Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch
Considering that racing secretary Ted Martin is trying to wring some extra races out of the meet’s last three weeks, when there’s no competition from Emerald Downs, today’s card seems very competitive. Every horse has a good shot in the third race, the fourth race for Arabians is a dandy and the 10th matches some good up-and-comers.
Prosperous Smile is the chalk in the feature, but note that she’s meeting males and only has four lifetime wins. Conversely, Sir Tiger K. and Irish Turban have never been better. Artic Way deserves another chance in the sixth.
With 10 races, the automatic rolling Pick 3 will cost the bankroll an additional $8 bet.
Here are today’s selections:
FIRST: Wheel three picks plus GREAT PLAYER to STARSBORN in the $2 daily double ($8).
SECOND: $20 to win on STARSBORN.
FOURTH: $5 quinella baseball of three picks ($15).
SIXTH: $10 to win on ARTIC WAY and a $5 quinella pairing him with BY THE CROW.
EIGHTH: $10 to win on SIR TIGER K. and a $5 quinellas pairing him with IRISH TURBAN.
TENTH: $10 to win on SILKY SOXS and $1 trifectas boxing him, BE EXPLOSIVE, EXSPECIALLY and KING OF KOMEDY ($12).
Original bankroll: $2,000.
Sunday’s result: Lost $71.
Present bankroll: $1,863.40.