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Knapp is the Hundred Dollar Man

Just call Steve Knapp the Hundred Dollar Man.

Knapp has not been a high percentage trainer in recent seasons, even though he was the leader at the 2005 Oak Tree meet with 16 wins, but his return on investment on a $2 win wager shows a profit this year.

The 56-year-old Chino Hills resident lit up the tote board at Betfair Hollywood Park on closing day last Sunday when he saddled Lia Juliana to a $100.40 victory under jockey Orlando Mujica. In a 12-year career, it was the fifth Knapp-trained winner that paid at least $100.

The others were Dozy Doaks, ridden by Victor Espinoza, $103.40; El Nadia, $111, with Tyler Baze up; Magic Rooy, $102, ridden by Kerwin John; and Peace Pledge, $165 under Joel Rosario.

Here’s a sampling of other Knapp winners that have lit up the tote board, with payoffs rounded off to the nearest dollar: Jungle Girl, $75 and again at $47; Taffy Boy, $47; Lady Memo, $46; Playful Blint, $43; Tricky Vivana, $58; Easy on the Eye, $74; Magic Mamma, $72; My Dark Vada, $83; Stylish Account, $46; Genie Magic, $51; Icantgoforthat, $46; Prison Caper, $59; Verkada, $52; Hooton Newton, $63; and Talking to John, $54.

According to statistics provided by Daily Racing Form’s Brad Free, Knapp’s ROI thus far in 2012 is $2.23 for each $2 win bet. His career total, however, shows a flat bet loss at $1.55.

“I run a lot of horses and that eats up your percentages,” Knapp said. “When I won the Oak Tree title, I had many favorites that won because I had horses then. The economy hurt us.”

 

 

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