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letswastemoney
07-25-2015, 12:46 AM
Is anyone playing this?

https://www.dmtc.com/contest/25

ReplayRandall
07-25-2015, 12:53 AM
Is anyone playing this?

https://www.dmtc.com/contest/25

Yes......Do you need some help?

letswastemoney
07-25-2015, 03:54 AM
Yes......Do you need some help?
Nope. Just wanted to see how everyone was doing in it. I've only picked 3 races so far. Will probably try the San Diego.

letswastemoney
07-25-2015, 08:48 PM
Last chance I'll give Bayern.

The best closer Hoppertunity will be overbet.

I don't trust the others, even if there was a bridge jumper.

letswastemoney
07-25-2015, 10:01 PM
Bayern's loss takes my total to +$20, so I'm at the break even point.

For tomorrow, I'll try a 20/1 horse who will likely come down in odds.

$100 WIN Surfcup.

Ocala Mike
07-25-2015, 11:45 PM
Had my first winner today, CATCH A FLIGHT. Going with PATRIOTS RULE tomorrow. I always bet $100 win on my selection.

I'm nowhere in this contest, but doing quite well in Public Handicapper.

illinoisbred
07-26-2015, 10:55 AM
Also had my 1st win with Catch a Flight yesterday. I haven't entered every day and currently sit at +$60. Planning on using Rock Me Baby today...$100 win only.

letswastemoney
07-26-2015, 09:21 PM
Surfcup scratched.

Switching to $100 to WIN on :8: Awesome Return.

I like :3: Rock Me Baby too, but would rather go with the better turf jockey.

letswastemoney
07-26-2015, 09:33 PM
Surfcup scratched.

Switching to $100 to WIN on :8: Awesome Return.

I like :3: Rock Me Baby too, but would rather go with the better turf jockey.Eh, going to try a longshot instead.

$100 to WIN on :1: Poshky.

Ocala Mike
07-29-2015, 11:27 AM
Is the Carla Gaines horse today (7/29) really that bad? M/L guy says 6/1, but I'm thinking a wakeup at a nice price. :6: for me in the 7th.

Ocala Mike
07-30-2015, 05:32 PM
I'll keep gunning - :9: SOI PHET today.

NorCalGreg
07-30-2015, 07:38 PM
I'll keep gunning - :9: SOI PHET today.

I had actually signed up but forgot about it--then saw the posts here. Went ahead and took the :1: POINT PIPER w/ Smith up at maybe a bit of a price--my Pace software pointed to it anyway. Good Luck all :)

jayr01
07-31-2015, 03:53 AM
Hey guys. Hope you don't mind me jumping in.
Oh, that was painful. I also took Soi Phet, winner of $475,000, $100 win at, 32/1. Got floated wide by the 4 and lost by a long neck! That would have put us in the hunt! But it was the right play, so no worries.

I love these conditional allowances Del Mar cards. This one was open to stakes winners in 2014. Not sure how Little Jerry managed this, but kudos to Pedroza. That was a fine race.

letswastemoney
07-31-2015, 08:19 PM
I picked :1: Nahem (8/1), just for the hell of it. Too lazy to go deep into this race.

$100 to WIN.

Tor Ekman
07-31-2015, 08:34 PM
$100 to win on :3: Fast Track, hoping to get 5-1 ML or better

jayr01
07-31-2015, 08:43 PM
Gotta pass this one.

Ocala Mike
07-31-2015, 09:59 PM
5 minutes to post; came up with another bomb, the :9: .

Tor Ekman
07-31-2015, 10:07 PM
I picked :1: Nahem (8/1), just for the hell of it. Too lazy to go deep into this race.

$100 to WIN. good call :ThmbUp:

NorCalGreg
07-31-2015, 10:09 PM
I picked :1: Nahem (8/1), just for the hell of it. Too lazy to go deep into this race.

$100 to WIN.

Damn Damn Damn.....I had the :7: in the contest and real money so it hurts twice as bad--ouch :(

letswastemoney
07-31-2015, 10:17 PM
good call :ThmbUp:Thanks!

