I backed up my win wager on her with an equal amount of place and show wagers. She paid $4.10 to place and 3.00 to show...so the $2 across the board returned $7.10....a profit of $1.10 on each $6 spent.
A little more profitable was the exacta box/wheel...where I put her on top with all the seven other horses below her and wheeled it back with her in second and all the others on top. That cost $14 for the $1 dollar gimmick and returned $35.25.
Close but no cigar. Maybe the mile was a bit too far? Why the front running style yesterday? We'll be watching her next time out...