Editor's Note--Well, it took him a bit, but the last Big Race yesterday, our handsome handicapper, secured a winning exacta that paid $46.40 for $2. And we all know BigDick does NOT bet $2. Winning. Me? I played Big D's plays and won (also did not play $2). I also sprinkled in a Pick 4, and missed it by a neck. It would've paid over $10k for 50 cents. And NO I did NOT play 50 cents. Oh well. I am soooo excited for the 9 Breeders Cup Races today live from Del Mar! Let's get to the winning man his damnself. A small clue? It's about 3:30 a.m. local time in the Penthouse Suite in an undisclosed Del Mar, California 5-Star Beachfront hotel. Hard at work as always. The "turf" is yours Big D....--R.B.
Sorry about your almost Pick 4, Richie. Let's put that in the past, eh? And let's see if we can't get it right in the first, middle, and last races, not just the last!
Race 4 3pm Eastern/High Noon Pacific time--The racing begins at a sprightly 10 am here local time (Bloody Mary's anyone?). Hopefully, we will have piled in some seed money in the 1st 3 contests for this the JUVENILE FILLIES, the 4th race at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, and the start of the Breeders Cup Races. The #7 MOONSHINE MEMORIES looks good here. Exacta Box her with the #9 ALLURING STAR. Then sprinkle in the #1 HEAVENLY LOVE for a 1-7-9 trifecta box. Yes these are a bit favority/chalky but that'll change now.....
Race 5--How in the hell couldn't we put #7 RICHARD'S BOY (at 10-1 no less!) with #1 DISCO PARTNER in an exacta box?!?!?! Of course we had to. Throw in the #10 HOGY for a 1-7-10 trifecta box, and watch the people cheer you...
Race 6--A little ham and egg here. #8 CONSTELLATION (Bobby Baffert with Flavien Prat aboard at 15-1?!? Really? Does the filly have 4 legs?) with favorite #11 UNIQUE BELLA in an exacta box. The #4 FINEST CITY always seems to be around at the finish line. 4-8-11 tri box. Maw money. This is fun no?
Race 7--What's that? You want a nice juicy bombs away winner? Cause you are greedy like Big D? You're in the right place. #6 CAMBODIA - #12 AVENGE - #13 GOODYEARFORTHEROSES in an exacta AND trifecta box! Are people calling you now begging you for a tip? They should be.
Race 8--Superfecta you say?! Cause you got walkin around money? Sure. #2 DREFONG (favorite) - #3 AMERICAN PASTIME (longshot) - #8 ROY H (favorite) - #9 RANSOM THE MOON (longshot). See what we did there? Box them in a superfecta AND a trifecta AND an exacta.
Race 9--You want a special award for best handicapper of the day, and we are only 2/3 done? Ok. #7 OM and #13 BLACKJACK CAT in an exacta box. Yeah they might be both over 20-1. Uh huh. To buy the new house? Throw in the #5 WORLD APPROVAL for a 5-7-13 trifecta box.
Race 10--Hopefully, you have put some of these wagers in, in advance, cause people are mobbing you now. Like those cats who used to give speeches off the back of trains in the 1800s. We'll bring the pricing down a little. #2 SOLOMINI at 6-1 to win. #2-#11 BOLT D'ORO exacta box. #7 THE TABULATOR at 20-1 or more for a 2-7-11 tri box.
Race 11--#12 BEACH PATROL to win. He performed fine here last year. Run, don't walk, to the windows. Match him with the #8 BIGGER PICTURE for an 8-12 exacta box. Now for another winning bomb trifecta? The #7 ITSINTHEPOST. 7-8-12 trifecta box. And not only will you be saying, "ITSINTHEPOST at 15-1!!", you will be saying "It's in the POCKET at MUCH MORE than 15-1!"
Race 12--The grandaddy of em all. The $6mm Breeders Cup Classic. You've already COLLECTED a bunch of coin (not bitcoin either), so let's enjoy our fruits (perhaps the grapes of champagne? hmmm??). #1 ARROGATE isn't going to be a big price, but he's gonna run a big race. #1 to win. Pair him up with the #5 GUN RUNNER FOR A 1-5 exacta box. Yes, he's also a favorite. So let's spice it up a bit with the #11 COLLECTED who upset ARROGATE last time. 1-5-11 tri box.
We hope you had as much fun reading this as we did writing it. Best of luck and god bless at the Breeeeeeeeeeders Cup. Also, the football today and tomorrow!! And yes, Richie since we got it right yesterday the LAST time, let's try and get it right the FIRST time today, and everything thereafter....Goooooo!