|."...left Money on the Table"|
Without high expectations, I approached my handicapping of Arlington yesterday. I was encouraged by what I thought were very poor morning lines that could be exploited. I ended the day up $105.29 with an ROI of 133% but with regrets of leaving money on the table.
As I said pre race, I handicapped the Pick 5 but I passed on betting. That's good because I missed badly on the $7,500 claimer as well as the Hanshin Cup. I did however bet the Pick 4 and flamed out.
I constructed 3 superfecta bets for the 3 stake races. While I won one of those superfectas, I did not place the matching bet I typically make, a boxed 4 horse trifecta off my base handicap. By failing to follow my general betting habits I left $185 for the Arlington Matron Trifecta on the table for the $48 bet. I make mistakes like everyone and this was a mistake.
I did some good handicapping yesterday: In the Matron, I had the 5th and 7th betting favorites in my top 3. In the Hanshin Cup I didn't bite on the heavy betting favorites, backing a better price that was wasn't as good as the better price that actually won. I had a pretty good read on the Classic with the exception of my chalk, Yorkshire Icon (GB) that never fired from the 8th spot on the tote board.
Have fun friends this Memorial Day Weekend. I would like to remember my fellow veterans and our friends who didn't make it.