Had some technical difficulties after the Turf, and no, it wasn't because I threw my laptop out of the press box window in disgust.
We wouldn't haver minded a longer price in the one race we spread the most in, but who are we to complain about having the fourth choice in the win pool to kick off the Pick Four?
Check that--that 4 is scratched in here so we've got a $36 ticket.
Here's that Pick Four promised earlier:
Race 8: 1,2,4,6,11,13,14
Race 9: 3
Race 10: 1,4,5
Race 11: 1,2,6,10
We played the chalk exacta and after being briefly interrupted by Break Up, Louisiana Champions Day returned to its regularly scheduled programming with another heavy favorite coming through.
The 68-1 second-longest-shot on the board comes through. How would you have come up with that one?
With some time between races I thought I'd revisit yesterday's Pick Four play poster here on the blog.
Our choice took over around the turn but after a half in :45 we knew it would take a lot for her to hang on.
My top choice, #3-CARSON CITY BABE, is sitting up there at 9-2 with 3 MTP, which makes her the fourth choice in this field.
Not much to be gleaned fro the first stakes of the day, a starter handicap that is really a stakes event in name only. Mr. Porter poured it on in the stretch and won by 12.