Tacos and Trifectas: Leno's Rico Taco, Santa Anita Longshot Play

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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 if you love tacos and want to get a trifecta play!

This week’s eatery:

Leno’s Rico Taco

Various locations in the Inland Empire

Carnitas Tacos

Score: 9.2

  • Terrific carnitas
  • Green salsa has good flavor with the right amount of heat
  • Good prices and various selection of drinks
  • Indoor and outdoor seating

Recap of the previous wager: Our key horse Tale of Silence settled toward the back of the pack and made a wide move but could only finish fourth.

This week’s trifecta key:

Saturday, Oct. 5

Santa Anita Park, Race 8, $200,000 City of Hope Mile, 7:25 p.m. ET

#10 Andesh (20-1 odds): He was squeezed soon after the start in his last race and then settled toward the back of the pack. He saved some ground down the backstretch before making a six-wide move around the turn to win going away. He was hand-ridden in the final yards and galloped out with good energy while stopping the clock with a good final time. He gets tested for class in this spot but I do think he’s got enough talent to deserve a strong look against these.

Strategy on $100 Budget:

$.50 cent trifecta: 10 with 1,2,3,5,6,7,9,11 with 1,2,3,5,6,7,9,11 ($24.50)

$.50 cent trifecta: 1,2,3,5,6,7,9,11 with 10 with 1,2,3,5,6,7,9,11 ($24.50)

$.50 cent trifecta: 1,2,3,5,6,7,9,11 with 1,2,3,5,6,7,9,11 with 10 ($24.50)

$25 to win on #10 Andesh

ROI Year to date: $1600 wagered / $106 returned

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