I didn't have many angles with this one. He seemed popular at the claim box...so I figured it was a healthy horse at least.

NorCalGreg
07-31-2015, 10:24 PM
Thanks!

I didn't have many angles with this one. He seemed popular at the claim box...so I figured it was a healthy horse at least.

Sorry......bad case of SOUR GRAPES got to me, but it has passed....well done LWM :)

letswastemoney
08-01-2015, 06:23 PM
Sorry......bad case of SOUR GRAPES got to me, but it has passed....well done LWM :)Fine with me.

Let's try again. $100 to WIN :5: Just Kidding.

His odds seem a little high on the ML at 5/1...wouldn't be surprised if he becomes overbet.

Tor Ekman
08-01-2015, 08:19 PM
:7: Perfect Set $100 win

ebcorde
08-01-2015, 08:24 PM
The only day I'll seriously throw money at DelMar is Big Cap day. Else forget it, they're crooks. All that big betting , fancy money, rich people, all that colorful talk on TVG, and what do they offer? Mostly cheap claiming races. What do they do with all that money?

California racing is only Santa Anita now.

Tor Ekman
08-01-2015, 08:30 PM
Suit yourself, dude. For me it's the highlight of the summer.

ebcorde
08-01-2015, 08:45 PM
those $8K claiming races. No way DelMar is on level with Saratoga. DelMar is a west coast Monmouth, another track that blows up itself up and is mostly claiming races. And I will only play Monmouth Tomorrow and say good bye till next year.

NorCalGreg
08-01-2015, 08:52 PM
:7: Perfect Set $100 win

For some damn reason....in these handicapping contests, instead of taking the logical, most likely winner as you did Tor---I had to look high and low for a clever price horse that would catapult me to the top of the standings LOL. Although I did just miss yesterday, playing only for pride and bragging rights throws me a psychological curve-ball.
I also LIKED the :7: Perfect Set -but selected :6: Downtown C.T. in the contest. Good luck all :)

letswastemoney
08-01-2015, 10:17 PM
Tough beat for Perfect Set.

The favorite just stubbornly came back...

ebcorde
08-01-2015, 10:27 PM
if he won they would have taken him down. Del mar are a bunch of thieves.

horses4courses
08-01-2015, 11:30 PM
if he won they would have taken him down. Del mar are a bunch of thieves.

How do you figure that?
He gained half a stride by popping the gate early.
That's not fair, is it?

I saw a race a few weeks back at Canterbury
where about four gates opened late.
One of the late breakers won the race.
The others were declared non-starters.
I think that was a fair outcome.

One thing is for certain with these types of incidents.
You will never have 100% of bettors happy with the call.

Tor Ekman
08-02-2015, 12:29 AM
Tough beat for me, couldn't believe :7: didn't get the nose bob at the wire, sure looked like he had it live, good rally by the winner to tough that one out. As I tell my wife, that's the entertainment value I get even when getting edged out. Love this game.

NorCalGreg
08-02-2015, 12:58 AM
if he won they would have taken him down. Del mar are a bunch of thieves.


If who won???? Do you mean the :7: PERFECT SET?? His rider Gonzales lodged a foul against the winner.

Tor Ekman
08-02-2015, 12:50 PM
Heading out for the day so putting my pick in way early: $100 win :11: Commander King to rule the day.

dirt
08-02-2015, 01:39 PM
playing :12: derby glass

Ocala Mike
08-02-2015, 02:48 PM
Going with the :9: .

Ocala Mike
08-05-2015, 10:34 AM
$100 win, :8: , DEL MAR ANN. Second-timer by Langfuhr, MdSp to MdClm. Should handle grass.

illinoisbred
08-05-2015, 11:25 AM
$100 win on #7 Autumn Flower.

Tor Ekman
08-05-2015, 11:31 AM
$100 win, :8: , DEL MAR ANN. Second-timer by Langfuhr, MdSp to MdClm. Should handle grass.

Same for me, and looking for a nice ride from Corey, hopefully at a price.

