Day Results 8/2-3-5
2019 Overall 1,537 1,537/536-552-681
Win % of Top Pick 34.87%
Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall 38.36%
2019 Top Pick in the Money –999 of 1,537 65.00%
Top Selection ITM / TP Holiday 52-96 54.17%
Top Selection Win / TP Holiday 33-96 34.38%
“Key Horses” @ TP Holiday 11-6-1-0 54.55%
“Key Horses” in 2019 226-89-44-22 39.38% Win / 68.58% ITM

Our wins were a bit on the sparse side in terms of numbers on Saturday night at beautiful Turfway Park & (Soon to Be) Gaming. We only urged home 2 winners on the 8 race card. Not a satisfactory percentage, and less than our overall numbers for all of 2019, and, in particular, this Holiday Meet.

But…

There’s always a “but,” right?

In this case, it’s a good one.

We did manage to score with our “Upset Play of the Day…er…Night” in the night’s finale, and that boosted us home with a smile and a thicker billfold. The winner paid $30.80 for each $2 wagered across the board (a $24.80 profit) and the exacta returned a handsome $48.00 for each $1 played. That was a nice $36.00 profit line.

Our Key Play of the Night won the 4th race, as well. Paid only $7.90 for the $2 played across the board, and keyed an exacta that returned only $9.60 for each $1 wagered.

But…

There’s that word, again.

Our “Key Plays of the Day/Night” have now won 6 times in 11 touts this meet. That is a win percentage of 54.55%. That’s Wow Time.

Our “Key Horses” for 2019, overall, have now won 39.38% of the time in 226 touts, and they have combined to run “In the Money” (first, second, or third) on 68.58% of the time. We are proud of those numbers, too.

We will see you again when racing returns to Turfway Park for the Holiday Meet. At the first of the year, we will transition our handicapping down to New Orleans and the Fair Grounds. We are looking forward to returning to that venue, as well.

Until then, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season.

Good Luck & All the Best/Gene