She's a Handicapper now..and I'm saying "Champagne, Anyone?"

She's a Handicapper now..and I'm saying "Champagne, Anyone?"

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Saturday 2/28/20 results from Gulfstream

It was a winning day in the Pick 4 play for the Gulfstream Fountain of Youth selections. I identified the four winners in Races 11-14, lined them out for you and we cashed.  It wasn't much of a profit, the wager cost $80, after a scratch in the feature race, but it returned $110.85.

Interesting that Chance It chose not to "chance it" in the Fountain of Youth and scratched for the Tampa Bay Derby next week. I wonder if the pace scenario that was expected in this race (that came to fruition) made the owner and trainer decide that the west coast of Florida might be a better fit for this Derby hopeful. 

All in all, 15 of our runners left the gate and seven of them returned a payout. Four winners, one second and two thirds. A little less than 50% in the money. 

Prices weren't too huge on the win payout, but that'll happen sometimes. As the late Scott Harris used to say, we can pick winners, but we can't pick what we want paid out to us. 

Somebeyay proved best in the 11th race, Mr Freeze chilled the rest of the field in the 12th., Zulu Alpha romped in the 13th. and Johnny Velazquez went to the lead and never looked back in the 13th, the Fountain of Youth, on Ete Indian.  

Ete Indian won convincingly but the question still remains, has he improved enough to beat Tiz the Law, who got him in the Holy Bull?  Going wire-to-wire in the Kentucky Derby to win rarely happens. Still, a solid win by a veteran, Hall of Fame jockey. It was the call on a bright day in Hallandale, FL. yesterday.

We'll see how Ete Indian's front running style holds up on the first Saturday in May. I'm not convinced it'll work, but, it's not like I've hit every Derby with the winner, you know. my list of 'also rans" at the 1-1/4th mile Churchill leg of the Triple Crown is quite long....


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