Belmont Park full card analysis for Saturday (6-10-17)
By Jarrod Horak (horseracingnation.com, pick6blog.com, therunawayhorse.com)
Weather: Partly Cloudy. High 81. Best Bets (races 4, 6, 10, 11)
BEL Pick 5, Early Pick 4, Pick 6, Grand Slam, and Late Pick 4 Tickets included below
HIGHLIGHTS (Results Based on $2 Payoffs):
BEL 1 Thebigfundamental/Hammerin Aamer Exacta ($38.60)
BEL 2 West Coast/You’re to Blame Exacta ($19.20)
BEL 5 SONGBIRD ($2.70), Exacta ($11.40)
Double (Races 4-5, $9.30)
BEL 8 Antonoe/Sassy Little Lila/Dickinson Trifecta ($293.00)
BEL 11 TAPWRIT (Best Bet #4, $12.60), Exacta ($45.20), Trifecta ($624.00), Superfecta ($4.486.00)
BEL 13 Do Share/Rivero Echo Exacta ($115.00)
BEL 1 (Alw-1x, 8.5f) #2 HAMMERIN AAMER (6-1) owns an ascending numbers pattern and really kicked it up a notch in back-to-back flat mile wins at LRL Jan 13 (Mcl-40k, 113 CPR) and BEL May 4 (131 CPR, show finisher next-out winner). This is the best field the improving sophomore colt has faced and he may be up to the task again under Castellano. #7 Thebigfundamental (5-2) set a controlled tempo and scampered away from local maidens at this course/distance April 28 (98 FIRE + 153 CPR). Pletcher’s late starting 4-year-old clearly has talent and looks like the one to catch under Johnny V and this race is over if he duplicates his last number. #1 Vincento (7-2) earned improved Pace Ratings (156, 126, 120) in his last three and reconnects with winning rider Ortiz Jr. A ground saving tactical trip is expected. #3 Nigel’s Destiny (4-1) dons the hood and enters in decent form (131 CPR April 8) but the 6-year-old gelding has been stuck at this level for quite some time. THE PLAYS: #2 to win, Exacta Box 2-7, Exacta 2-7/1-3, 50 cent Pick 5: 2-7/7-9/3-4-5/3-6-7-8/5 ($24)
BEL 2 (Easy Goer, 8.5f) #9 OUTPLAY (3-1) is getting better all the time for Pletcher (102 FIRE + 153 CPR May 6). Today’s rider Johnny V was aboard for his April 8 romp at the Big A and he should be forwardly placed. #7 West Coast (5-2) fired Exacta shots in all four outings and earned his best number yet in an okay score as the heavy favorite vs. older two turn Optional Claiming foes at SA May 20 (92 FIRE + 134 CPR). He fired at SA bullet for this June 4 and Baffert is a profitable 33% with shippers. #8 You’re to Blame (4-1) is tough to gauge for Brown. He competed in the negative G2 Remsen last fall but his final numbers this year are better and he caught a wet track in the G2 Pat Day Mile May 6. #3 Wicked Macho (8-1) chose this over a local NY-bred allowance event on June 9. He wired a next out winner in his extended sprint wet track bow at CD May 6 and drilled a bullet for this June 1. THE PLAYS: #9 to win, Quinella 7-9, Exacta 7-9/3-8, 50 cent Pick 4: 3-7-8-9/3-4-5/3-6-7-8/5 ($24)
BEL 3 (G2 Brooklyn, 12f) #3 SUNNY RIDGE (10-1) won a couple of stakes races on the inner dirt at AQU earlier this year on Jan 14 (152 Final) and March 12 (142 Final). He caught a wet track in the CT Classic (0-for-5 on wet dirt) but is 5-for-9 on fast dirt and looks like a solid tactical threat if he handles the marathon distance. He shows a couple of wins off similar short layoffs and drilled a training track bullet for this May 22. #5 Tu Brutus (2-1) has only lost once on dirt and that was a place finish in the G3 Excelsior in his needed US bow. He easily went all the way in the local Flat Out at 11f May 7 (179 Pace + 144 Final) and might not look back under Ortiz Jr. #4 Send it In (7-5) won three stakes races at the Big A including the aforementioned Excelsior. THE PLAYS: #3 to win, Exacta 3/4-5, Exacta 4-5/3
