The Good: Turned a profit, I don’t know how, but did. Warren’s Matchmaker coming in 2nd at ~$16 to place helped.
The Bad: The Host thoroughly crushed me
The Ugly: After two weeks and 16 races, I’m a consistent 0 for 16!
I was winning in the non-contest races – thank you ‘Custom for Carlos’ – so that put salve on the wounds by fattening the account, but otherwise, not much to cheer about. Below are the oh so putrid details.
GP 4 [$45K Mdn C 3yo’s 1 mile]
5-1 Moe Man – 3rd
GP 5 [$100K 3yo’s 6f] Spectacular Bid
2-1 Westover Wildcat – 3rd
SA 1 [$32k Mdn C 3yo’s 1 mile]
23-1 Warrens Matchmaker – 2nd
GP6 [$100K F&M 4&up 6f] G3 Sugar Swirl
4-1 Warbling – 2nd
SA 3 [$49k 4&up T 6.5f]
8-1Calimonco – 3rd
SA 4 [$25k Mdn C F&M 4&up 6f]
7-1 Stylin Deputy – 5th
GP 9 [$100k F 3yo’s 6f] G3 Oldhat
50-1 Malibu Legacy – 8th
SA 5 [$25k C 4&up 7f]
7-1 Raingear – 6th
Here is XpressBet’s summary of the day:
Jon White, the man to beat in XpressBet’s $50,000 Beat the Host competition, bounced back yesterday with three winners in eight mandatory races to total earnings of $81. That number was good enough to top most of his challengers and to trim the field of Sweep-the-Host Bonus survivors to 32.
Maryann Nilsen topped all players with $149.50 in earnings and takes down the weekly $1,000 prize. Paul Mahre and Keith Vanlanen each had a $139 mutuel total and share second prize of $500 at $250 each.
Saturday, January 9th
Track Race Post
(ET) Host Pick Host Results Winning Runner Winner Payout
Gulfstream Park 4 2:38pm #7 Systemic Risk $0.00 #6 Quiet All American $59.50
Gulfstream Park 5 3:07pm #9 A Little Warm $32.00 #9 A Little Warm $32.00
Santa Anita 1 3:30pm #4 Moonskipper $0.00 #6 Extra Energy $14.50
Gulfstream Park 6 3:36pm #9 Pretty Prolific $34.00 #9 Pretty Prolific $34.00
Santa Anita 3 4:32pm #2 Banner Lodge $15.00 #2 Banner Lodge $15.00
Santa Anita 4 5:04pm #6 Dame Camille $0.00 #8 It's Partytime $19.00
Gulfstream Park 9 5:08pm #7 Touching Beauty $0.00 #9 Richiegirlgonewild $105.00
Santa Anita 5 5:35pm #7 Stand Tall $0.00 #5 Self Insured $15.00
Host's Total: $81.00
Prize Winners for Saturday, January 9th
Place Name Mutuel Total Prize
1st Maryann Nilsen $149.50 $1000
2nd Keith Vanlanen
Paul Mahre $139.00 $250.00
A note: If you didn’t have ‘Touching Beauty’ at 23-1, you were not going to win this contest. An example of why playing long odd horses is a priority.
At the end of the day, anybody who thinks there's a reward for nothing, ends up losing. ~ Kerry Stokes
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