Today the guys at The Stronach Group are introducing their Pick 5 bet. The Stronach 5 features 5 different races from TSG-owned racetracks. It’s a buck per bet, so pick your horses wisely. Since yours truly is not allowed to bet pentafectas, Pick 5s, or higher wagers, I thought I should give you my picks so you can try playing the Stronach 5 for yourself.
(A digression: I have a stuffed horse doll named Stronach. I got him in 2016 when I was working at the OTB. Will need to post up a pic of him. How I got Stronach and why I named him that will be for another blog post.)
1) RACE 9, LAUREL PARK
Try Bay of Rocks, a 6-1 morning line, Edwin Gonzalez up. The class relief will help him. Throw out the Timonium race, look at the Laurel Park race he completed in August. He was the pace before he finished third by 3 1/2 lengths. Also, first time Lasix!
2) RACE 4, SANTA ANITA
Here, I will use two horses, both 6-1 ML. Movie Moment kept steady speed at her last race in Del Mar, a Grade I. Gary Stevens will be up. The second horse, Sappho (IRE), did well with Geovanni Franco up, plus she likes Santa Anita.
3) RACE 8, GULFSTREAM PARK
Try Take Notice, a 9/2 ML, Nik Juarez up. He has Saratoga and Churchill Downs bona fides.
4) RACE 4, GOLDEN GATE
Try Table for Three (10 M/L), Julien Couton up. He seemed to do well at the all-weather track. And note that he was bumped twice at his last race. I think he’d would be in the money if that did not happen. I think he can win.
5) RACE 9, GULFSTREAM PARK
Peggity (8 M/L), Miguel Vasquez up. She gets along with the jockey. She’s steady. And her name sounds like “Preggie”. :D