BEL 4 (G1 Acorn, 8f) #8 SALTY (4-1) had a rough trip from post 14 in the Kentucky Oaks (5th by 4 lengths, 138 Final) and this distance looks just about right. She got a 144 Final in the G2 GP Oaks April 1 and ran well in both sprints. #7 Sweet Loretta (5-2) is 4-for-5 (unbeaten around one turn) and earned her best number in her winning 3-year-old bow in the G3 Beaumont April 9 (140 Final). #3 Abel Tasman (2-1) added blinkers and got plenty of pace help as my top in her 9-1 upset in the Kentucky Oaks (150 Final). This distance might be too sharp and she probably won’t get the same favorable setup today. #6 Tequilita (12-1) also exits the Ky Oaks (7th by 9+ lengths) and should appreciate getting back around one turn. Her sprint numbers were moving the right way each time (135 Final G2 Forward Gal Feb 4) and improvement stopped in her last two routes. THE PLAYS: #8 to win, Quinella 7-8, Trifecta 3-7-8/3-7-8/6
BEL 5 (G1 Ogden Phipps, 8.5f) #5 SONGBIRD (1-2) looks like a complete standout (6-for-6 at 8.5f). She sports the best numbers and looks like the controlling speed. Her lone career setback in twelve outings was a nose defeat in the G1 BC Distaff last fall and this is her first start since. #2 Paid Up Subscriber (8-1) switches to Castellano (46% w/Brown) and might move forward on a fast track 3rd off the shelf. She rallied to finish an encouraging 3rd in the G1 Madison April 8 (final 1/4 in 23.9) before finishing a troubled 4th as the even money favorite in the G1 La Troienne on a sloppy track May 5. THE PLAYS: Exacta 5-2, Trifecta 5/ALL/2
BEL 6 (G3 Jaipur, 6T) #4 GREEN MASK (7-2) is a sharp tactical threat and he kicked his last two Final Ratings up a notch (150, 149). Castellano (5-for-6 w/Cox) got to know him in the G3 Turf Sprint at CD May 5. #2 Disco Partner (6-1) is sharp and almost caught stablemate #3 Pure Sensation (3-1) in this event last year. The former exits a sharp win in the Elusive Quality (150 Final) and the latter is 2-for-2 in local 6f stakes races on firm turf (146 Final, 144 Final). #10 Stormy Liberal (5-1) has been on a big roll on the downhill turf course at SA (4-for-4 in 2017) and his recent Final Ratings match up well in this spot. Can he run his typical sharp race on the road? #1 Loose On the Town (8-1) figures to hustle from the rail in a race without much early zip. He went all the way in his last two turf sprints but Castellano abandons for Green Mask. Leparoux takes over for Lynch (6-for-18 at BEL) and he received a 158 Pace Rating May 11. THE PLAYS: #4 to win, Trifecta 2-3-4/1-2-3-4-10/1-2-3-4-10, $2 Pick 6: 2-3-4/8-10/1-2/2-5/1-4/2 ($96)
BEL 7 (G2 Woody Stephens, 7f) #10 LONG HAUL BAY (5-1) is 2-for-2 for Brown and earned an 87 FIRE + 140 CPR in the G3 Bay Shore. The Brown trainee has the most upside. #8 American Anthem (5-2) turned back and got back on the beam in the G3 Laz Barrera May 13 (100 FIRE + 136 CPR). He fired a SA bullet for this May 31 and Smith/Baffert are 4-for-4 together recently. #4 Gold for the King (15-1) is a sharp NY-bred facing much tougher but is 3-for-3 in fast track sprints (2 wins under Ortiz) and earned big numbers in his April 23 return (100 FIRE + 161 CPR). #11 Petrov (8-1) was on the Derby trail but ran out of steam as distances increased (lost ground in stretch all four routes). He appears best up to a mile and might bounce back at this shorter trip. #7 Wild Shot (4-1) jumped up and earned a 105 FIRE + 145 CPR in the G2 Pat Day Mile May 6 (CD wet fast) but his fast track numbers do not come close to that effort. Let’s see if he can run the same race on a fast track at a different venue while running a furlong shorter. #3 Recruiting Ready (6-1) is sharp and fast but 7f might be too far. THE PLAYS: #10 to win, Trifecta 8-10/4-8-10-11/3-4-7-8-10-11, $1 Grand Slam 8-10/1-2/2-5-8-9/4 ($16), $1 Grand Slam 8/1-2-7/5-9/1 ($6)
