As noted yesterday, we were hitchin' our wagon to the Sheppard Special in R9, Angel Terrace. That one was 12-1 ML but drifted down to 6-1 by post time -- but we still would have taken the $806/$2 P3 we were alive to -- and whatever we might have collected on the P4 [which would have been somewhat more than the $825.00/$2 it paid]. Instead Angel Terrace was impeded in the stretch - not sure it cost us the win - but we would have liked to have been able to find out with a clean trip -- however, it did seem to cost us the bottom half of the exacta.
However - in a bold move we really debated - we included the eventual winner Qushchi on the ticket - which allowed us to make an OK - not great, but OK - profit on a day when we took a swing.
Had we not included Qushchi there would have been a mental meltdown because with two of our top three selections combining for exacts in six of the ten races - heck, we could have done almost anything else on Monday and made some money.
All's well that ends well.
RACES 7-10... $.50 P4 ... R7/Mia Poppy/Sneaky Kitten/Fourseventeen/Jonrah... R8/Apropos/Delightful Quality/Holiday Soiree/Well Kept... R9/Qushchi/Angel Terrace... R10/Sally's Dream/Sheza Heartbreaker/Lady's Lunar Luck/Ramsey entry.
Collected $206.25 on the P4. [$825.00/$2 ... R10 Sally's Dream scr].
RACE 7-9... $1 P3... R7/ALL... R8/ALL... R9/Angel Terrace.
Alive for a $806/$2 P4 but Angel Terrace 4th.
RACE NINE... $5 WP on Angel Terrace.
Ran a troubled 4th at 6-1.
... $2 exacta... ALL over Angel Terrace.
Angel Terrace 4th.
RACE TEN... $1 exacta box... Sally's Dream/Sheza Heartbreaker/Lady's Lunar Luck/Ramsey entry/Pagan Priestess.
Ran WON-4-5 [scr Sally's Dream/Pagan Priestess/Broken Trust Fund.
Profit for the day... $80.25
No racing. Dark day.
All turf wagers are turf only [unless other wise noted]
Total bet... $
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