NorCalGreg
08-05-2015, 03:00 PM
I remember this Ainslie method that said to bet any maiden that ran against winners last out and (obviously) didn't win- was fit and ready (horse is back in 5 days) and good trainer--(B Abrams). :5: LIRICA HEAT fits that bill to a T. I don't really do maidens so I'll defer to ol' Tom Aislie and hope for the best. Good luck all :)
-NCG

Ocala Mike
08-05-2015, 08:38 PM
Same for me, and looking for a nice ride from Corey, hopefully at a price.

Nice, Tor! Good start to the week, and now I'm in positive territory with my 3rd winner.

Ocala Mike
08-05-2015, 09:07 PM
On Thursday, going with :6: , FINALLYGOTABENTLY. Looks like the right closer in a race loaded with speed; like the recency angle in here.

Tor Ekman
08-05-2015, 09:17 PM
Nice, Tor! Good start to the week, and now I'm in positive territory with my 3rd winner. indeed, finally a nice score after a couple of tough beats. Puts me $230 to the good but still just piker at #688 in the serious contest, but I'll take it. Haven't seen replay yet but from chart notes seems like Corey gave her the nice ride we were looking for. Congrats.

letswastemoney
08-05-2015, 10:49 PM
Tomorrow, let's try :2: Second Proposal (12/1).

$100 to WIN.

I lost the last couple of days, so need a longshot. His Southern California form is solid, even though he's been running in second-tier racetracks lately.

Tor Ekman
08-06-2015, 12:36 AM
Looking for :1: Not Enough Eddie to have enough to step up in class and win back to back. Hopefully better than 5-1 ML. Throw 'em in the deep end of the pool and see if they'll swim. $100 to win

NorCalGreg
08-06-2015, 02:51 AM
No one gonna join me in taking the :7: CHASING THE HEAT --the wanna-be quarter horse?

Ocala Mike
08-06-2015, 09:56 PM
That did not turn out well at all. Going with :5: , CORINTHIAN'S SONG on Fri., $100 win.

NorCalGreg
08-06-2015, 10:10 PM
Tomorrow, let's try :2: Second Proposal (12/1).

$100 to WIN.

I lost the last couple of days, so need a longshot. His Southern California form is solid, even though he's been running in second-tier racetracks lately.


You're gonna join U.S. up on the leaderboard soon if you aren't careful, LWS......Nice :)

Tor Ekman
08-06-2015, 10:23 PM
You're gonna join U.S. up on the leaderboard soon if you aren't careful, LWS......Nice :)
Nice shot by LWS, toss in your call and mine and we had the board covered.

letswastemoney
08-07-2015, 12:20 PM
You're gonna join U.S. up on the leaderboard soon if you aren't careful, LWS......Nice :)I've never been this high this late into the contest (well I realize there's a month left).

At least, I can relax with my bets now and not feel like every loss will push me further into negative numbers. I think I can finish the contest at even or higher, which is good.

letswastemoney
08-07-2015, 02:47 PM
Today's race is difficult.

I'm not a huge fan of turf racing in the first place, and this is a low-level one with some horses dropping. I might take a pass, but it has a late post time so there's time to think about it.

letswastemoney
08-08-2015, 07:22 PM
For today...

:5: Personal Diary (15/1 ML) $100 to WIN

She has one start and one win at Del Mar.

NorCalGreg
08-08-2015, 08:06 PM
For today...

:5: Personal Diary (15/1 ML) $100 to WIN

She has one start and one win at Del Mar.

I'm taking a bomb today too.... :1: Notte d'Oro this horse has an upset special look about her...improving 3 races in a row, cy-3 pop, Prat last rode 3 others in here. I haven't been right yet (3- 2nds out of 6 races) Good luck all

Tor Ekman
08-09-2015, 12:33 PM
Need a price, suspect that Mullins has a live one here off freshening and that Baze can bring it home, $100 win on :2: Hero Ten All

Ocala Mike
08-09-2015, 02:26 PM
Caught the :8: yesterday, so back in positive territory.

Have to come back with the :1: today, TRIED AND TRUE. Had last time, and he steadied.

My daughter (plays as Nappy) is #50 overall.

