We kinda got screwed there on the early Pick Three at "The Big A". We had that seven horse take a lead in the stretch only to watch the five push back and grab the win. Tough start to the race card, especially when we had a couple of decent prices to start the Pick Three. But, you know what I always say. So what? Who cares? What's next? What's next is a late Pick Four at Aqueduct. I tried looking at Churchill, but the riders and trainers are just too damn good at Aqueduct to pass up. Just watch Irad Ortiz's ride on Trans Mississippi in the second and you'll see what I mean. Alright, let's hit this damn thing. By the way post time for this is 2:47pm.
Race Six: I'm taking the Ortiz brothers yet again with the (2) and (11) horses, but I'm also throwing in (1), (6), (8), and (9), to cover this wide open field.
Race Seven: The (1) Cash Offer out of Shackleford and ridden by Jose Ortiz is the horse to beat here. I'm taking him and the (2) trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and the (4) ridden by Irad Ortiz.
Race Eight: I'm going to single the (9) Saratoga Treasure trained by David Donk and ridden by Jose Ortiz (shocking, I know). If this horse is remotely close to his best, he should win this for fun.
Race Nine: This is another open field, but there are some decent horses here. I'm playing (1), (6), (8) and (16). There's some real value on that (6) Hostile Witness out of Verrazano, trained by Rudy Rodriguez and ridden by (surprise, surprise) Irad Ortiz.
BlackJack's Late Pick Four: 1,2,6,8,9,11/1,2,4/9/1,6,8,16
Ticket cost: $36.00
Let's cash one here!
EDIT: The (16) is scratched in the Ninth race and I really don't see anything I'm going to add to it, so if you haven't played yet, just leave it out. If you already played you'll get the favorite at post time added to your tickets if you don't already have them.