BEL 8 (G1 Just a Game, 8T) #1 DICKINSON (5-2) won her last three graded turf routes and is 2-for-2 at this trip. She flew home in the G1 Jenny Wiley (22.6) and might get the jump on #2 Roca Rojo (9-5). The latter is always in the mix for Brown and is 3-for-3 at BEL. She was much closer to the pace under Geroux in the G2 Distaff Turf Mile and it was nice to see aggressive handling that day. #7 Antonoe (8-1) rocketed across the line to complete her final 1/4 in 22.1 in her winning US bow at KEE April 14 (Alw-2x). She faces much tougher but might be up to the task and you get Castellano/Brown at a price. #5 Celestine (3-1) is 3-for-3 at BEL and 6-for-8 at 8f but got away with soft splits in both wire jobs this year. #6 Sassy Little Lila (8-1) figures to join Celestine up front and that scenario might set the table for the two favorites. THE PLAYS: #1 to win, Exacta Box 1-2, Trifecta 1-2-7/1-2-5-6-7/1-2-7, 50 cent Pick 4: 1-2-7/2-5-8-9/1-4/2-4-7-12 ($48)
BEL 9 (G1 Met Mile, 8f) #2 RALLY CRY (5-1) likes this oval and earned two of his best numbers this year (146, 143). He was 3rd in the Easy Goer as a sophomore on the Belmont Stakes undercard last year and seems like an improved animal in 2017. An inner tactical trip is expected and there is not a ton of pace in the paper race. #5 Sharp Azteca (7-2) is 4-for-5 at this distance with his lone setback a show finish (beaten 1 length) in the Godolphin Mile at Meydan March 25. He earned 150+ Final Ratings in his last three US starts, runs well fresh, and figures in the hunt throughout. #9 Mor Spirit (5-2) is sharp and owns as ascending numbers pattern (150+ Final Ratings last two). He is 2-for-2 at 8f but this one turn configuration might give him trouble. #8 Tom’s Ready (15-1) performed well in a rallying show finish from post 13 off a layoff May 6 (143 Final). He is best as a late runner around one turn and won the G2 Woody Stephens on the Belmont Stakes undercard last year (144 Final). #12 Awesome Slew (6-1) was just in front of Tom’s Ready at CD last time and he is sharp, fits on numbers, and drilled a bullet for this June 2. #6 Mohaymen (20-1) is trying to get his career going again after losing five straight. He won his first five races, probably needed his last, and is training lights out for this. #10 Virtual Machine (30-1) has been outstanding since moving to the Cannizzo barn (146 Final May 6) and might spice up the exotics. #11 Tommy Macho (10-1) sports a couple of graded wins at this distance off a layoff and can compete with these on his best day for Pletcher. THE PLAYS: #2 to win, Exacta 2-5-9/8, Trifecta 2-5/2-5-8-9/2-5-6-8-9-10-11-12
BEL 10 (G1 Manhattan, 10f inner turf) #4 TIME TEST (5-1) missed by a nose as the favorite in his US bow on yielding ground. He is 3-for-4 at this distance and his best overseas races were on good ground. #1 Beach Patrol (4-1) landed the place in his last four graded turf starts at 9f. His last win was the G1 Secretariat at 10f and he figures in the hunt throughout from the rail. #3 World Approval (3-1) won the G2 Dixie three weeks ago at PIM (105 FIRE + 164 CPR) but is 0-for-3 at BEL and 0-for-2 at 10f. #7 Divisidero (4-1) beat Beach Patrol in the G1 Turf Classic at CD May 6 (100 FIRE + 156 CPR) but he did the same thing in 2016 prior to shipping to BEL and finishing 5th in the Manhattan. He is 0-for-2 at 10f. #2 Wake Forest (8-1) is Brown’s third entrant and he is 4-for-8 at 10f. Castellano jumps over to Time Test. THE PLAYS: #4 to win, Exacta Box 1-4, Trifecta 1-4/1-2-3-4-7/1-2-3-4-7, 50 cent Pick 4: 1-4/2-4-7-12/1-2-3-11/5-6-10 ($48)
BEL 11 (G1 Belmont Stakes, 12f) – see analysis below
Belmont Stakes Field (in post position order, with comments)
#1 Twisted Tom (20-1) – Biggest strength is Castellano.
#2 Tapwrit (6-1) – Reminds me of Destin.
#3 Gormley (8-1) – Twelve furlongs seems too long.
