Monday, March 31 results
We hit our $20 early double and things were looking good after hitting the winner in the first leg of the big Pick 6. Our single in Race 4 held on to win, but somehow got disqualified by the almighty stewards in a very iffy call.
We went on to win Race 5. In Race 6, our two longshots ran first and second paying $106.20 for a $2 exacta. We also won Race 7 so we still had a good shot to hit 5-of-6 in the Pick 6.
I played the late Pick 4 after the sickening DQ in the fourth and singled my top pick in Race 8, the 3-horse Hemet. With a nice Pick 4 live and a possible 5-of-6 with two going in the last race, I was feeling good. Hemet had the lead at the wire, but as would the racing gods would have it he was edge by a nostril for the win. In all, just a heartbreaking day with a DQ and losing a five minute photo.
I really thought Hemet may have won the photo or maybe even a dead heat, but that was too much to ask for. Instead of sweeping the card and signing an IRS form, it was home for dinner a bottle of wine and some pasta.
Attention Twin Q players: There was a big Twin Q carryover at Station Casinos on Monday, involving Races 5 and 6. The total amount was over $7,000. If you would have played the selections in both races, you would have had the only winning ticket and took down the whole pool. Because there was no winner, the pot will swell to over $10,000 on Thursday.
Check this site for our Thursday selections. Racing is dark Tuesday and Wednesday.