Weekend Winners Club

Aug 07 2017

Mountaineer WV Derby Day Recap- Another Huge Day for the Grid

Monday, August 7, 2017
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It’s time again to look back on the previous weekend and see where we went wrong. We didn’t go wrong here, in fact, a lot went right as usual. If it didn’t for you, perhaps you need to get the Grid. And you should have got it beforehand.
Here’s how you get the Grid for every big track and race day.
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Let’s take a quick look at the late Pick 4 at Mountaineer. After a day in which the first 5 races were won by predictable top or high LP horses, at low odds, we had the Sen Robert “KKK” Byrd Memorial Stakes, in which once again, the top LP horse was favored at 2-1.
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What was different about this stakes was that the 2nd best LP contender, according to the Grid, won at 15-1, and the favorite oscillated again, finishing out of the money. The winner First Growth was also tied for top EP and 2nd in Power and Stamina. The 15-1 odds were too good to resist and I did WPS on that without hesitation.
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This was the breakthrough race of the day for us, netting over $2 grand on a 50 cent super that cost about $24. The public 2nd choice, which I never did quite figure out why was such, other than the trainer being Tom Amoss, also finished out of the money, paving the way for some great payouts.
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Next was Race 7, the WV Governors Stakes. At this point, you’d figure people learned their lesson about LP winning the day as it had in the previous 6 races. Nope, either that or they didn’t have the Grid. The winner was top LP in the Grid, at 8-1. He was also one of two S-type horses in a field with plenty of speed. We pointed this out in an article before the race last weekend.
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Here’s where it got even more interesting. Race 8, the West Virginia Derby G3 worth $750K. We made a point in the pre-race article about Game Over, who finished 2nd at 4-1. But in a race almost devoid of speed, the EP7 Colonelsdarktemper, top in EP in the Grid, won at 7-1. Didn’t see that coming? We did. One of 2 EP7’s with top EP, believe me, both were included in the verticals.
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Colonelsdarktemper with top Grid EP, holds on to front end to win WV Derby.

Colonelsdarktemper with top Grid EP, holds on to front end to win WV Derby.


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To finish up in Race 9, we didn’t need to go further than the top 2 favorites, an E4 with top EP and the S0 with top LP, to get the winner, the E4 at 3-2. Add it all up and what does it mean? A $1600 Pick 4 for the last 4 races, and not a very difficult one at that. The one that most people missed was the 15-1, which as we mentioned, you would have easily had using the Grid.
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Do you think we’re making this up? Check out the previous article, which focused on WV Derby day, and the Mountaineer Grid was provided for free. The final rankings as I quote them may slightly differ after scratches, but were accurate for post time.
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This is after we had a huge weekend at Monmouth, in the same type of fashion, with Grid LP kicking ass at big odds mostly across the board, with some nice EP winners scattered in between. The Monmouth Recap and WV Derby preview were covered here.

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