Tacos and Trifectas: Delectable Late-Night Spot, MLK Day Play

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Welcome to Tacos and Trifectas! America’s Best Racing’s Southern California correspondent Jose Contreras – @LosPonies to those who follow him on Twitter – will provide a review of a taco eatery 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 if you love tacos and want to get a Trifecta play!

This week’s eatery:

El Sauz

1616 E Anaheim St

Long Beach, Calif.

Score: 9.3

The Good:

·       Tasty marinade and seasoning on the carne asada

·       Good prices

·       Quick service

·       Open late

What to Improve:

·       Limited parking

·       Tortillas sometimes have too much oil

·       No covered seating


This week’s trifecta key:

Monday, Santa Anita Park, Race 7, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes, 6:38 p.m. ET

#8 Chocolate Coated (6-1 odds): She’s shown the versatility to run well on both the dirt and turf while also being able to take those talents sprinting and routing. She’s been given some time off since her good second in the Autumn Miss Stakes in late October over this turf course. I don’t think she will be as far back as she was that day, and she definitely has enough speed to get into a good position before approaching the first turn.

Strategy on $80 Budget:

$1 Trifecta: 8 with 1,2,4,5,7 with 1,2,4,5,7 ($20)

$1 Trifecta: 1,2,4,5,7 with 8 with 1,2,4,5,7 ($20)

$1 Trifecta: 1,2,4,5,7 with 1,2,4,5,7 with 8 ($20)

$20 Win on #8 Chocolate Coated ($20)

ROI Year to date: $136 wagered / $24.60 returned

2018 Megahertz S.
January 15th, 2018

Winning Time: 1:34.24
  • Purse: $100,000
  • Distance: 1 Mile
  • Age: 4 yo's & up
  • Surface: Turf
  • Winning Time: 1:34.24
Results
Win
Place
Show
1st
3 Madame Stripes (ARG)
$9.00
$4.00
$2.60
2nd
4 Insta Erma
$3.00
$2.20
3rd
5 Thundering Sky
$3.20
4th
2 Laseen (IRE)
  • Owner / D P Racing
  • Breeder / Stilvi Compania Financiera SA
5th
8 Chocolate Coated
6th
7 Lady Valeur (IRE)
7th
1 Do the Dance
Scratches
Payoff
Pick 3
1-8-3
1-8-3
$51
Daily Double
8-3
8-3
$53
Exacta
3-4
3-4
$10
Superfecta
3-4-5-2
3-4-5-2
$109
Super High Five
3-4-5-2-8
3-4-5-2-8
$286
Trifecta
3-4-5
3-4-5
$16
Race Replay
Play
Payoff
Pick 3
1-8-3
1-8-3
$51
Daily Double
8-3
8-3
$53
Exacta
3-4
3-4
$10
Superfecta
3-4-5-2
3-4-5-2
$109
Super High Five
3-4-5-2-8
3-4-5-2-8
$286
Trifecta
3-4-5
3-4-5
$16

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