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), which was positive in 2017.
Stop back each week if you love tacos and want a trifecta play!
This week’s eatery:
Agave Mexican Delights
Pechanga Resort Casino
- Crispy batter
- Fresh salsa bar
- Tasty sides of black beans and rice
Recap of previous wager: Our key horse Suspicious Spouse showed the speed we expected but weakened in the stretch.
This week’s trifecta key:
#6 Rocket Heat (8-1 odds): This speedy gelding is still showing that flashy speed and winning races at the age of 6. He didn’t get out to a good start last time out in a race to ignore. Two starts back he showed his usual speed and cruised home at Saratoga by over four lengths in a sharp win. He might not be at the top of his game anymore but his speed still makes him a threat to steal the race.
Strategy on $60 Budget:
$.50 Cent Trifecta: 6 with 2,3,5,8,10,11 with 2,3,5,8,10,11 ($15)
$.50 Cent Trifecta: 2,3,5,8,10,11 with 6 with 2,3,5,8,10,11 ($15)
$.50 Cent Trifecta: 2,3,5,8,10,11 with 2,3,5,8,10,11 with 6 ($15)
$15 Win on #6 Rocket Heat
ROI Year to date: $1,295 wagered / $969.20 returned