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Prayer For Relief Controls Tempo in Super Derby

Prayer For Relief
Prayer For Relief broke on top and never looked back in Saturday's Grade 2 Super Derby from Louisiana Downs.

The latch sprung open and Rafael Bejarano put Prayer For Relief on the lead through tepid splits of :24.48, :50.31, and 1:15.49. Trubs, Mr. Woodrow, and Mesitersinger chased the leader before tailing off after six panels.

The Bob Baffert trainee was in complete control throughout and comfortably won his third consecutive graded event. He stopped the clock in 1:52.29 and paid $4.40 to win.

Awesome Bet and Populist Politics rallied as a team with the former grabbing the place by a nose. Alternation completed the superfecta and was followed by Mr. Woodrow, Malibu Glow, Trubs, Meistersinger, and G. W.'s d'Oro. 

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I am sick to stomach today. I capped the 10th and 11th race to perfection and only cashed place and show bets in each. I was stuck at my tile store until late and had to rush to the track but I did my handicapping at home so I had a value plan for the 10th on #7 Gung Ho who's workouts suggested he was on the improve and was a much better value than his 12/1 M/L suggested. The betting public agreed and knocked him down to 9/2. But my choice as the A+ horse was #8 Top Cat Boogie who was 5/1 M/L and going off at 12/1 when I got to the track. Was the public reading the same program. 12/1 on the high speed figure and my top contender!! I went to mattresses on him and keyed him on top. $20 win/place 5 times $1 perfecta 8w1,7,9,11 ran 10 times(I hate paying taxes for handicapping good) .50 tri 8 w1,7,9,11 ran 10 times and .10 super 8w1,7,9,11 ran 10 times. If you watched the race my horse (Gung Ho) who I was driving down to bet won by a nose in a photo finish over my key horse. Had I called in my bet i would have won $1,180 on win $680 on place $627 perfecta $2,403 tri and $2,559 super. Instead I keyed the 8 and not the 7,8 w 1,7,8,9,11 and only cashed a $502 place bet. Alright I'm pretty sick at the moment but I had capped the 11th and had a small profit in my pocket and I loved #9 Awsome Bet in the next race. To make things better I loved #4 Populist Politics also. And when I saw those odds of #9 12/1 and #4 20/1 I said self were going to make some money on this race. I figured the #1 and #5 (who I thought would have a regression coming off a best speed figure)would get in a speed dual and the 4 & 9 woul d come running late. Furthermore what's not to like about the #6 Alteration who was up against it in this one but I liked to come in 2nd,3rd or 4th. I wasn't going to make the same mistake this time $20 win/place on the 4,9 5 times 4,9 w 4,5,6,9 perfecta, trifecta and super same bets as previous race. The race went down like this... The #5 got the lead as expected but the #1 didn't get out of the gate my 4,9 had nice position but when I saw a .50 1/2 mile I knew I might be up against it but my horses came charging late and briefky took the lead but the #5 had to much left in the tank a won by a 1/2 length. I tasted throw up in my mouth. Why do I not box when I only like 4 horses in the race. In fact the #5 was such an obvious choice how could I not play a defense per tri super keying the #5 if the pace didn't set up. I cashed a $460 place bet. Salt on the wound when #4 PP paid $9.20 to show. I'm sick. The money I should have made and just figure how close I was twice in a row to making I would estimate around $15K a race had my horse got that length or nose. Thanks for listening my girl says atleast you didn't lose but I feel awful and lost my pride. And like in tennis they were unforced errors because I know better. If you need a winner don't ask me but if your looking for a good place or show horse I'm your guy.

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