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A losing Pick 3 turns into winning horse racing results

Posted by Pete Mitchell on 4/26/2012 10:34:32 AM

Horse racing results: losing Pick 3 turns into winning plays

  • WHO: Thoroughbreds Alpha Kitten, Dakota Phone
  • WHAT: Santa Anita Stakes Pick 3
  • WHERE: Santa Anita
  • WHEN: Saturday, January 17

If you read Friday’s article, you’ll know that I keyed 3YO colt Square Eddie in Santa Anita’s All Stakes Pick 3 (Races 6 - 8) on Saturday. The ticket that I recommended looked like this: 3,9/6/1,2,7,12. In the first leg, #3-Pinkarella was scratched, leaving me with singles in the first two legs, and four horses in the final leg. Here’s how things unfolded:

I decided that the price on #9-Alpha Kitten in Race 6 was a fair one, so I bet her to win at odds of 1.50-1. Alpha Kitten got the job done and paid for my Pick 3 wager. Unfortunately, #6-Square Eddie was in need of his first start in nearly three months and finished second to a loose-on-the-lead #1-The Pamplemousse. Not the horse racing results I was looking for, as it knocked me out of my Pick 3 wager. Undaunted, however, I found serious value in Race 8, and took advantage.

Amazingly, #12-Dakota Phone was being overlooked in the betting at 17.30-1. He had finished a fast-closing fourth in his previous start, missing third by a half-length to El Gato Malo, despite swinging five-wide into the stretch.

On Saturday, he received a favorable 6-lb. weight shift from El Gato Malo, yet that rival went off at a measly 4.60-1! It also didn’t hurt that Dakota Phone was being piloted for the first time by the magical Garrett Gomez, who was able to work out a decent trip from the difficult post 12.

Dakota Phone ran second to fellow longshot Nownownow (18.20-1), who was notching his first win since capturing the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf in 2007. I bet Dakota Phone across the board, and he paid $14.00 to place and $6.80 to show…not bad horse racing results!

So, what started out as a losing Pick 3 ticket turned into a couple of solid winning plays and a net profit for the day. I love this sport!

For more horse racing results and other great tips and advice, check out Pete Mitchell’s columns every week in the Betting Edge and racebook.

Pete Mitchell has been handicapping horses since his teenage years. He has been a professional horse player for many years, and came to’s attention through multiple referrals from industry insiders/sportsbook owners. Pete is revered for his horse handicapping opinion and industry experts acknowledge his impressive career winning record. Thoughts or questions?



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