DEL MAR 2018 SUMMER SEASON CONTEST

Catalina
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:21 am

BigDonOKC wrote:To be in the - is no big deal a few years ago I was a -1000.00 or so hit a tiz now horse move out of the red in one move got to about ten place in two days then drop back down. For me the fun is to first try to stay out of the red - next get to top ten then stay there. as of now I can play 3 times before going in red I am down 90.00 of their money.

stark how are you doing/
Staying out of the red (where I have usually spent far too much time) sounds like a plan!
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:42 pm

stark wrote:Day 1.....2nd @ 11/1
Day 2.....3rd @ 23/1
Day 3....another 3rd place, this time @ 7/1 $100.00 Win 11 Midnight Crossing [IRE]
-$300
Day 4 Saturday.....Hoping Flavien Prat can get up in time and save me at 6/1. $100.00 Win 9 West Palm Beach [IRE]
****minimum acceptable odds of 9/2****** will verify during post parade!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:48 pm

BigDonOKC wrote: I only play to win in this contest. give it a shot.
I took your suggestion and now I'm guessing you changed your rules?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
stark
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:51 pm

If anybody needs to see the Saturday PPs and wants to post their pick here......

https://www.dmtc.com/data/pdf/racing/pa ... s/1394.pdf
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BigDonOKC
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:58 pm

stark wrote:
BigDonOKC wrote: I only play to win in this contest. give it a shot.
I took your suggestion and now I'm guessing you changed your rules?
Most of the time I play win only but Friday I could not see a winner had to play two horses to place only one made it. A friend of mine is at 89.
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:19 pm

Dusty wrote:
Catalina wrote:Day 1: Had place horse, money split between 2 horses. $126 (-$100) = $26

Day 2: $0. $26 (-$100) = minus $74

Day 3: Fahan Mura, mostly on win, small side bet on Place. $708 (-$100) = $534, 189th place.
WOW - I am in the NEGATIVE,,,,,Big TIME
It's early going yet, so lots of opportunities still to come.
Catalina
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:22 pm

stark wrote:
BigDonOKC wrote: I only play to win in this contest. give it a shot.
I took your suggestion and now I'm guessing you changed your rules?
Oops, hadn't caught the "win bets only". Apologies, I'll mend my ways.
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:49 pm

Well, in just 4 days it seems like I've seen more front speed horses win on the turf that I did in the past 30 years or so.

Back in the day, looking at the opening week turf course was fun, the grass was up to there and they waited to mow it until about mid-season, could never see their feet!
Seems more like astroturf nowadays.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BigDonOKC
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:28 pm

stark wrote:
BigDonOKC wrote: I only play to win in this contest. give it a shot.
I took your suggestion and now I'm guessing you changed your rules?
Yesterday could not find a winner so played two horses to place one came in today I play one to win he ran second have to wait to see what Sunday brings.
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:16 am

I cannot make picks for SUNDAY - says results are still pending - Just me? Or anyone else?
May they run with the WIND
stark
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:16 am

Dusty wrote:I cannot make picks for SUNDAY - says results are still pending - Just me? Or anyone else?
Still not working @ 6:15am pacific.

Hmmm, maybe my first day to break even!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
stark
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:15 am

Still not open for business but the contest race is #6 The Wickerr at one mile on the turf, get cappin!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BigDonOKC
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:55 pm

stark wrote:Still not open for business but the contest race is #6 The Wickerr at one mile on the turf, get cappin!

It up and working now--- I am up by 210 but if the 8 does not win I will be at +110 for the week. my friend Kate sister is at #12 in the contest :D
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:10 pm

Yep up and running - Editorre is a scratch - not reflected on the contest page
May they run with the WIND
stark
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:51 pm

Dusty wrote:Yep up and running - Editorre is a scratch - not reflected on the contest page
The 8, LiamTheCharmer, is also scratched.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:10 pm

I’m up a big $82. right now. I’m swingin’ for the fences with $40 to WP and $20 to show on the 1. I know it’s a prep for him but he’s gotta show something if their going to haul him to EMD in three weeks. Here’s to hoping he earns some traveling $$.
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:19 pm

Curtis wrote:I’m up a big $82. right now. I’m swingin’ for the fences with $40 to WP and $20 to show on the 1. I know it’s a prep for him but he’s gotta show something if their going to haul him to EMD in three weeks. Here’s to hoping he earns some traveling $$.
Easily the longest shot on the board.
Step 1.....bet a few bucks of real money.
Step 2.....THERE IS A PAYOFF ODDS CAP OF 25-TO-1 ON ALL WAGERS, so maybe a larger show bet is in order????
Step 3.....light a candle.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:18 pm

stark wrote:
Curtis wrote:I’m up a big $82. right now. I’m swingin’ for the fences with $40 to WP and $20 to show on the 1. I know it’s a prep for him but he’s gotta show something if their going to haul him to EMD in three weeks. Here’s to hoping he earns some traveling $$.
Easily the longest shot on the board.
Step 1.....bet a few bucks of real money.
Step 2.....THERE IS A PAYOFF ODDS CAP OF 25-TO-1 ON ALL WAGERS, so maybe a larger show bet is in order????
Step 3.....light a candle.
Step 1.....I put a whole $2 to win on him. I’ve been betting on him since he was a 2yo, he doesn’t owe me anything. I’m at EMD today and at the very least will come out $25 ahead betting $2 per race. $2 is about as real as I get.
Step 2.....When I put the selection in this morning I figured he might go off at more than 25-1 but didn’t know how much. It’s all in fun, I’ll sleep alright tonight.
Step 3......Stranger things have happened, my Pop always told me he never caught a fish without first putting his hook in the water.
stark
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:56 pm

August 12, if I was you, I'd take off the rubber band and bet $4 on the defending champ.
Third off the layoff often a horse's best.
Turf to dirt angle.
Roman will be riding with confidence.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BigDonOKC
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:22 pm

The first weeks is over and i made it in the black to +110. ;)
in the past I have spent the first two weeks in the red

:roll:


looking forward till next week --- I hate grass races- better on dirt :mrgreen:
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