She's a Handicapper now..and I'm saying "Champagne, Anyone?"
Sunday, October 14, 2018
HANDICAPPING HEROES -- KEENELAND -- RESULTS FROM LATE PICK 4 -- 10/13/18
The Handicappers took on the challenging late Pick 4 at Keeneland yesterday and had a faily good day. With so many good horses, trainers and jockeys on the premises, it's quite a feat to be right every time with one's selections and sometimes the hunches, training angles, past performances and jockey switches are for naught. Some horse just pops up there that you didn't consider too strongly and wins. Usually at a pretty decent price.
That's why they call it gambling.
Here's how the handicappers did:
HOLLYWOOD saw all 16 of his picks test the dirt and turf. Out of those, he had two winners and a third. That's a 19% "in the money" figure. No exactas, trifectas, Pick 3 or 4 success for him yesterday. HOLLYWOOD finishes the four-race sequence with 7 points.
ARCHIE also had all of his 16 selections try the distances. He ended up with three winners, a second and two thirds. A 38% "in the money number. He also got shut out on the exactas, trifectas and the Pick 3 and 4 sequences. ARCHIE ends up with 13 points.
PAULIE had 16 go forth for him also. He totaled two wins, three seconds and two thirds. He did manage hitting an exacta in the ninth race, but had no trifectas nor the Pick 3 or Pick 4 contests. PAULIE squeaks by as the top point-getter with 16 points.
None of us could figure out the filly and mare affair in the 8th race yesterday and did not pick the winner between the three of us. A horse that hadn't won in over a year and had been beaten by a combinated 45 lenghts in her last two (QUICK, QUICK, QUICK) proved to be quick enough and took the six furlong race. I wouldn't have had it unless I would have hit the "all" button for the race.
You can hear yesterday's broadcast at the link below:
Join us next week for more handicapper selections. Breeders Cup is sneaking up on us and when November gets here, we'll have our choicce for the "biggest day in horse racing".