Updated 07/28/2012 07:39 PM
The Spa Spot: Long shots delivered some huge payouts
The Graveyard of Favorites produced some hefty mutuels to long shot players Saturday.
After favorites won the first two races, long shots scored in the next three. Lawn Man won the third, returning $22.80. Pete's Parley scored in the fourth and paid $59.00. Our Edge was the upset winner of the fifth, playing $77.00. The superfecta in the fifth was $52,254.
The Pick 4 for races two through five was $91,156. The Pick 3 payoff for the third, fourth and fifth races was $17,829. The 7-7 double for races four and five was $1,350.
El Cuadro won the sixth, paying $11.40.
The seventh went to the Michael Matz-trained Assateague, who led from gate to wire in the 1 1/16 miles turf race and paid $28.40. Kitty Wine was second and combined with Assateague for a $228.00 exacta. The Pick 3 of races five, six and seven was $24,835.
The craziness ended with the seventh and favorites won the final four races on the program. The total of six winning favorites on the program pushed the meet total to 27 in 81 races, 33.3 percent.
Two off-track players hit the Pick Six for $38,717 apiece.