The SAUHBR action kicked it up a notch this past weekend, leaving Borderland Totalisator and me in a dead-heat for Total (amateur) Handicapping Domination – 65-65!!
YEHAW!! TRIFECTA, BABY! 1st TRI in SAUHBR was hit by yours truly in the Secretariat Stakes! Winchester (1)-by daylight-Plan (2)-Tizdejavu(1)!! Winchester’s victory was so visually impressive he’s going into my new fave category, and the final time wasn’t that bad, either -2:01:76. TRIPLE POINT BONUS! 12 points!!
But that’s not all — In the Beverly D, Mauralakana (4) and Communique (1) galloped under the wire for an EXACTA!! YESS! DOUBLE BONUS! 10 points!
Then, as I predicted, the Million was the Euros’ race to lose — they swept the top 3 spots. Spirit One lead them wire to wire, with Archipenko (2) and Mount Nelson (1) rounding out the tri. I didn’t hit the winner, but I *did* get the place/show. Stream Cat was 6th behind Einstein — the best US placing was 4th finisher Silverfoot, who may just have taken my advice on that John Henry juju. 3 points!
BT, on the other hand, didn’t have such stellar luck at Arlington — Tizdejavu got him 1 pt in the Sec, he was shut out in the Bev D, and Archipenko won him a point in the Million. What happened to you, Glen?
Sunday’s 2yo Sprint Stakes were a little Crazier but I still did pretty decent with the picks … BUT! I have a Scoring Q that must wait ’till BT gets back to his computer!!