After the racing fest of the previous week, last Saturday seemed like, "handicapping light." With 15 races covered, Pope Jude listed seven winners. Hitting a nice exacta box for $72 a copy in the 7th at Gulfstream Park, the first race covered on the sheet, had us playing with house money all day. Word was obviously out on Donworth later in the afternoon at Hallandale. The 8-1 morning line was just too juicy and the $5.20 win price was not. Lone Trader, in the Gulfstream nightcap went off at 72-1 and nearly pulled it off, but some clever 50-cent trifecta wagering with 8-1 Farz was more than enough for cocktails, a very nice dinner and an excellent bottle of wine.
This coming Saturday looks like another crazy betfest and for the first time in a while, we'll have a sheet for Sunday, with the Sunland Derby and undercard on tap.