TOTAL BETS SINCE WEEK 1

This is the Results blog for selections listed in the Saturday Morning Post (SMP) column. Bets fall into one of two categories:

  • Low-priced overlays (nonfavorites at odds between 2-1 and 5-1)
  • Longshots (odds of 6-1 and higher)

TOTAL OF 56 BETS (28 selections win/place)
TOTAL WAGERED = $1,120
TOTAL RETURNED = $869

  • WIN = 17% (5 for 28)
  • WIN = –$66 ($494 returned for $560 wagered)
  • PLACE = 25% (7 for 28)
  • PLACE = –$185 ($375 returned for $560 wagered)

Week #1: February 7, 2015
One low-priced overlay

One selection, 1 winner
$20 win returns $82.00
$20 place returns $38.00
$40 total wagers returns $120.00

Fairgrounds, Race 8
9 furlongs, Turf

#11 Chocolate Ride (12-1 morning line, off below 5-1)
$20 Win/Place
WINNER! Paid $8.20 to win, $3.80 place. Profit of $80.

Week #2: February 14, 2015
Four longshots

4 selections, 0 winners, 0 placers
$80 in losing win bets
$80 in losing place bets
$160 in total wagers returns –$160

Gulfstream Park, Race 6
7.5 furlongs, Turf
#9 Super Spender (12-1)
$20 Win/Place

Gulfstream Park, Race 8
7.5 furlongs, Turf
#5 Balfe’s Corner (20-1)
$20 Win/Place

Gulfstream Park, Race 9
8.5 furlongs, Turf
#9 Greek God (10-1)
$20 Win/Place

Tampa Bay Downs, Race 9
8.5 furlongs, Turf
#9 Mr Thunder Boy (5-1)
$20 Win/Place

Week #3: February 14, 2015
Three longshots, one low-priced overlay

4 selections, 1 winners, 0 placers
$60 in losing win bets
$60 in losing place bets
$20 win bet returns $128
$20 place bet returns $50
$160 in total wagers returns $178

Gulfstream Park, Race 11
Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes
8.5 furlongs, Dirt

#11 Itsaknockout (4-1)
$20 Win/Place
WINNER! Paid $12.80 to win, $5.00 place. Profit of $138.

Gulfstream Park, Race 8
Grade 2 Davona Dale Stakes (3yo fillies)
8 furlongs, dirt

#6 Puca (10-1 morning line)
$20 Win/Place

Fairgrounds, Race 10
Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (3yo fillies)
8.5 furlongs, Dirt

#7 Freudie Anne (8-1)
$20 Win/Place

Fairgrounds, Race 11
Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes
8.5 furlongs, Dirt

#3 Bluff (12-1)
$20 Win/Place

Week #4: February 28, 2015
Two longshots, one low-priced overlay

3 selections: 1 winner, 0 placers
$80 in losing bets
$20 win bet returns $92
$20 place bet returns $46
$120 in total wagers returns $138

Gulfstream Park, Race 2
8 furlongs, turf

#6 Rhythm (12-1)
$20 Win/Place
WINNER! Paid $9.20 to win, $4.60 place. Profit of $98.

Gulfstream Park, Race 3
6 furlongs, dirt

#1 No One Is Like Me (12-1)
$20 Win/Place
Scratched from race. No bets.

Gulfstream Park, Race 4
6 furlongs, dirt

#9 Icefield (4-1)
$20 Win/Place

Gulfstream Park, Race 10
Grade 2 Swale Stakes
7 furlongs, dirt

#2 Senor Grits (12-1)
$20 Win/Place
RACE CANCELLED DUE TO HEAVY RAINS. No bets.

Fairgrounds, Race 9
Black Gold Stakes
7.5 furlongs, turf

#1 Two Step Temper (12-1)
$20 Win/Place

Week #5: March 7, 2015
Two longshots, one low-priced overlay

2 selections: 0 winners, 0 placers
$40 win bet losses
$40 place bet losses
$80 in total wagers returns –$80.

