Saturday, January 05, 2008
Sam Houston Saturday Night
Tonight at SHRP features an interesting turf race for the eighth race on the menu. A winner from Texas Champions Day returns to action (Jenz Benz, winner of the San Jacinto) and she faces a tough bunch of runners in this spot. Quincy Hamilton rides Baby Doll Blues, who won over the Houston turf last time out. A longshot to like could be the Danny Pish trainee, Senora Tormenta, who is a nice 8-1 on the morning line. Exclusive Hopper comes to Houston from South Florida, where she was running at Calder Race Course. The pick here will be Jenz Benz, who is coupled in a betting entry with Wild Encounter, also a former Stakes winner at SHRP. Her turn of foot on TCD was an impressive one and if she duplicates that, she should score again.
Posted by Michael Chamberlain at 4:43 PM
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I just found out about your track this year while on a trip to Vegas. After a long day of Aqueduct, poker tournys and Hollywood there was still time and bankroll. I noticed the 12% pick three takeout on the signals crawl. After a few minutes of capping I launched a pick 3 and it cashed. Big overlay too. The inauspicious beginning hooked me like a fish.
You guys run a great track out there and it is has become my favorite track outside of the NYRA circuit. The 12% takeout is a great deal. My only question is why are the pools on the small side when compared to the trifecta?
The pick 3 pools here are always the most impressive because of people like yourself (and me) who love that 12% takeout. The pools on other exotic bets usually get inflated due to a propensity for a nice price pick to run underneath in the Tris and Supers. For that matter, if you look at our Friday card, we had a 40-1, 13-1 and a couple of other longshots come through on top or as part of the exotics.
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