Welcome to Tacos and Trifectas! Each week, America’s Best Racing’s Southern California correspondent Jose Contreras - @LosPonies to those who follow him on Twitter - will provide a taco review along with a selection that he will key in trifecta bets in hopes of winning some cash to buy more tacos! Contreras will map out a trifecta betting strategy for how to key his main pick and keep track of his return on investment (ROI).
Stop back each week if you love tacos and want a trifecta play!
This week’s eatery:
Cocina Fresca, a taco truck at Pike Outlets
Long Beach, Calif.
- Authentic street style tacos
What to Improve:
- Seasoning left much to be desired
- Salsa could use a bit more kick
This week’s Trifecta key:
Saturday, Los Alamitos Race Course, Race 9, King Glorious Stakes, 6:58 p.m. ET
#4 Lucky Romano (6-1 odds): I thought his big maiden-breaking score in his second start was a legitimate improvement when winning by more than eight lengths. I think he can still run better than what he showed in his first try around two turns and he does own a third-place finish behind the expected favorite Bookies Luck. I expect him to get a good trip stalking the early pacesetters.
Strategy on $80 Budget:
$1 Trifecta: 4 with 2,3,5,6,7 with 2,3,5,6,7 ($20)
$1 Trifecta: 2,3,5,6,7 with 4 with 2,3,5,6,7 ($20)
$1 Trifecta: 2,3,5,6,7 with 2,3,5,6,7 with 4 ($20)
$20 Win on #4 Lucky Romano ($20)
ROI Year to date: $1840 wagered / $2579.50 returned