Gulfstream Park, Race 7
Swale Stakes, Grade 2
7
furlongs, dirt

#8 Bluegrass Singer (8-1)
$20 Win/Place

Santa Anita Park, Race 7
San Felipe Stakes, Grade 2
8.5 furlongs, dirt

#2 Ocho Ocho Ocho (4-1)
$20 Win/Place

Week #6: March 14, 2015
One longshot, two low-priced overlays

3 selections: 0 winners, 1 placers
$60 win bet losses
$60 place bets return $44
$120 in total wagers returns –$76

Oaklawn Park, Race 3
$50K claimer, 8 furlongs, dirt
#12 Thundergram (8–1)
$20 win/place
PLACER! Paid $4.40 place. Profit of $4.

Oaklawn Park, Race 8
Razorback Hcp., 8.5 furlongs, dirt
#6 Carve (3–1)
$20 win/place

Gulfstream Park, Race 11
Silks Run Stakes, 5 furlongs, turf

#5 Golden Rifle (12–1)
$20 win/place (only if run on the turf)

Week #7: March 21, 2015
One low-priced overlay

One selection, 1 winner
$20 win returns $138.00
$20 place returns $70.00
$40 total wagers returns $208.00

Week #7 of the Saturday Morning Post features just one bet:

Gulfstream Park, Race 9
MSW, 8 furlongs, turf
#1 Canadian Flyer (12–1)
$20 win/place (only if race is on turf)

RESULT: Canadian Flyer $13.80 win, $7.00 place
Return of $208 for $40 wagered

Week #8: March 28, 2015
One low-priced overlay

One selection, 0 winners
$20 win bet loss
$20 place bet loss
$40 total loss

Week #8 of the Saturday Morning Post features just one bet:

Gulfstream Park, Race 14
Florida Derby, 9 furlongs, dirt
#4 Itsaknockout (5–1)
$20 win/place

Week #9: April 4, 2015
Two low-priced overlays

Two selections, 1 winner
$20 win returns $64.00
$20 place returns $45.00
$80 total wagers returns $109.00

Week #9 of the Saturday Morning Post  featured 2 bets in major Kentucky Derby prep races:

Aqueduct, Race 10
Wood Memorial Stakes, 9 furlongs, dirt
#4 Frosted (5–2)
$20 win/place

RESULT: Frosted $6.40 win and $4.50 place, for a return of $109.

Santa Anita, Race 8
Santa Anita Derby, 9 furlongs, dirt
#4 Bolo (4–1)
$20 win/place

Week #10: April 11, 2015
One low-priced overlay, one longshot

Two selections, 1 placer
$40 win-bet losses
$40 place bets return $72.00
$80 total wagers returns $72.00, for an $8 loss

Week #10 of the Saturday Morning Post (April 11th edition) features 2 bets:

Oaklawn Park, Race 4
8 furlongs, dirt
#6 Cat’s Destiny (5–2) $20 win/place

Oaklawn Park, Race 7
9 furlongs, dirt
#4 Carve (5–1) $20 win/place

RESULT: Carve ran 2nd at 8-1, paying $7.20 place.

Week #11: April 18, 2015
Two low-priced overlays, two longshots

4 selections, 0 winners, 0 placers
$80 in losing win bets
$80 in losing place bets
$160 in total wagers returns –$160

Keeneland, Race 3
6
 furlongs, dirt
#5 Margate Gardens (8–1) $20 win/place

Keeneland, Race 7
8
 furlongs, turf
#5 Seeking Alpha (7–2) $20 win/place (only if on turf)

Aqueduct, Race 7
8.5 furlongs, turf
#2 Jackie Black (6–1) $20 win/place

Hawthorne, Race 3
5.5 furlongs, turf
#5 Nevrmesswithrichie (4–1) $20 win/place (only if on turf)