Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 64 - Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bit of a rush today, so here is the Place Pick 6 for $36: 2,7,8,11 with 1,6 with 7 with 1,2,8 with 3,6,9 with 3. Excuse the last minute change in the first leg, I had a scratched horse the 12 picked. I went four deep in the first leg, but still don't feel very confident.

UPDATE - So much for the lack of confidence in the first leg, the 2,7,8,11 picks boxed turned out to produce the exacta ($30), trifecta ($93), and superfecta ($489).
In leg 2, race 5, our picks produced an exacta ($20). In leg 3, race 6, the #7 stood in the gate for a full two seconds after the break, got about 20 lengths behind, yet still managed to rally and hang on for the place spot. In leg 4, race 7, we hit another exacta ($60) so now we would have EIGHT winning tickets. We stay alive in the fifth leg. ARRRGGHH! In race 9, the finale leg, our single finished third.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Rapid Redux evening. There were some interesting people on TWITTER tweeting about the race. Win #18 was an awesome performance by RR. He got challenged on the lead early in the race and put that horse away. That appeared to have taken nothing out of RR because when Smiling Jordan came with his run on the last turn RR just turned on the speed again. Rapid Redux destroyed that horse and went on to win by 6 lengths. After the win RR was strutting and showing off, as if to say, 'Really, you dare to challenge me?'

I heard Dave Grening of the Daily Racing Form suggest that there should be a race carded on a Breeders Cup card for Rapid Redux's next start. What a terrific idea, this winning streak is a great story and should be highlighted. Win number 19 would tie the streaks of the New Mexico phenom Pepper's Pride and Zenyatta. The connections of Rapid Redux want to get win number 20 before January 1.

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