Posted: 1/20/2019 11:53:22 AM
Got a story about this race. I came down to the walking ring to check out #1 X Y Jet who is a huge roan & the chalk in this race. I also like #5 Quiote a little bit. As they were about to enter the track I told Irad Ortiz, the rider on Quiote, to have a safe ride. The trainer Georgina Baxter heard what I said & she said "thanks, I think we have a shot here."
Rarely do trainers or jocks say anything to the public like this & since I liked Quiote a little I played 10 WPS on him. So X Y Jet & #6 Rays'warrior got into a wicked speed duel going the 1st quarter in .21 & burned each other out allowing Ortiz to close with Quiote to win going away by about 3 or 4. He paid $48.60; 12.00 & 17.80 for show because X Y Jet ran out of the money & the bridge jumpers were having heart attacks.
So I went to the rail near the winner's circle & made eye contact with Georgina Baxter & congratulated her. She came over & asked if I play Tampa Bay Downs & I told her rarely because I have lousy results capping that track. She told me she had another horse that had a good chance in the last race if I was interested.
So I played the filly R True Sensation, she ended up being the chalk & won by a neck. She only paid $4.60 but it was a decent $48 exacta.