As soon as I tweeted out that I was playing a Gulfstream Pick Six people started tweeting me that it's the worst bet in racing and it's a dumb thing to play. Don't get me wrong, I understand the issues with picking six winners consecutively. However, it's also fun every now and then to get a few buddies together, chip in and roll the dice on a huge jackpot. Let me tell you this, brother, if you hit the first three legs of that thing you're going to start to feel very alive. So today on a crappy Thursday, that's what we're doing, grabbing some guys and playing a Pick Six where the carryover alone is nearly $300,000. Let's see if we can cash one on a wing and a prayer. Also, you can chop this ticket up into a Pick Three, Four or Five.
BlackJack and Lo Duca's Pick Six:
Race Five: You could single the (4) Overdeliver here, but realistically I think some coverage is best, I'm using the (6)Atthepearlygates.
Race Six: Tons of scratches here as this race is off the turf and on the sloppy main track. The (2) Take Charge Dude is still my top choice, but I will also use (1) and (5).
Race Seven: I really like the (8) Irish Thunder with Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard and David Fawkes training. I think it's smart to also use (3), (4), and (9).
Race Eight: The (6) Mozo Bello is my top pick here with very nice speed shown in his last time out. I'll also take two top Gulfstream riders with the (8) and (9).
Race Nine: The (5) Discreet Heat has some very nice class figures for this field. He would be my top pick, I'll also couple with (3), (8), (9), and (10).
Race Ten: This race is wide open and it scares the hell out of me, so I'm taking the best ones I see. Top pick is (13) Purecrazidude who was drawn in as main track only. Also use (6), (7), (9).
BlackJack and Lo Duca's Pick Six: 4,6/1,2,5/3,4,8,9/6,8,9/3,6,8,9,10/6,7,9,13
Total Cost: $288
Let's hit the big one, fellas.