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:
‘Ritas Cantina Taco Truck
777 S. Resort Dr.
Valley Center, CA 92082
- Tasty carnitas
- Quick service
- Good salsas
- Open late
Recap of previous wager: Our key horse Global Campaign chased the pace but could only finish fifth.
This week’s trifecta key:
Saturday, March 9
#9 Curlin Grey (10-1 odds): He broke slowly, dropped back to last and made good late bid to get up for third in a good effort against optional claiming foes at Gulfstream Park. He has improved as a 3-year-old and I think he has a running style that can play well over this track. I like that the rider that was aboard for the last two starts also ships in to ride here.
Strategy on $100 Budget:
$1 trifecta: 9 with 1,2,3,4,6,10 with 1,2,3,4,6,10 ($30)
$1 trifecta: 1,2,3,4,6,10 with 9 with 1,2,3,4,6,10 ($30)
$1 trifecta: 1,2,3,4,6,10 with 1,2,3,4,6,10 with 9 ($30)
$10 to win on #9 Curlin Grey
ROI Year to date: $400 wagered / $0 returned