The Delaware, Ohio meeting that concludes with The Little Brown Jug is about to launch and bettors everywhere should be gnawing at the bit for the afternoon action that is ahead.
Certainly the main events—the Jugette and “Jug”—are highlights, but smart bettors are aware that a full menu of wagering opportunities is available from this Sunday through next Thursday.
The other stakes adorning the final two days demand the attention of wagering profit seekers. The Buckette, on Wednesday, offers some serious filly trotters, especially some that have been racing with the top tier of the division, to shine; and by shine I mean pay well to backers.
On Jug day the program is packed with co-stars to the glamour-boy pacing heats in America’s Pace. The Old Oaken Bucket, the Wikbak Pace, the Miss Versatility final, the Signature Series Pace final and the Open Trot need to be addressed as potential plays.
Throughout the week players should also approach the state-bred championships because here some huge overlays will be sitting in waiting to upset a public choice or contribute to a strong exotic.
The filler is fabulous, as well. There are overnights with delicious potential, offering second and third and even fourth public choices at bargain prices. The conditioned trots on Monday and the paces on Tuesday present great openings for exotic play, whether keying obvious choices or beating the chalk and chalking up some hefty payoffs.
There are a few cogent reasons for the Delaware meet to prompt bettors to dig into their bankroll.
Foremost, the meet attracts many non-savvy players, a crowd that contributes dollars to the pools with far less on their minds but cashing a ticket between food and beverage. It is part of the fair fun and a great time to be had but big numbers of common bettors are the stuff that can produce great profits from those with only profits on their minds. Off-site, via ADWs, more casual wagers will flow through the system, complementing many overlays.
The best reason, though, for all players is that there are no “slam dunks” in any of the races. The speedy and sometimes bias four-turn races on Jug week are well-endowed with competition. The balance of talent in these races is remarkable and allows for numerous chances to score. A player with the patience to choose and wager as late as possible will find treasure on the track.
So don’t wander far from a betting window this week if you love to play and profit from harness racing. It’s Jug Week; let the wagering begin.
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