Favorites are winning at an alarmingly large fee. For the 2nd time this year, chalk prevailed at 43 per cent total.
Final week, there had been some inquiries about no matter if favorites could be dependable at Good Grounds. Weekly track tendencies indicated that benefit possibilities were additional abundant on the filth than on the turf for the week finished March 20.
Just after Louisiana Derby week, just the opposite proved to be accurate. On Saturday, formful dirt stakes received by intensely favored Olympiad, Echo Zulu and Epicenter played a component in driving the over-all profitable chalk rate up to 43 %. This is up from 31 p.c the prior 7 days. Charges in the all-stakes Select 5 were uncovered on the grass in She Can’t Sing and Two Emmys. In general favorites gained on turf at Reasonable Grounds 28 %, down appreciably from the prior week’s 64 %.
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Weather conditions in Houston rained racing off the turf Thursday and Friday evening at Sam Houston Race Park. No Mas Tequila, winner of the San Jacinto Turf Stakes on Texas Champions Day at odds of .20-to-1, was one particular of three favorites to gain on the grass out of only four contested over the floor.
Dust racing presented extra opportunity to bettors as the chalk won only 36 p.c of the time. Likely winner of the Richard King Turf Stakes Singapore Flash scratched out of the race, or else favorites may well have gone 4-for-4 on the turf.
Gulfstream’s Tapeta was the place favorites received the the very least very last week, at 24 p.c. Although some bettors keep on to lament the additional variable the surface provides, others have tailored and are cashing in on extended-shot chances.
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