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

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

Sunday, September 13, 2020


 I had a good day on the turf yesterday at Kentucky Downs. I handicapped the final five races of the day, all stakes races, then didn't watch a single one of them until Sunday morning. (Football, you know.)

I hit the .50 cent Pick 5 and, in one of those pleasant rarities, I got paid twice on in. Since I wasn't watching, I didn't realize that one of my picks in Race 11 got scratched (Bound For Nowhere) so, I got the post time favorite, who won! I'll accept the $516 with no hesitation. The humor in it is that, if I had been watching, I'd substituted one of my alternate horses, who ran third, and got paid only once.  

On the day, with scratches and such, I gave you 21 horses to consider in the five races. Out of those, I had five winners, three places and four shows. That's a not too shabby 57% " in the money" percentage. When you consider there were 15 "payable" spots to fill, I filled 12 of them for an impressive 80% success rate. 

Race 7 ended with Regal Glory hitting the wire first. He was the favorite, favorites were hitting a lot in the final five races, and paid $4.80 to win  with Jose Ortiz on board. 

Race 8 was easily taken by Got Stormy. One of the best filly and mare turf sprinters running, she paid $5.80 to win and Tyler Gaffalione was on board. That 6-1/2 furlong time of 1:15:41 is very impressive. 

Race 9 was a two-horse battle between Outadore and Fauci down the turf stretch and Outadore prevailed. You got $5.60 on the win here (as the second favorite) and Irad Ortiz, Jr. got the win in the saddle. 

Race 10 featured a battle between Arklow and Zulu Alpha most of the stretch and Arklow pulled away for the win. You got a $13.60 payout for the win in Race 10 and Florent Geroux picked up the "W". 

Race 11 was a battle, but, favorite Imprimis, nosed ahead in the final yards and got to the wire first. At 2-1, you got $8.00 for the win and Irad Ortiz, Jr got his second stakes win of the day and fourth win for the card. 

The Pick 5 paid $258. If you went for the Pick 4, you were rewarded with $158 on the .50 venture.

We'll see ya next week!


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