#4 J Boys Echo (15-1) – Interesting exotics contender.
#5 Hollywood Handsome (30-1) – Improving but in too deep.
#6 Lookin At Lee (5-1) – Fourth race in eight weeks.
#7 Irish War Cry (7-2-1) – Probably wins or finishes up the track.
#8 Senior Investment (12-1) – Deep closers usually struggle in Belmont.
#9 Meantime (15-1) – Can a son of Shackleford get 12f?
#10 Multiplier (215-1) – Illinois Derby winner adds blinkers.
#11 Epicharis (4-1) – Belmont week foot problems a major concern.
#12 Patch (12-1) – One-eyed wonder draws outside again.
Belmont Stakes Pedigree Analysis
#12 PATCH’s sire Union Rags won the Belmont Stakes in 2012 and his dam sire A. P. Indy won the Belmont Stakes in 1992.
#2 TAPWRIT’s sire Tapit was once considered a prolific stallion up to nine furlongs, but sustained success at stud brought bigger and better mares his way. In 2014, his son Tonalist captured the Belmont Stakes. His son Frosted was 2nd to American Pharoah in 2015. He had Creator and Lani run 1-3 for him in 2016.
#11 EPICHARIS has a field-best Average Winning Distance of 7.9 furlongs for sire Gold Allure (Sunday Silence) and an AWD of 8.7 furlongs for dam sire Carnegie. The Japanese invader is certainly bred to get the trip.
#4 J BOYS ECHO should get stamina from his sire Mineshaft, a son of Belmont Stakes hero A. P. Indy.
Curlin was 2nd in the 2007 Belmont Stakes and sired 2013 Belmont Stakes hero Palace Malice. He is represented by morning line favorite #7 IRISH WAR CRY this year.
From the Tapit sire line, Hollywood Handsome is a son of Tapizar.
From the A. P. Indy sire line, Gormley is a son of Malibu Moon. Senior Investment is a son of Discreetly Mine (Mineshaft).
Speed Figures: BRIS + TRD
According to the BRIS numbers, #9 MEANTIME owns the best last race number (105) in the slop at BEL (Peter Pan).
#7 IRISH WAR CRY got a pair of 102‘s in the Wood Memorial and Holy Bull and a 100 in the Marylander. He is the only runner with multiple triple digit numbers and is the fastest overall runner.
#2 TAPWRIT got a 101 in the TB Derby and might be ready to circle back to that number.
#4 J BOYS ECHO got a 104 in the G3 Gotham on the inner dirt at AQU and might get closer to that number today.
#10 MULTIPLIER got a 104 in the Illinois Derby but his other numbers are quite a bit lower.
#3 GORMLEY got a 102 on a wet track in the Sham.
#12 PATCH got a 101 in his flat mile maiden win at GP on Feb 18. He has plenty of room to improve.
Looking at the TRD numbers, #7 IRISH WAR CRY got a 152 Final Rating in the Wood (104 FIRE) and a 153 Final in the Holy Bull. He is a likely winner if he runs his best race and stays the trip but that is not a certainty.
#6 LOOKIN AT LEE received a 152 Final Rating in the Kentucky Derby. His other numbers are much lower.
#1 TWISTED TOM earned a 147 Final in the Tesio on a sloppy track but his other numbers do not come close.
#2 TAPWRIT got a 146 Final in the TB Derby and a 140 in the Pulpit. That was part of a nice winter progression but he regressed in the Blue Grass + Ky Derby. He also earned a 146 Pace Rating in the TB Derby and a balanced attack like that would work well at a mile and a half.
#9 MEANTIME received a 146 in the Peter Pan and a 136 in his romping maiden win but both were wet track numbers. A mile and a half on a fast track is an eternity for a son of Shackleford.
#3 GORMLEY owns a trio of 140+ Final Ratings but his Pace Ratings are almost always better than his Final Ratings and his stamina is a concern.
#10 MULTIPLIER’s 143 Final Rating in the Illinois Derby seems too high based on his other numbers. He adds blinkers and returns in three weeks after finishing up the track in the Preakness (125 Final).
#8 SENIOR INVESTMENT garnered a 141 Final in the Lexington but that race collapsed and fell into his lap and his other numbers are lower like his 126 in the Preakness. Deep closers typically struggle in the Belmont Stakes.
#5 HOLLYWOOD HANDSOME uncorked a 140 Final in an entry level allowance win at CD May 14. Class is a big cloud.
