Results, Santa Anita Wednesday Race 5 — lost $350

Getting up by a nose in the last jump, jockey Jose Valdivia timed it right wth #7 Mossad

Getting up by a nose in the last jump, jockey Jose Valdivia timed it right wth #7 Mossad

In here, #10 Kaffeinator was way over bet to 8-to-5, as he was showing the four highest Beyer Speed Figures in the race and money magnet Garrett Gomez was aboard. Because Kaffeinator was pounded, I shopped elsewhere. 

Six of nine horses were coming off recent long layoffs, and I saw this race as wide open. So there was no way I was betting second-place finisher #2 Pacific Halo at 7-to-2 or #3 Voodoo’s Run at 4-to-1.  I ended up playing small wagers on extreme long shots: I took $150 on #6 Mr. Rancho Vista at 19-to-1, and $100 on both #1 Sailboat Sam at 15-to-1 and #4 Unusual Justin at 18-to-1.

Of course, you could say those three were dead on the board and had no shot at all, but I think the strategy was sound as I was close to betting the eventual winner #7 Mossad if he blinked to 6-to1. But unfortunately he remained at 5-to-1.

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1 1 Sailboat Sam (CA) Solis A Hendricks D 15.80 4
2 2 Pacific Halo (KY) Rosario J Periban J 3.70 2
3 3 Voodoo’s Run (KY) Baze M Polanco M 4.30 3
4 4 Unusual Justin (CA) Nakatani C Abrams B 18.60 7
5 5 Maria’s Cat (CA) Sutherland C Eurton P 59.50 9
6 6 Mr. Rancho Vista (KY) Bejarano R Hollendorfer J 19.70 8
7 7 Mossad (KY) Valdivia, Jr. J Puype M 5.00 1
8 8 No Thinkin Allowed (CA) Gryder A Becerra R 25.30 5
10 9 Kaffeinator (FL) Gomez G Sadler J 1.40 6
SCR Twisted Lyric (KY) Talamo J Ellis R
Pgm Win Place Show
7 $12.00 $6.60 $4.20
2 $5.00 $3.20
3 $3.20
Exotic Payoffs
$1.00 Exacta paid $30.80 (7-2)
$1.00 Pick 3 paid $170.20 (4-1-7)
$1.00 Superfecta paid $791.20 (7-2-3-1)
$1.00 Trifecta paid $120.00 (7-2-3)
$2.00 Daily Double paid $55.00 (1-7)

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