Let it ride.
After a sparkling first day of wagering on the Breeders Cup races last Friday, I fell back to Earth on Saturday, with a couple of close-but-no-cigar specials.
In the Classic, I had all my money on Gio Ponti, and there was a moment at the top of the stretch when I thought it might happen—-but the remarkable Zenyatta roared to a thrilling victory, with Gio Ponti finishing second.
|4||Zenyatta||Smith M E||123||7.60||5.60||3.80|
|7||Gio Ponti||Dominguez R A||126||9.20||6.60|
|5||Twice Over (GB)||Queally T P||126||7.00|
Now then. Had I done a Win-Place-Show bet on Gio Ponti, I would have realized a nice profit. But as a casual horse player, I’ve never been a big fan of hedging my bets, so to speak. I want my horse to win baby win! If he comes in second, so be it.
My only regret is that I finished the weekend -$250. Had Gio Ponti pulled off the upset, I would have had at least several hundred in profits, and all of that would have gone to charity.
Ah well. Had a great time betting online with TVG.com and watching the races at Bull & Bear.