#12 PATCH is lightly raced with an interesting numbers pattern. In his first three starts, he got a 111, 135, and a 137 Final in the LA Derby. From post 20 in the Kentucky Derby, he got a 98 Final Rating. He is bred for the marathon distance and is an intriguing contender if he improves off his LA Derby number.
Pace Makes the Race
A few of these figure to be forwardly placed starting with #9 MEANTIME, followed by #3 GORMLEY, #7 IRISH WAR CRY, and #11 EPICHARIS. #1 TWISTED TOM can stalk from the rail, and #2 TAPWRIT might be in the perfect spot behind that group.
Beat the Preakness Runners
Going back to 1979 (38 runnings), Preakness winners have only managed to win the Belmont Stakes six times (‘15 American Pharoah, ’05 Afleet Alex, – ’01 Point Given ,’94 Tabasco Cat, ’91 Hansel, ’88 Risen Star).
Horses exiting the Preakness Stakes have captured just 2 of the last 15 renewals of the Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown hero American Pharoah did it in 2015. Before that, it was Afleet Alex in 2005, and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey was still riding at that time.
2015 was a bit of an aberration because American Pharaoah was a special colt. Overall, these are very telling stats considering that horses exiting the Kentucky Derby dominate the Preakness. Since 2000, horses exiting the Derby have captured the Preakness 14 times. Exceptions: Cloud Computing, Rachel Alexandra, Bernardini, Red Bullet.
Based on recent Triple Crown series trends, a Belmont Stakes victory by a horse exiting the Preakness seems unlikely, and that is not good news for #6 LOOKIN AT LEE, #8 SENIOR INVESTMENT, and #10 MULTIPLIER.
If a Preakness runner is going to be competitive, recent history says it is most likely the winner of that race, but CLOUD COMPUTING skipped the Belmont this year.
The current hot trend is competing in the Kentucky Derby, skipping the Preakness, and winning the Belmont Stakes (since 2000): ’16 Creator, ‘13 Palace Malice, ‘12 Union Rags, ’09 Summer Bird, ’06 Jazil, ’04 Birdstone, ’03 Empire Maker, ’00 Commendable.
This year’s Derby-Belmont runners are #2 TAPWRIT, #3 GORMLEY, #4 J BOYS ECHO, #7 IRISH WAR CRY, and #12 PATCH. The 2017 Belmont Stakes winner could easily come from that group.
The Peter Pan-Belmont Stakes double was trending again in 2014 after 1-2 Peter Pan finishers Tonalist and Commissioner repeated their Exacta feat in the Test of Champions.
#9 MEANTIME finished 2nd in the Peter Pan this year and is the lone representative from that event.
Prior to 2014, the last horse to win the Peter Pan-Belmont was A.P. Indy in 1992. Since the race was revived in 1975, the only four winners to also take the Belmont were Coastal in 1979, Danzig Connection in 1986, the aforementioned A. P. Indy in ’92, and Tonalist.
’99 Lemon Drop Kid (3rd in Peter Pan) and ’93 Colonial Affair (2nd in Peter Pan) parlayed underneath finishes in the Peter Pan with wins in the Belmont Stakes.
Let’s recap! In the last 18 years, 8 horses ran in the Derby, skipped the Preakness, and won the Belmont. During that same timeframe, only three Preakness winners also won the Belmont (Point Given, Afleet Alex, American Pharoah).
Home Sweet Home
Past experience at Belmont Park for horses can be an important handicapping factor.
The aforementioned Peter Pan has been a key local prep in the past (most recently Tonalist in 2014), and Champagne Stakes winners Birdstone (2003) and Union Rags (2012) also captured the Belmont Stakes.
2013 Belmont Stakes hero Palace Malice was 2nd in a maiden race at Belmont Park as a juvenile. Drosselmeyer was 2nd in a maiden race and 2nd in the Dwyer Stakes at Big Sandy prior to his Belmont victory in 2010. Da’ Tara (2008) was 2nd in a maiden race at Belmont as a juvenile.
Every Triple Crown winner prior to American Pharoah (2015) had competed at Big Sandy prior to completing the sweep.
#9 MEANTIME is the only horse with experience at Belmont Park (Peter Pan runner-up).
Trainers with past winners in the Belmont Stakes are Todd Pletcher (2 wins), Steve Asmussen (1 win), and Ken McPeek (1 win).
