Reviewing our Delaware, Ohio, fair coverage for bettors over the four days first brought to my attention the fact that seven horses we mentioned as contenders broke stride at the start or during a race. That is a lot of chances gone asunder (percentages appear below).
If you used any of our suggestions in the win column—in price order—you cashed on:
Supreme Day, $8.40
Future Night Train, $5.60
I Luv The Nitelife, $3.20
Our seconds included:
Jerseylicious, $5.40, $3.80
Crown Time Keeper, $5.00, $5.00
Coffeecake Hanover, $3.20
Our thirds included:
Emeritus Maximus, $5.00
Wake Up Peter, $3.80
Sailer Eddie, $3.60
Milliron Pete, $2.60
So, of the 30 horses we suggested, 46 percent were legitimate contenders (23 percent broke) and made it on the board. We hope they helped you with exotics. For instance, the highest priced winner, if played with the race favorite in a perfecta, paid $48.20. The Jugette first elim heat perfecta paid $9.60.
Considering the excessive low-priced winners through the four days, most of the place and show prices were not bad.
Actually, we were surprised at three of the win prices because we had to assume, far before post time, that the second three highest paying winners on the top list would go off higher.
As for the Little Brown Jug itself, congratulations to the connections of Vegas Vacation, whose two heats were as strong as everyone thought they would be before the races (the consensus for winning the event went to that gelding).
We hope you had a successful wagering experience, which of course for us means we hope you made a profit, and we hope you were able to use our suggestions to create some strong plays.
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