Ocala Mike
08-09-2015, 05:02 PM
Scratched. Switching to the :10: , ROYAL ALBERT HALL.

letswastemoney
08-09-2015, 06:22 PM
Nothing unusual today...I'll go with :3: Om... $100 WIN.

dirt
08-09-2015, 09:24 PM
Playing 6

Ocala Mike
08-11-2015, 07:02 PM
Going with the :4: on Wed., STORY TO TELL.

First start as a 3-yo; maybe a different horse today, judging by that workout.

Tor Ekman
08-12-2015, 12:45 PM
Going with :2: Top Fortitude, $100 win. Has good back class, hoping it comes out today 2nd off layoff, and that Bejarano draws all the money on the :1:

letswastemoney
08-12-2015, 04:17 PM
Going with :2: Top Fortitude, $100 win. Has good back class, hoping it comes out today 2nd off layoff, and that Bejarano draws all the money on the :1:I put $100 WIN on Top Fortitude too.

Ocala Mike
08-13-2015, 01:04 PM
Plugging away. Today's pick is :7: , LOS GATOS. Can't believe Carla Gaines is this ice cold.

letswastemoney
08-13-2015, 05:24 PM
Today's race is truly awful, with a bunch of horses that have taken turns beating each other in turf routes. I have to pass again.

I'm a little low in races...so I probably need to play the next 3 days to reach the 20 minimum.

Ocala Mike
08-13-2015, 09:52 PM
Bad race, bad result!

I play every day usually; after all, it's not my $100. Tomorrow (Fri.), I am going with :6: , TEXAS RYANO, with the same Carla Gaines rationale.

I do wish that the contest had more maiden and claiming races offered, though.

letswastemoney
08-14-2015, 04:00 PM
I'll try :7: King of Jazz (10/1). $100 to WIN.

Not sure if he can get the distance, but I'll try at those odds.

Ocala Mike
08-15-2015, 01:18 PM
Today (Sat.), going with :4: , SHARLA RAY, $100 win to get back into positive territory.

letswastemoney
08-15-2015, 06:20 PM
I still at +$470 and in 420th place.

Let's try $100 WIN on :7: Zipessa (4/1).

Tor Ekman
08-15-2015, 09:23 PM
Her Emmynency :5: $100 win

Tor Ekman
08-15-2015, 09:55 PM
Today (Sat.), going with :4: , SHARLA RAY, $100 win to get back into positive territory.
Nice call, beat out my :5: late

Ocala Mike
08-16-2015, 01:57 AM
The :4: / :5: exacta came back very nice, indeed.

I hate Sunday's race, but in keeping with my ground rules (never pass a race), I will try $100 win on :6: , HEAT DU JOUR.

Tor Ekman
08-16-2015, 09:04 AM
:1: win $100

letswastemoney
08-16-2015, 03:23 PM
I don't like today's race, but I need it since I'm low on qualifying races.

Going to try something different.

$100 SHOW on :5: Chati's On Top.

I just want to hold position until a better race comes along. Then I'll attack with a $100 WIN bet again.

Ocala Mike
08-17-2015, 09:01 PM
I am 467th with $440.

My daughter's 4th with $2740 (she plays as Nappy).

Tor Ekman
08-19-2015, 10:11 AM
I am 467th with $440.

My daughter's 4th with $2740 (she plays as Nappy).
Great job by your daughter, rooting for her to finish strong and take top spot.

Today's race has a few coming off long layoffs, I'm taking the :5: to be the best of the returning bunch and take this one. $100 to win

letswastemoney
08-19-2015, 02:38 PM
:9: Redo It (6/1)

$100 WIN

Ocala Mike
08-19-2015, 09:30 PM
Caught the :10: , and so did daughter Nappy. She might be in 1st place; have to check the standings.

Ocala Mike
08-19-2015, 11:15 PM
I'm sitting #113 with $1290. Daughter took over 1st place with $3590. Go, Nappy!

Tor Ekman
08-20-2015, 12:23 AM
I'm sitting #113 with $1290. Daughter took over 1st place with $3590. Go, Nappy! :ThmbUp: :ThmbUp:

NorCalGreg
08-20-2015, 02:22 AM
I'm sitting #113 with $1290. Daughter took over 1st place with $3590. Go, Nappy!