In 2017, Pletcher has #2 TAPWRIT and #12 PATCH. Asmussen saddles #6 LOOKIN AT LEE and McPeek is represented by #8 SENIOR INVESTMENT.
7 of the last 11 runnings were taken by trainers based in New York.
Last year’s winning rider Irad Ortiz Jr. once again teams up with Steve Asmussen (#6 LOOKIN AT LEE).Victor Espinoza won aboard American Pharoah in 2015 and he rides GORMLEY this year. Joel Rosario was the winning rider aboard Tonalist in 2014 and he pilots #10 MULTIPLIER this year.
Other riders with Belmont Stakes wins:
Mike Smith (2 wins): #9 MEANTIME
John Velazquez (2 wins): #12 PATCH
To sum up, it is a plus if Belmont Stakes connections are based in New York and the horse competed at Belmont Park. Also, give brownie points to past success in the Test of Champions. It is only a matter of time before top jockey Javier Castellano boots home a Belmont Stakes winner. He rode Stay Thirsty (2011), Commissioner (2014), and Destin (2016) to close runner-up finishes for trainer Todd Pletcher and he pilots #1 TWISTED TOM for Chad Brown this year. They teamed up to win Preakness 2017 with Cloud Computing.
Belmont Stakes Top 4 Picks:
1 – TAPWRIT (#2)
2 – Patch (#12)
3 – Irish War Cry (#7)
4 – J Boys Echo (#4)
BELMONT STAKES 2017 WAGERS
$30 to win #2 TAPWRIT
$20 to win #12 PATCH
$5 Exacta 2/4-7-12 ($15)
$3 Exacta 4-7-12/2 ($9)
$2 Exacta 2-12/4-7 ($8)
$2 Exacta 4-7/2-12 ($8)
50 cent Trifecta 2-12/ALL/2-4-7-12 ($30)
10 cent Super 2/4-7-12/4-7-12/ALL ($5.40)
10 cent Super 2/4-7-12/ALL/4-7-12 ($5.40)
10 cent Super 2/ALL/4-7-12/4-7-12 ($5.40)
10 cent Super 2-3-7-11-12/2-3-7-12/2-12/4 ($1.80)
10 cent Superfecta 1-2-3-4-7-9-11-12/2-12/4-7/2-12 ($2.00)
BEL 12 (OC-62.5k, 9f inner turf) #11 HELLO DON JULIO (6-1) ran well off the bench May 17 (188 Pace + 155 Final). He owns running style versatility and Ortiz rode him to a place finish in a local 11f turf race last June. #3 Revved Up (4-1) ran well in both turf starts this year and might be ready to move forward 3rd off the shelf. The Brown coupling (#1 Ray’s the Bar, #1a Shalako) and the McLaughlin entry (#2 Mutazen, #2b Arghad) merit consideration. Ray’s the Bar should be finishing under Castellano and Arghad reconnects with winning rider Saez. THE PLAYS: #11 to win, Exacta Box 3-11, Exacta 3-11/1-2
BEL 13 (OC-62.5k, 7f) #5 RIVER ECHO (8-1) ran better than expected on a wet track at CD May 5 (126 Final) and his two fast track starts at SA before that were stellar (138 Final both). #10 Realm (3-1) faced graded foes in his last four and hit the board in three of those. Castellano hops aboard and he might be classier than these (144 Final March 4). #6 Do Share (6-1) is Linda Rice’s only starter on the card and the consistent gelding has fired Trifecta shots in eight straight (135 Final at BEL May 12). THE PLAYS: #5 to win, Exacta 5/6-10, Exacta 6-10/5
Rolling Daily Double & Pick 3 Contenders – in order of preference:
ROLLING DAILY DOUBLE/PICK 3 WAGERING STRATEGIES
For $2 Rolling Doubles and $1 Pick 3 tickets, key the top choice in each race to all other contenders. See examples below:
$2 Double (Race 1-2):
Ticket 1 (2-9)
Ticket 2 (2/3-7-8-9)
Ticket 3 (1-2-3-7/9)
$2 Double (Races 2-3):
Ticket 2 (9-3)
Ticket 1 (9/3-4-5)
Ticket 3 (3-7-8-9/3)
$1 Pick 3 (Race 1-3):
Ticket 1 (2-9-3)
Ticket 2 (2/3-7-8-9/3-4-5)
Ticket 3 (1-2-3-7/9/3-4-5)
Ticket 4 (1-2-3-7/3-7-8-9/3)