Too Little Too Late For Fading Frog?
On Tuesday night at Hawthorne, you had to be close to get the job done. All winners were on the lead or within a couple of lengths at the head of the lane. We saw Cachemaster and Gary Rath blow up the tote board in the 3rd race paying $102.60. Gary have him a nice drive as he was in contention, sitting third at the top of the lane. We saw Fluff O Macktic win by 11 lengths in the Forest View Final and then in the Berwyn Final Halo Heather pulled off the mild upset.
On Tuesday night, The Frog managed to win a bit and add some cash to his shrinking bankroll. With four days left, we're confident in our final push, so take a leap of faith with your friendly neighborhood Frog! We just missed our exacta play in race one as Almostunbelievable won while RH Bittersweet got stuck in the back and close to just miss second. Richie Cunningham got beat by a 50-1 shot in race three, but managed to finish second and salvage some cash for the bankroll. We hit our $20 exacta in race five with Ms Maggie and Justina Jones that added $96 to the ledger. Fluff O Macktic crusied for us in the 7th race and our $50 and $50 play added $145 to the billfold. For the evening, we wagered $298 and received a return of $321.
For Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Original Bankroll:†† $2000
Total Wagered:††† $5,488
Total Return:†††††† $4,712.80
Current Bankroll:††† $1,224.80 (thru Tuesday, 6/12)
Race One:†† Tomato will be close to the leaders in this short field and her late should get the job done this evening. Go Go Gabby will be gunning for her 5th straight victory and will be tough to down with an easy lead. Letís key these two in a Pick Three play.
$10 Pick Three Ė Tomato (3) and Go Go Gabby (5) in the 1st, C U Next Time (1), Mid West Hottie (3) and Tigress Hall (5) in the 2nd, Mighty Looker (2) in the 3rd.
Total Wager:† $60
Race Three:††† Mighty Looker starts from the rail and has the fastest winning time which was accomplished on a Ĺ mile oval. I know itís a 2 year old trot and I might be crazy but, letís go for it. Itís a straight up play.
$50 Win & $50 Place on Mighty Looker (2).
Total Wager:† $100
Race Four:††† Sugar Bear closed like a monster in last start and will be flying late again. Twistan also closed fairly well and should be close in the end. B Tomm came first-over and took the worst of it. A better journey puts him in the hunt. Itís an exacta box play.
$5 Exacta Box Ė B Tomm (3), Twistan (5) and Sugar Bear (6).
Total Wager:† $30
Race Eight:†† HPís Nirvana has been knocking on the door against this bunch and tonight could be her night. Sheíll be on or near the lead and will be ready to strike. Itís a straight-up play.
$50 Win & $50 Place on HPís Nirvana (2).
Total Wager:† $100†
Race Ten:††† Squawsalot had a big effort from the ten hole and will be ready to win another with the move inside. Mister Streak flashed a sprak in his last two and get the rail for tonightís battle. Itís an exacta play.
$20 Exacta Box Ė Mister Streak (1) and Squawsalot (2).
Total Wager:† $40
TOTAL WAGERED: $330
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