WOW! That's amazing, Mike. Did you teach her all she knows......or did she teach the old man all she knows? Way to go, both of ya :)

Ocala Mike
08-20-2015, 10:53 AM
She can handicap circles around me, and knows how to structure bets and manage money way better. She collected on that $1600+ P/4 at AP last Saturday when she got put up in the race where Spencer was DQ'ed. She had THE PIZZA MAN as a stand-alone.

I used to take her to work with me auditing NYRA when she was a tot (early '80's), and I guess being around the Mutuel Dept. rubbed off on her. Interestingly, her older brother is into computers and trains, not horses.

letswastemoney
08-21-2015, 01:18 AM
Hoping they use the Pacific Classic on Saturday.

If so, Red Vine is going to be my play at $100 WIN.

Skipping today though.

Ocala Mike
08-26-2015, 03:21 PM
Doesn't look like he fits in here, but I trust Proctor. $100 win on :5: in today's (Wed.'s) contest race.

Ocala Mike
08-26-2015, 10:00 PM
Contest is now in shambles, thanks to a 50/1 last week and a 30/1 today.

I'll go with the :5: on Thursday; looks like the right kind of dropdown for me and has back numbers.

Ocala Mike
08-27-2015, 11:01 PM
I had the :5: on Thurs. in real life, but forgot to put it in the contest. Tomorrow (Fri.), I'm going with Baze again on the :9: .

MONEY
08-27-2015, 11:13 PM
I think that I'm in last place and fading.

Ocala Mike
08-28-2015, 06:42 PM
Well, since I posted that my daughter (who plays as NAPPY) was in first place, there have been two limit payoff horses of 30/1, neither of which she had. She has plummeted a long way in the standings, and the "stabbers" have taken over.

Ocala Mike
08-29-2015, 01:54 PM
Going with the :5: today (Sat., 8/29).

Ocala Mike
08-30-2015, 08:12 PM
Is anyone still playing? Second yesterday, third the day before. I seem fixated on this number, so $100 win on the :5: today (Sun., 8/30).

gaz
08-30-2015, 09:19 PM
I AM STILL PLAYING DONT MAKE MY PICK UNTIL CLOSER TO POST
#5 HAS BIG LOOK . 3RD OFF ROUNDING BACK INTO FORM.

GOOD LUCK ! OCALA MIKE

gaz
08-30-2015, 10:09 PM
THE :8:

letswastemoney
09-02-2015, 05:14 PM
$100 WIN :9: Rainbow North (7/2 ML)

Went wide on the first turn last time and dealt with cheap speed. Expecting something better today, in what looks like a paceless race.

Kash$
09-07-2015, 01:04 PM
Sitting #194

Rank: 194th
Net Winnings: $1,440.00
4636 serious players
219 for-fun players
Enrolled -- Serious Player

Kash$
09-07-2015, 03:10 PM
Sitting #194

Rank: 194th
Net Winnings: $1,440.00
4636 serious players
219 for-fun players
Enrolled -- Serious Player


this bet got me back in

Wed, Aug. 26th - Race 7
Selections closed 1 week ago (08/26 @ 5:10 pm)
Horse Wager Winnings
4 Point Piper (KY) $100 WIN $3,100.00
$100 $3100.00

Ocala Mike
09-07-2015, 04:18 PM
Nice! I fell by the wayside when those price horses came in, and so did my daughter.

She plays as Nappy, and briefly held the lead, now settling for a top 100 finish.

Too late for me, but I went with the :10: tonight; should have had that number yesterday.

gaz
09-07-2015, 08:36 PM
choked in the stretch 5th

Ocala Mike
09-07-2015, 08:38 PM
My daughter, Nappy, had the winner $100 win. Too little, too late - she thinks she wound up in the top 30.

gaz
09-07-2015, 09:07 PM
she has 19th great job I blew the contest sunday changed my mind from the
#10 to the #5 cost me a trip to vegas. todays race was as hard as any in the contest. but like my son said dad at least you get a hat!!!