Saturday, May 21, 2011, is day 3 at Monmouth and the Preakness. So, let’s have some fun in both. For Monmouth’s very tough card I seek some inspiration from a favorite movie, The Sting (1973). Remember how Hooker and Gondorff make the sting on banker/gangster Doyle Lonnegan?
Doyle Lonnegan: I put it all on Lucky Dan; half a million dollars to win.
Kid Twist: To win? I said place! Place it on Lucky Dan! That horse is gonna run second today.
Thus, I am taking advice from Kid Twist and betting to place today. Let’s make a small play in the 50¢ Place Pick 6 that begins in race 4. Race 8 has already been taken off the turf and I have tried to predict the scratches. Total bet is $18: 6, 9, 11 with 1 with 8 with 1A (scratched), 2, 5 with 8, 10, 14 with 5 with 8. Let’s root for 1st and 2nd in the races where more then one horse has been selected and we will collect more than one winning ticket. Please check back tomorrow after scratches have been posted.
5:45 pm -Update- We have good news and bad news. We hit the Place Pick 6 TWICE and lost money. It paid $7.75 x 2 = $15.50, but we bet $18. It was fun, though. On to the Preakness. After 3 tries at the Place Pick 6 we are +$53.80, cashing in 2 out of 3.
7:45 pm -Update-How about Shackleford? Jesus Castanon slowed it down after the first quarter and they hung on to get the Woodlawn Vase! Remind me to tell you a great story about Castanon from when he was riding at Philadelphia Park.
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