Just too hard to pass up some of the bait they put out for us today. Here's what I gots...
2nd: Maybe I'm just looking for another miracle, but this is a short field of dirt bombs and this is Philadelphia Park. For whatever reason other than a hunch, I guess - I may make a few very small bets using the no. 6 hoss (no, I didn't lose a few screws since Tuesday). Won't even write them down; but I will put the saner plays here...
2-4-7 tri box...... or ... 1,2 top/bot with 4,7. Bottom line is that I will be doing something with the no. 2 hoss in this race fosho. .
5th: Fairly decent wace, betting wise that is. 2,5 top/bot with the 3,8
. Also no. 2 and 5 to WIN
. I always get told that this kinda bet is "betting against myself". I'll "bet against myself" every race that I come up with two strong contenders (well, according to my figures) that are 12 to 1 and 6 to 1. Don't like them enough in this race to do the "wheel one top/bot and play the other straight" though and besides - today ain't Tuesday. IF either the no. 2 or no. 5 wins and the exacta hits.. this type of bet will do just fine.
7th: The kind of race that just suck(ers) you(?)/ME into playing. MANY of these are Philly regulars that are VERY familiar and some of them are sooo enticing at the M.L. odds. Are they ever. Probably should just take a shot, to win only on one or two of them but I did work the figures, angles, coin flips, ... the works and came up with these plays...
4,6 top/bot with 9,10 and..... no. 6, Love To Be Wicked, Win/Place/Show@2x.
. Not "talking" 2 stinkin dollar bets on that no. 6 either even with the 12-1 M.L. odds.
Just as a sidenote - I wrote that one of the horses listed on my "Hosses to WATCH" list would be popping at a price. So far, every one that ran popped out of the moola and quite a few of them had their turn too.
Just maybe today one that's entered in this race will come through. He came up 4th in my figures. We'll see. Made sure I got him in the exactas with the nice morning line odds he's got today. Just in case I come back here and brag about all the moola I won with that hoss... I'll write here that I'll be checking him out in the prerace and prob. will bet him some kind of straight way if he looks good.
8th : Another race that's LOOKS quite inviting. But the favorite sticks out a little too much for my taste. I got if figured as the no. 6, then a gap to the 1,5,8, then the rest. A 1-5-6 tri box might be the ticket for this one? The other thought is just the no. 1, Rapala, straight or across as a VALUE play.
10th: Made sure I got this one done to post this time. Not worth the effort though cause it looks like a race between two favorites. Only possibility seems to be either the no. 11 or 12 sticking their nose in there. Maybe a LOOKER will show up for this one?
Just 4 the record
There's a couple of no. 2 hosses that look like the value plays for today... in the 2nd race and in the 5th.
Well, that's exactly how i gotem morked based on handicapping. The only way I'll make a change is if one of them looks really bad on the track or I see a LOOKER elsewhere in the race. I'l do my best to post the looker on time but that is really tough cause this track is in a rush to git the sheep into the barn ... er, casino. Time between post parade and post is awfully short and I gotta get the bets in before I post something.
Hammy, if there's a scratch then just leave that one out and play whatever is left.