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Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

There is talk that Chippewa Warrior, the highweight and favorite in today’s City of Spokane Handicap, is becoming a serious racehorse.

In some minds, he’s already the horse to beat in Spokane Derby. He’s a very capable sprinter; his sire, Taj Alriyadh, has thrown a disproportionate number of good horses, and he sure looks best today.

The right horses in the wrong order, in the twin trifecta and the trifecta, kept Friday from being a banner night.

Here are today’s selections:

FIRST: $10 to win on PRETTY PESISTENT. Parlay any winnings to MONSIER FRIJOLES in the fifth. $10 quinellas pairing PRETTY PESISTENT with RUNAWAY MACK and EMMETTS LEATHERS ($20).

FIFTH: $10 to win on MONSIER FRIJOLES and $5 quinellas pairing him with FLEET TRIAD, SIR TIGER K. and CAMPBELLS HOPE ($15).

SIXTH: $10 to win on HOLD THE TEMPO.

SEVENTH: $2 twin trifictas coupling IMASAFECRACKER TWO with every combination of SENIOR HOUSE, MASTER SHANE and ARBITROG twice ($24). Exchange to REGAL REDEMPTION paired to NORTH TEA and VON HUMBOLDT both ways.

Original bankroll: $2,000.

Friday’s result: Lost $2.

Present bankroll: $1,971.80.