Expected rain never materialized at Arlington Park. Turf remains firm. No change to wagers.
That was my mistake, Tony, and it has been corrected. Because so many other tracks offer the $.50 Trifecta wager, I had forgotten for a moment that Santa Anita does not.
Great analysis, Jarrod. I think you are spot on. #3 is a solid win choice here. Best of luck to you.
6,1,7,9 for a paltry pay off of $238 on the $.50 Superfecta. Total wager was $162 ($.50 Superfecta and $.50 Trifecta)
Your mom has to be very proud of you, Jarrod. I am voting early and often!
The current seating at Del Mar can accommodate about 40,000 people. No question that temporary seating would have to be added to handle a BC crowd. Likely areas for temporary bleacher seating would include the top the stretch and the infield. Large multi-deck ships lined up along Del Mar's Dog Beach may be another option!
Super video, Tony! Great insights on the Pletcher babies. Was that Brian Zipse in the background with the rake?
D. Wayne Lukas understands what it takes to win this race and you know Titletown Five and Oxbow are do ensure a swift pace to set it up for the best of the Lukas trio, Will Take Charge, a horse with the right energy distribution profile as you pointed out in your blog. However, they are all chasing Orb and his nearest rival in the Preakness, Mylute.
Nice narrowly focused winning wager, Jarrod!
If you go back and check out the results charts Sunland Derby Day (3/24) you'll see just how ridiculously fast the track was that day. In the first race, a MSW affair, the winner finished the 6 furlong test in 1:08! Later in the card, at 6.5 furlongs the race was completed in an unbelieveable 1:13 2/5. All speed figure producers (Beyer, BRIS, etc) correctly adjusted their pace and speed figures to account for the very speedy variant that day.
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