Turfway Park on Jeff Ruby Steaks Day  & “End of Meet” Report:

Total Day Results 12 / 4-2-4
2021 Overall 424 424 / 142-145-171
Win % of Top Pick 33.49%
Payoff% of Top 3 Picks Overall 36.00%
2021 Top Pick in the Money Overall — 255-424 60.14%
2021 Top Selection ITM / TP 179-296 60.47%
2021 Top Selections Win / TP 103-296 34.80%
“Key Horses” @ TP 49 / 22-10-3  44.90% Win / 71.43% ITM
“Key Horses” in 2021 67 / 32-14-3 47.76% Win / 73.13% ITM

Gulfstream Park on Florida Derby Day:

Total Day Results 10 / 3-3-4
2021 Overall 434 434 / 145-148-175
Win % of Top Pick 33.41%
Payoff% of Top 3 Picks Overall 35.95%
2021 Top Pick in the Money Overall — 261-434 60.14%
2021 Top Selection ITM / TP 179-296 60.47%
2021 Top Selections Win / TP 103-296 34.80%
“Key Horses” @ TP 49 / 22-10-3 44.90% Win / 74.43% ITM
“Key Horses” in 2021 69 / 32-14-4 46.38% Win / 72.46% ITM

Well, well, well. We have come to the end of March. Nearly. And, we have come to the end of both the Turfway Park Winter / Spring Meet and the Fair Grounds Winter / Spring Meet.

We have had our runs, just like the horses.

Some good. Like some of the horses.

Some not so good. Like some of the horses.

But we had fun. Like nearly all of the horses.

Our regular handicapping spot since early December has been at the “new and improved” Turfway Park in Florence, KY. Ya’ll. And, we learned a bit about how to handicap over the “new and improved” Tapeta surface. Our first attempt at that surface wagering.

We didn’t do all bad, either. We finished the meet with our top pick winning at a .34.80% rate, and our top pick hitting the board on 60.47% of the time.

Our biggest improvement, though, came in our “Key Plays of the Day/Night.” During the meet, our “Key Plays” won 44.90% of the time, and they hit the board a whopping 71.43% rate.

We will shift our eye glasses and our binoculars over to Keeneland next week. I will have more thoughts on that in the next few days. Especially if you want to try to make some $ as we head into the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby — the absolute “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.”

See you later this week. Until then…

Stay healthy and safe. And…

Good Luck & All the Best / Gene