The money kept pouring in on #14 Classic Demand, and there was only one reason why.
The morning line maker installed this 5-year-old maiden at 12-to-1 and who could blame him. Classic Demand had only raced one time, which was in March 2008, and she didn’t run badly that day, but her 60 Beyer Speed Figure didn’t impress anybody either.
Furthermore, her workouts leading up to this race were at regular intervals, but they were slow, slow, slow.
There was only reason anybody would put their hard-earned money on a horse like this: Peter Eurton.
Eurton, who has won with six of his last 13 starters or 46 percent, is turning whatever he touches into gold these days.
At post time, when the bell rang and the gates sprang open, Classic Demand was bet to 5-to-1 and she almost pulled off the upset. But she couldn’t stay with #7 No Guessing in the stretch. Classic Demand, however, did finished second, 1-3/4 lengths ahead of third-place finisher, Connie the Queen.
I ended up betting $150 on both #9 Sally Says So and #14 Classic Demand, and another $100 on #12 Happyinexcess. I was closely watching the odds on #7 No Guessing, but I needed 4-to-1 and she ended up at 7-to-2.
To watch a replay of this race, go to calracing.com.