Another "oh,so close, but no cigar" day for me in handicapping the late Pick 4 at Churchill Downs. I gave you 16 horses I thought would run well Saturday and had three winners, three seconds and three thirds in Races 8-11. That's a 56% "in the money" percentage. Out of the 12 "payable" spots -- I Filled nine, for 75% success,
RACE 8 -- CENTER AISLE got the win (6/5) pretty easily with Joel Rosario riding for Paulo Lobo. I had her, second place MISS MOSAIC and third place SUN PATH. A good start to the sequence.
RACE 9 -- This one was the wrecker. TULANE TRYST launched a late stretch drive (2-1) to catch and pass my top pick COOL QUEST right at the wire. Churchill favorite jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr sunk my Pick 4 for Charlie DeVaux. So close...
RACE 10 -- In the Chilukki Stakes, OBLIGATORY (3/2) got the win for Joel Rosario and Billy Mott. I had her, MALERA for second and MISS BIGLY for show.
RACE 11 -- DAME JOVIALE broke her maiden in the final (6-1) with James Graham in the saddle and George Arnold training. I had her, along with TAKE A STAND for second
The Pick 4 paid $95.65 on the .50 cent wager.
A Big stakes card at Churchill next Saturday and we'll give it a go