Hey all! What an interesting first day that was, with an embarrassingly speed-favoring main early on and some very classy winners all around, as it should be (the latter half of that sentence, anyway!). I had a late pick 4 ticket where I had 3 of 4 winners… losing of course on the Dirt Mile, which scared me the most… I stupidly left out Goldencents, even though I’ve been calling him a miler since he was a juvenile! The live WPS bet on Testa Rossi [FR] made me feel a wee bit better, but I made it when she was 25-1 and she drifted down to 10-1 at post time. Ah, the pain! In Spongebob narrator voice: “Tomorrow for sure.” I am proud to say that unlike some TV handicappers, I actually play who I say I like!
We have a whopping 15 players this time to the Breeders’ Cup Handicapping Challenge, and here are the money earners for Friday, all based on actual payouts of $2 Win/Place/Show bets:
- Snowbegantofall: $55.20
- *tie* Thoughtsonracinglifeandmore/Life-in-dreaming: $54.20
- Behindthecounterinasmalltown: $37.60
- Host (me): $33.60
- Webuiltthepyramids: $29
- *tie* Horseracingfever, Nicoledowland, Le-pamplemousse: $24.40
- Classic-like-a-penguin: $24.20
- Exactagirl: $18.60
- Spottedrainbow: $17.80
- Jumpsandbumps: $11
- Palimpsation: $7
- Abodemeistro: $4.60
- Taylorswest: $2.40
Buyer beware, things can change a lot from here on out. There are a LOT more races tomorrow! Submit your Saturday picks if you haven’t already!