|Day Results||10 / 2-2-3|
|2020 Overall 982||982 / 347-324-392|
|Win % of Top Pick||35.34%|
|Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall||36.08%|
|2020 Top Pick in the Money –633-982||64.46%|
|Top Selection ITM / SAR 53-78||67.95%|
|Top Selection Win / SAR 30-78||38.46%|
|Top Selection ITM / Ellis Park 63-93||67.74%|
|Top Selections Win / Ellis Park 29-93||31.18%|
|“Key Horses” @ SAR 11-4-1-1||36.36% Win / 54.54% ITM|
|“Key Horses” @ Ellis Park 12/4-4-2||33.33% Win / 83.33% ITM|
|“Key Horses” in 2020 131-45-28-19||34.35% Win / 70.23% ITM|
Sunday was supposed to be “Fun Day,” at Ellis Park.
The best lineup of horses ever assembled on one day at the little, country-store racetrack in Henderson, KY.
Perhaps, the best horse ever to race at Ellis Park — period — in Art Collector. The argument may have been settled with his performance in the Ellis Park Derby. In a word? Dominating. Convincing. Sailing.
The best wagering opportunities and a big chance to make some serious cash money. We did not make the argument, in this regard, very well. In a word? We stunk. That’s two words, I know.
It was Sunday.
It was “Fun Day.”
But not at the betting windows for this ole’ Peabody at the “Pea Patch.”
We managed only 2 winners — and one of those was the odds-on favorite Art Collector.
We did manage six exactas out of the 10 races and they yielded returns of $40.60, $23.40, $50.40, $22.00, $27.70 and $9.10 for each $1 played.
But it was not enough to overcome the serious hole that I kept digging into and not out of, all day long.
We still had fun.
Art Collector ran himself into serious KY Derby contention.
My son, Brad, hopped on a plan and rode down from Columbus to watch his friend’s horse win the Groupie Doll. Of course, Brad, ever the salesman, made his way to the winner’s circle for a photo opportunity. Camera shy, he is not.
And, we celebrated with Ellis Park on a great day of racing action.
A “Fun Day,” absolutely.
See you later this week, ya’ll.
Good Luck & All the Best / Gene