Get-A-Hunch? Lately, it’s been more like Get-A-Clue. The selection of winners hasn’t slowed appreciably, but the art of passing up the winners and betting on the losers is nearing peak form. Saturday’s picks produced four wins and three seconds, but nary a winning ticket. On the grounds that there’s always tomorrow and, in this case, tomorrow is today, check out today’s co-featured eighth and ninth races. In the eighth, Angus Road, a former Spokane favorite, trounced Six Foot Six when they met in Yakima. Both must contend with Jacob Brown, who’s trying to become one of the track’s all-time claimers. The ninth brings out would-be stars, led by Way The Best, who’s been right there twice at Emerald Downs. Palermo Gray, a hard-knocker coming off a layoff, and Articulate, making a perilous drop in class, might be tons the best in the 10th and 11th races.
Here are today’s selections:
FIRST: $10 to win on LA CHISTOSA and $5 daily doubles combining her with WINNING PACE and HEELERS HOPE in the second race ($10).
THIRD: $30 to win on LOVELY ALICIANNE.
SIXTH: $10 to win on SHAD ROE DEE and $5 quinella combining him with SENSATIONAL KNIGHT.
EIGHTH: $20 to win on ANGUS ROAD and $5 quinellas combining him with SIX FOOT SIX, JACOB BROWN and MACCOOL JET ($15).
NINTH: $20 to win on WAY THE BEST.
ELEVENTH: $1 trifecta box of ARTICULATE, SAUCY SAM, J ME DAY and IM FREEZE DRIED ($24).
Original bankroll: $2,000.
Saturday’s result: Lost $86.
Present bankroll: $1,684.40. , DataTimes